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Ella Fitzgerald – (In My) Solitude (Verve Records 1956) And some “Solitude” photos


 

 

Uploaded on Jan 2, 2011

 

With Barney Kessel on guitar, (In My) Solitude” is a 1934 jazz standard, composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Eddie DeLange and Irving Mills.

Ella’s accopanied by Ben Webster (ts), Stuff Smith (vl), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b), and Alvin Stoller (d). Recorded September 4, 1956, Radio Recorders, Hollywood. (Verve Records)

In my solitude you haunt me
With reveries of days gone by
In my solitude you taunt me
With memories that never die
I sit in my chair
I’m filled with despair
There’s no one could be so sad
With gloom ev’rywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I’ll soon go mad
In my solitude
I’m praying
Dear Lord above
Send back my love
Dear Lord above
Send back my love

in my solitude alt. take

in my solitude alt. take (Photo credit: mumucs)

Solitude

Solitude (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn)

 

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Nina Simone: Mood Indigo


 

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Mood Indigo, renditon by Nina Simone
(1930) Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
 

You ain’t never been blue
Till you’ve had that mood indigo
That feeling goes stealing down to my shoes
While I just sit here and sigh
Go along blues
I always get that mood indigo
Since my baby said goodbye
And in the evening when the lights are low
I’m so lonely I could cry
For there’s nobody who cares about me
I’m just a poor fool that’s bluer than blue can be
When I get that mood indigo
I could lay me down and die 
You ain’t never been blue, no, no, no
You ain’t never been blue, no, no, no
You ain’t never been blue
Till you’ve had that mood indigo
That feeling goes stealing down to my shoes
While I just sit here and sigh
Go along blues