Blues In The Night

 

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : Blues in the Night

Blues in the Night was the #66 song on the Top 100 List in 1941. From the 1941 Warner Brother’s movie ‘Blues in the Night’, starring Priscilla Lane, Richard Whorf, Betty Field, Lloyd Nolan, Elia Kazan, and Jack Carson. The film was nominated for a Best Song Oscar.

Album:  
Side A: This Time the Dream’s On Me
Side B: Blues in the Night

Style:  Fox Trot / Jazz

Date Recorded: September 2, 1941

Composer: Harold Arlen

Lyricist:  Johnny Mercer

Instrumentation:  

Charted: In 1941 ‘Blues In The Night’ charted for 2 weeks on Billboard reaching #10

Wikipedia: Blues in the Night

Name: Oran “Hot Lips” Page

 

 

Lyrics

 
My mama done told me, when I was in pigtails
My mama done told me, uuhm
A man’s gonna sweet talk and give you the big eye
But when the sweet talkin’s done
A man is a two-face, a worrisome thing
Who’ll leave you to sing the blues in the night
Now the rain’s a-fallin’, hear the train’s a-callin’, “Oo-oo-wee!”
My mama done told me, hear that lonesome whistle
Blowin’ ‘cross the trestle, “Oo-oo-wee!”
My mama done tols me, a-oo-wee-da-oo-wee
Ol’ clickety-clack’s sending echoin’ back the blues in the night
The evenin’ breeze’ll start the trees to cryin’
And the moon’ll hide its light when you get the blues in the night
Take my word, the mockingbird’ll sing the saddest kind of song
He knows things are wrong, and he’s right
Ah-ah ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah ah-ah-ah
From Natchez to Mobile, from Memphis to St. Joe
Wherever the four winds blow
I been in some big towns an’ heard me some big talk
But there is one thing I know
A man is a two-face, a worrisome thing
Who’ll leave you to sing the blues, singing in the night
The evenin’ breeze’ll start the trees to cryin’
And the moon’ll hide its light
When you get the blues, blues in the night
Take my word, the mockingbird’ll sing the saddest kind o’ song
He knows things are wrong, and he’s right
From Natchez to Mobile, from Memphis to St. Joe
Wherever the four winds, four winds blow
I been in some big towns an’ heard me some big talk
But there is one thing I know
A man is a two-face, a worrisome thing
Who’ll leave you to sing the blues in the night
Yes lonely, lonely blues in the night

Artie Shaw & His Orchestra

  • Oran “Hot Lips Page”, Trumpet
  • Artie Shaw, clarinet, directing:
  • Steve Lipkins, first trumpet;
  • Aniello “Lee” Castaldo (later Castle),
  • Max Kaminsky,
  • Jack Jenney, first trombone;
  • Ray Conniff, trombone;
  • Morey Samel, trombone;
  • Les Robinson, first alto saxophone;
  • Chuck DiMaggio alto saxophone;
  • Mickey Folus, Georgie Auld, tenor saxophones;
  • Artie Baker, baritone saxophone. (All saxophonists doubled on B-flat clarinet except Folus, who doubled on bass clarinet);
  • Johnny Guarnieri, piano;
  • Ed McKinney, bass;
  • Mike Bryan, guitar;
  • Dave Tough, drums
  • Violins:Leo Persner, Bernard Tinterow, Raoul Poliakine, Leonard Posner, Max Berman, Irving Raymond, Bill Ehrenkranz, Alex Beller, Truman Boardman;
  • Violas: Morris Kohn, Sam Rosenblum, Leonard Atkins,
  • Celli: George Taliarkin, Fred Goerner, Edoardo Sodero.

Label: Victor 27609-B

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