Who Sang The Meaning of the Blues? J.J. Johnson

J.J. Johnson Tangence cover art
Release information
length: 5:58
mixer: Jay Newland
assistant mixer: Brian Kinkead
orchestrator: Robert Farnon
recording engineer: Dick Lewzey
violin: Gillian Cohen, Beatrice Harper, David Randall, Derek Collier, Geoffrey Grey, Rachel Cohen, P.J. Dale, Mike de Saulles, Maurice Brett, Mark Berrow, Levine Andrade, Joan Edwards and Homi Kanga
cello: Anthony Pleeth, Caroline Dale, Ursula Hess and Norman Jones
conductor: Robert Farnon
French horn: Nick Busch, Richard Watkins, Jeff Bryant and John Pigneguy
orchestra: Robert Farnon & His Orchestra
trombone: J.J. Johnson, Bill Geldard, Colin Sheen, Don Lusher and Gordon Campbell
trumpet: Nigel Carter, Kenny Baker, Derek Healey, Simon Gardner and Ronnie Hughes
viola: Ken Essex, John Graham and George Turnland
woodwind: Denis Walton, Joseph Sanders, Peter Hughes, Ray Swinfield, Robin Kennard, Roy Willox and Tommy Whittle
Some other versions of "The Meaning of the Blues"

Lyrics
Do you know what it means to walk alone?
And what it means to be, be by yourself?
Do you know what it means when there's no one to bring you good news?
Then you know, you know the meaning of the blues

Do you know what it means to cry alone?
And what it means to cry by yourself?
Do you know what it means to love a woman you can't own?
If you do, then you know the meaning of the blues

I've been weeping and weeping,
Moaning and moaning,
Crying and sighing all the day
I've been hiding my tears
Feel like dying
Wishing love would come to stay
And do you know what it means when the lord is taken away?
I cry, oh I cry
Oh I cry everyday

Yes I know what it means to walk alone
And how it feels to walk by myself
Yes I know what it means to love a woman you can?t own
Yes I do,
I know the meaning of the blues
Yes I know the meaning of the blues
Woo-hoo

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 People Time
  • 2 The Meaning of the Blues
  • 3 For Dancers Only
  • 4 Dinner for One, Please, James
  • 5 Two's Company
  • 6 Lament
  • 7 Opus De Focus
  • 8 The Very Thought of You
  • 9 Amazing Grace
  • 10 MalagueƱa
  • 11 The End of a Love Affair
  • 12 Malaga Moon

  • Release information
    format: CD
    script: Latin