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Dec. Song Of The Month--My Melancholy Baby

MikeKMikeK Asheville, NCNew Altamira M-10, Altamira M-01D, Epiphone Joe Pass
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This month's song of the month is so fun to play that I have to remind myself not to call it too often, just to keep it special for my bandmates & myself. It was written in 1912 by Ernie Burnett & George A. Norton. It seems to have become really popular when Gene Austin recorded it in 1927, and that was followed by many other famous vocal versions, notably Bing Crosby. Some of my favorites among them are recordings by Ella Fitzgerald & Mildred Bailey.

My favorite Django version of it was recorded with the Hot Club in Paris in 1939. Here's a link to it:

I call it in C, but the other guitar player in my band calls it in Eflat. Either way, it's super fun, especially with all that chromatic stuff in the head. Attached is the chart I use.

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