The song of the day for Thursday, August 15, 2013 is “Undecided Blues.”
About This Song
“Undecided Blues” was written by the great blues and jazz singer Jimmy Rushing. Rushing started his career as an itinerant blues singers in the midwest before moving to California, where sang with Jelly Roll Morton and other bands. In the mid 1930s, Rushing joined the Count Basie band, and sang with Basie for thirteen years. He also worked with Duke Ellington in 1959 and made an album with the Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1960.
About This Version
Today’s song is from Tony Bennett’s 2001 album Playin’ With My Friends — Bennett Sings The Blues. And sing the blues he can. There’s some fine music on this album and The Year of Tony Bennett heartily recommends it.
“Undecided Blues,” as well as the album Playin’ With My Friends, is available from iTunes.
And if you have some extra time today, here’s Jimmy Rushing …