ノリの悪い日記

古今東西の映画、ポピュラー音楽、その他をいまここに交錯させながら随想します。

Bye Bye, Blackbird

2009 年のマイケル・マン監督の映画『パブリック・エネミーズ』は、この監督の作品としては良い出来だとは思わないものの、 “Bye Bye, Blackbird” という曲がこの作品の中で重要な役割をしていたのは周知の通りである。そして、この曲もまた『彼奴は顔役だ!』(1939) で使用されている。まとめてみると、50 年代になって再び急に取り上げられるようになったことが分かる。

 

1926:

Gene Austin:

Nick Lucas:

Leo Reisman and his Orchestra:

Benny Kruger and his Orchestra:

1927:

Josephine Baker:

1950:

Dean Martin:

 

1955:

Peggy Lee:

1957:

Miles Davis:

1958:

Helen Merrill:

1959:

Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson:

Andy and the Bey Sisters:

1960:

Etta Jones:

Rosemary Clooney:

1961:

Tonny Mottola:

1962:

John Coltrane:

1963:

Albert Ayler:

Kenny Dorham:

1964:

Chet Baker:

Julie London:

1969:

Joe Cocker:

1972:

Sarah Vaughan:

 

 

Blackbird, blackbird singing the blues all day

Right outside of my door

Blackbird, blackbird, why do you sit and say
There's no sunshine in store

 

All through the winter you hung around
Now I begin to feel homeward bound

Blackbird, blackbird gotta be on my way

Where there's sunshine galore

 

Pack up all my care and woe

Here I go singing low

Bye bye blackbird

Where somebody waits for me

Sugar's sweet so is she

Bye bye blackbird

 

No one here can love and understand me

Oh what hard luck stories they all hand me

Make my bed and light the light
I'll arrive late tonight

Blackbird bye bye

 

Bluebird, bluebird, calling me far away

I've been longing for you.

Bluebird, bluebird this is my lucky day

Skies are turning to blue

I'm like a flower that's fading here

Where ev'ry hour is one long tear
Bluebird, bluebird this is my lucky day

Now my dreams will come true

 

Pack up all my care and woe

Here I go singing low

Bye bye blackbird

Where somebody waits for me,

Sugar's sweet so is she

Bye bye blackbird

 

No one here can love and understand me

Oh what hard luck stories they all hand me

Make my bed and light the light,
I'll arrive late tonight

Blackbird bye bye