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Oct Song Of The Month--My Blue Heaven

MikeKMikeK Asheville, NCNew Altamira M-10, Altamira M-01D, Epiphone Joe Pass
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Written in 1927 by Walter Donaldson (George A. Whiting wrote the lyrics), this song came to fame in the movie Ziegfeld Follies and became a huge hit for Gene Austin in 1928. I love calling it on my bandstand, and the various musicians I play with usually greet it with smiles and enthusiasm. I love that it's in Eflat, not the most common key for the GJ repertoire. (Others in my arsenal include The Man I Love & Body And Soul). Here's a link to the chart my trio uses:

I love the movement on the bridge when I'm soloing over the changes. Ironically, I was familiar with it before I heard Django play it because Alan Alda's Hawkeye sings it several times in a MASH episode. Time & time again, we are reminded of the magic of how this music can come at you from many varied & interesting sorces.

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