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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY (sort of)

There are some words here, sung by the man who also plays the trumpet.

The incomparable Chet Baker.




A remarkably talented man whose career was cut short 26 years ago by the ravages of heroin and cocaine.  It makes me . . almost blue.

7 comments:

  1. He was 59 when he died but looked much older. With the drugs came beatings; it was wonder he could play at all towards the end. He could sing and there are different versions of him singing "My Funny Valentine".

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  2. Late night, glass of scotch with a few rocks, wife asleep on your shoulder, blue but not too blue.

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  3. Too bad we've been denied the beauty of his artistry for all these years because of drugs.

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  4. Your words are true blue. Chet was a great artist. His talent still moves us.

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  5. Always liked "Let's Get Lost" too, he could handle that piece of brass.

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  6. Thanks, Bruce.
    "The Thrill is Gone."

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