Who Sang The Birth of the Blues? Della Reese

Della Reese And That Reminds Me / A Date With Della Reese cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999
length: 2:46
Some other versions of "The Birth of the Blues"

Lyrics
Oh, they say some people long ago
Were searching for a different tune
One that they could croon
As only they can
They only had the rhythm
So they started swaying to and fro
They didn't know just what to use
That is how the blues really began
They heard the breeze in the trees
Singing weird melodies
And they made that the start of the blues

And from a jail came the wail
Of a down-hearted frail
And they played that
As part of the blues
From a whippoorwill
Out on a hill
They took a new note
Pushed it through a horn
Til it was worn
Into a blue note
And then they nursed it, rehearsed it
And gave out the news
That the southland gave birth to the blues!

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 And That Reminds Me
  • 2 The More I See You
  • 3 Time After Time
  • 4 Daybreak Serenade
  • 5 I Only Want to Love You
  • 6 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • 7 In the Still of the Night
  • 8 Years From Now
  • 9 C'Mon C'Mon
  • 10 If Not for You
  • 11 By Love Possessed
  • 12 I Wish
  • 13 Sometimes I'm Happy
  • 14 Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
  • 15 Almost Like Being in Love
  • 16 Someone to Watch Over Me
  • 17 The Birth of the Blues
  • 18 Pennies From Heaven
  • 19 Getting to Know You
  • 20 If I Forget You
  • 21 All of Me
  • 22 The Nearness of You
  • 23 Just One of Those Things
  • 24 The Party's Over

  • Release information
    label: Collectables
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 090431641224
    script: Latin