Bye Bye Blues has been my dad’s favorite tune to play on tenor banjo for as long as I can remember. I really like how he takes off with it, speeding it up to breakneck speed. I’m still amazed at how fast he can whip that banjo up. Today, we put on a Mother’s Day concert for my Grandma.
I don’t play with my dad too often anymore, but here is the second installment with him joining me on tenor banjo. The first was at a jam in Loveland. This time, I’m mostly just adding a little flair to the tune.
Bye Bye Blues (song) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|“Bye Bye Blues“
|Bert Lown and his orchestra
|Les Paul and Mary Ford
Many other artists (see #Recorded versions)
“Bye Bye Blues” is a popular and jazz standard written by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, and Chauncey Gray and published in 1930.
The year it was introduced it was sung by The Vikings on the NBC radio series, The Vikings. It has been recorded by many artists, but the best-known recording is one made in 1952 by Les Paul and Mary Ford. This recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2316. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on December 27, 1952 and lasted 5 weeks on the chart, peaking at #11.
Bye Bye Blues Lyrics
Bye bye blues…. bye bye blues
Bells ring…. birds sing
Sun is shin-in’…. no more pin-in’
Just we two…smil-in’ through
Don’t sigh….don’t cry
Bye bye blues
Bye bye blues….i’m sayin’ bye bye blues
Bells will ring and birds all sing
Stop your mope-in’, keep on hope-in’
You and me….can’t you see
Now don’t you sigh…..and don’t you cry
Bye bye blues