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Name of jazz song I heard?

  • 10-03-2019 5:35pm
    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 34 EuKaryMe

    Whatever the name of this song was, it had quite a bit lyrics. It was a female sung jazz song. All I really remember was that it had the lyric "yellow" in it somewhere. I think I heard "cliches" in there too somewhere.

    I heard it on RTE Gold at about 2:40 am this morning


  • Registered Users Posts: 967 ✭✭✭ Fogmatic

    Could it be a blues song called Young Woman's Blues, that Bessie Smith and Billie Holliday sang (I ain't no high yellow, I'm a deep yellow brown…)?

  • Registered Users Posts: 967 ✭✭✭ Fogmatic

    Correction (sorry - bit distracted last night!). As far as I know Billie Holliday didn't record Young Woman's Blues (and it is more Bessie Smith's bag, though she was a big inspiration for Holliday).

    I got confused between two of my favourite numbers, both mentioning yellow. The other one, written and sung by Billie Holliday, is called Brown and Mellow (bit of a clue there!); 'He wears high-draped pants, Stripes are really yellow'. Seems a more likely one, as she's usually classified as a jazz singer (Bessie Smith was more hardcore blues, though usually accompanied by Louis Armstrong). The singing's also more or continuous (the Bessie Smith number has a fairly lengthy instrumental intro).

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,140 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so

    Found a selection of songs with "yellow" in it, all jazz. Maybe this list will help?