Saturday, August 22, 2009

Love Is Blue In G minor Not By Claudine Longet

(Image: By Makoto Koji from the film, The Cat Piano. Check it out on the Web below.)

Female singer asks her keyboard player, "I'd like to do Love Is Blue tonight... but can you think of a way to jazz it up, you know... make it a little hot?"

Keyboard player replies, "Sure, we can do the first chorus in G minor, then modulate to G#minor for the second chorus in 5/4 time, then modulate to A minor in 3/4 time for the bridge, then cut off the last 3 bars!"
She purrs, "That might be too complicated to do without a rehearsal!" Keyboard player responds, "Well, that's how you did it last night!"


nomore said...

It's really a great song, Blue ~ Blue ~ my love is blue~~ Blue is my love~~~isn't it?

Andy Young* said...

Thank you nomore. It is a soothing and sentimental song and most beautifully sung in French too.