Jaz Dumoz Music Blog

la vie en rose 

Song of the Day: "la vie en rose", 1947, Edith Piaf. 

This was the original French recording of the song. In 1950, several artists, including Edith and Louis Armstrong, recorded the song in English. I included the kiss and "C'est la vie." at the end from Edith's 1950 English version.

The Louis Armstrong version of the song was Song of the Day October 26, 2020. Edith's English version included an interlude, Louis's didn't.

I got a copyright claim on YouTube for this song. From Sony, for infringing on "La Vie En Rose, Live (2012)". 1947 is 74 years ago??? I thought copyright was 70 years, apparently it's 95. Still, claiming I'm infringing on a 2012 recording I've never heard of, copying a 1947 song seems incongruous. I contested the claim. An interesting exercise, hopefully I won't lose my YouTube channel.

Added to the With Intro project.


What a Fun Gig! 

I greatly enjoyed playing Sedona Taphouse. Started out in the direct sun on an 86° evening, but it really wasn't bad. Material was well received, yay! Management asked me back, yay! Here is a fine pic from this evening.

tea for two (with looper) 

I did my 1st Song Of The Day since July 19: "tea for two (2) (with intro)", 1924, Vincent Youmans.

I already recorded this song 2021-01-03.

This time I put the looper on for the main song & then soloed over it. 

I'm not sure I like the vocal & guitar harmony (at around 2:30). I ran it by Rick Howard, he likes it! FTW!


Set #5 

I just added Set #5 to the Set Lists page. I think this is the last set I will do for a while. In anticipation of getting some gigs (no jinx, fingers crossed), I will slow down on adding new songs and instead spend more time practicing the 75 songs in Sets 1-5.