Black and Blue from 1929. Something quite different than I usually do. Just for fun. It seems quite the perfect Covid song, so I ended up playing and singing it. I don’t think my future is as a blue singer, but again having fun.
Musical Memories – Songs I remember hearing and playing when I grew up in the 1940’s and 1950’s. I often played out of the two old Black Fake Books my Mom bought. I thought I would share some of those wonderful songs of the past. Beautiful songs with rich chords, melodies, rhythms and wonderful words. How so many wonderful songs have been born from those 7 white keys and 5 black keys is a true miracle of music to me. The number of song choices is in the thousands. I hope you enjoy the little bit of the past I share with you.
Black and Blue”(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue” is a 1929 jazz standard composed by Fats Waller with lyrics by Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf. It was introduced in the Broadway musical Hot Chocolates (1929) by Edith Wilson. Blues singer Ethel Waters’s 1930 version of the song became a hit, and the song has been recorded by many artists since then.