St. Louis Blues


Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : St. Louis Blues

Written by W.C. Handy and published in 1914, St. Louis Blues is a jazz standard that was one of the first blues songs to succeed as a pop song.  St. Louis Blue was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1988.


Style:  Jazz

Date Recorded: 1939

Composer: William Christopher Handy

Lyricist: W.C. Handy


Charted: In 1941 St. Louis Blues charted for 11 weeks in Billboard reaching #2

Wikipedia: St. Louis Blues


I hate to see that evening sun go down
I hate to see that evening sun go down
Cause my baby, he’s gone left this town

Feelin’ tomorrow like I feel today
If I’m feelin’ tomorrow like I feel today
I’ll pack my truck and make my give-a-way

St. Louis woman with her diamond ring
Pulls that man around by her, if it wasn’t for her and her
That man I love would have gone nowhere, nowhere

I got the St. Louis blues, blues as I can be
That man’s got a heart like a rock cast in the sea
Or else he wouldn’t have gone so far from me

I love my baby like a school boy loves his pie
Like a Kentucky colonel loves his mint ‘n rye
I love my man till the day I die


Artie Shaw and his Orchestra / Artie Shaw and his Gramercy 5


Artie Shaw - St. Louis Blues

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