Tag Archives: 1950s

Kind Of Blue

So is it a good thing that I’ve started to move down the Jazz route or is this a journey that I won’t return from……………

Well, whatever happens I might as well enjoy the ride.

Following on from discovering Bitches Brew last month I decided to move back in time to 1959 and picked up Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. This is a classic and understandably so, the music here is the epitome of sitting in a club as witching hour kicks in whilst nursing a singe malt.

Help! I feel a pretentious personality descending upon me – if I you ever hear me start saying things like “it’s the notes you don’t play” please try and save me…………

 Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (1959) CD – 1997 Release

  • So What
  • Freddie Freeloader
  • Blue in Green
  • All Blues
  • Flamenco Sketches
  • Flamenco Sketches (Alternate Take)

Rate – 4/5

Listening Since Day One

CDs – 35, Vinyl Singles – 17, LPs – 19, Downloads – 5, Cassettes – 1

Total Tracks: 782, Time: 59h 03m 06s 

Just Sittin’, Listenin’ – 2

 

The Coasters – Searchin’ / Young Blood (1957) – Vinyl

Searchin’ does the job in a gospel meets R&B type of way. Young Blood however has a laid back groove to it but the humorous vocal breakdowns have aged it, as have the lyrics which probably paint a different picture to the one originally intended –

I saw her standin’ on the corner
A yellow ribbon in her hair
I couldn’t stop myself from shoutin
Look a-there Look a-there
Look a-there Look a-there
Young blood, young blood, young blood

Rate – 3/5 Condition – 4/5

Listening Since Day One

CDs – 4, Vinyl Singles – 10, LPs – 3, Downloads – 5, Total Tracks – 99, Time – 5h 58m 10s