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Thread #104139   Message #2130564
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
21-Aug-07 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: Happy Blues
Subject: RE: Happy Blues
I just pulled out an Ella Fitzgerald CD at random (see A Blind Pick thread)and was surprised with one of the tracks. Most of the cuts on the CD are with a big band backing, but this one starts out with a blues guitar introduction. The song was recorded with a small combo and very much in the rhythm and structure of the blues. The title: I'm A Lucky So And So. The whole song is about seeing how miserable others are, and feeling lucky to have a home to go home to, with someone there to greet you.

Kinda dissorienting, in a way..

Jerry