Who Sang The Birth of the Blues? The Oscar Peterson Trio

The Oscar Peterson Trio A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Jazz
Style: Swing/Cool Jazz
length: 2:39
guest bass: Ray Brown
piano: Oscar Peterson
drums (drum set): Ed Thigpen
Some other versions of "The Birth of the Blues"

Lyrics
Oh! they say some people long ago
Were searching for a diff'rent 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 they had
And 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 born 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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 You Make Me Feel So Young
  • 2 Come Dance With Me
  • 3 Learnin' the Blues
  • 4 Witchcraft
  • 5 The Tender Trap
  • 6 Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night in the Week)
  • 7 Just in Time
  • 8 It Happened in Monterey
  • 9 I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 10 All of Me
  • 11 The Birth of the Blues
  • 12 How About You?

  • Release information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin