Birth of the Blues

Song Description

Snippets from the archives interpreted by songstress, Ruthie Gregor, recorded at 90 years young in 2009!

Song Length 2:36 Genre Pop - Standards, Pop - Classic
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood In High Spirits, Endearing Subject Happiness, Pride
Language English


They heard the breeze in the trees
Singing weird melodies
And they made that the start of the blues

And from a jail came the wail
Of a down-hearted frail
And they played that as part of the blues

From a whippoorwill out on a hill
They took a new note
Pushed it through a horn till it was worn into a blue note

And then they nursed it, rehearsed it
And gave out the news
That the Southland gave birth to the blues

Lyrics Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown Music Ray Henderson
Producer Gregor Rice Publisher © 1926, © renewed 1956 Warner Bros. Inc/Stephen Ballentine Music/Ray Henderson Music ASCAP
Performance Ruth Gregor vocalist ~ Gregor Rice all else Label RiceSound Studios ~ Gregor Rice Publishing & Production
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