Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bye Bye to the Blues

The Flood has been booked to play a private party this weekend in connection with the celebration of a new marriage, so last night we looked through our storehouse of music for our most joyous tunes. One of the first we decided on was this great old jazz standard, "Bye Bye Blues." Les Paul and Mary Ford made it famous in 1952, but  it's been recorded by everybody from Count Basie and Benny Goodman to Brenda Lee and Liberace to Hank Snow and Merle Travis. It may be "Bye Bye Blues," but it's hardly bye bye to the song itself. It's obviously got staying power. We wish the same to the happy couple!

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