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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:

Thérèse said...

Beautifully poignant.

Phil Perisich said...

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".

Jager said...

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

Stephen Hayes said...

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

Tom Cochrun said...

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

Should Fish More said...

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

Jim Burbidge said...

Thanks, Bruce.
"The Thrill is Gone."