The Singers Tale- Recordings – ‘Your Blues.’ ©

Your Blues © Carol Grimes Recorded 1986. London Eyes Wide Open.

YOUR BLUES. I have added more inspirations since recording this song in the 1980s.
A never ending love for music and singers.

Your Blues.’   

(Recorded 1986. Eyes Wide Open.)  Grimes. ©

 I heard Ray Charles on a Jukebox in 1959.

‘Night time is the right time.’

And oh, that sound was fine.


Miles Davis blew ‘Kind Of Blue.’

A bitter sweet refrain.

And I never heard a saxophone

Played as wild as John Coltrane. 

 When Ella sang ‘How Strange The Change From Major to Minor’

And Charlie was the ‘Bird’ who cried.

I never heard a sound, 

Mmm – any finer.

It caught my heart inside.


Aretha soared and Otis roared and

Bobby ‘Big Blue’ Bland

Could sing his song and before too long

You know you understand  


The blues: my blues: your blues. X 2


Now, Oscar Brown, 

He was cool, old school cool

Like Mingus, ‘AH UM,’ break the rules.

Betty Write out ‘a sight  ‘Shoo rah, shoo rah.’

Gil Scott Heron, no music for fools.

And Joni sweet Joni, Blue, like a River 

She flows: as

The Blues, your blues, my blues.

 Bold fingers, that’s Mingus,

Ain’t no funk like Thelonius Monk.

The sound lingers, soul singers.

Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, Staple Singers

Sam Cooke, ooh I’m sunk.

 When Bessie sang ‘Any Woman’s Blues….’

She took my breath away.

‘Body and soul’ 

I lost control at the sound of

Lady Day.

A sensual moan, Nina Simone

Stevie Wonder, the music’s inside.

‘No! No regrets’

I’ll never forget Edith Piaf,

She sang from inside the blues.

Your blues: My blues: The blues.

Your blues: My blues: The blues.

With love to all the singers I have loved.

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