ELLA FITZGERALD PODCAST

Η Ella Fitzgerald υπήρξε, θα μπορούσε να πει κανείς, η μεγαλύτερη τραγουδίστρια του 20ου αιώνα, ανεξαρτήτως είδους, το πρότυπο του larger-than-life καλλιτέχνη, χαμένου στην τέχνη του και εργαλειοποιημένου από αυτήν.
Ο τρόπος με τον οποίο προκύπτει αυτή η φωνή, “αυτόνομη” και “αδιαμεσολάβητη” είναι ο
ανθρώπινος τρόπος υπέρβασης του ανθρώπινου, κάτι που ποτέ καμιά A.I. δεν θα μπορέσει να πετύχει.
Ακούμε την
Ella σε τρια τραγούδια, των Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin και Cole Porter αντίστοιχα.

Ella Fitzgerald was, one might say, the greatest singer of the 20th century regardless of genre, the standard of larger-than-life artist, lost in their art and becoming a tool of it.
The way this voice emerges “autonomous” and “unmediated” is the
human way of transcending the human, something that no A.I. will ever manage to achieve.
We hear
Ella on three songs, by Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter respectively.

00:00 It Never Entered My Mind 04:08 Blue Skies 07:45 In The Still Of The Night

IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND
I don’t care if there’s powder on my nose
I don’t care if my hair-do is in place
I’ve lost the very meaning of repose
I never put a mud pack on my face
Oh who’d have thought that I’d walk in a daze
Now I never go to shows at night
But just to matinées now
I see the show, and home I go
Once I laughed when I heard you saying
That I’d be playing solitaire
Uneasy in my easy chair
It never entered my mind
Once you told me I was mistaken
That I’d awaken with the sun
And order orange juice for one
It never entered my mind
You have what I lack myself
And now I even have to scratch my back myself
Once you warned me that if you scorned me
I’d sing the maiden’s prayer again
And wish that you were there again
To get into my hair again
It never entered my mind
You have what I lack myself
And now I even have to scratch my back myself
Once you warned me that if you scorned me
I’d sing the maiden’s prayer again
And wish that you were there again
To get into my hair again
It never entered my mind

BLUE SKIES
Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see
Bluebirds
Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long
Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you’re in love, my how they fly
Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on
I never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going oh-so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you’re in love, my how they fly
Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT
In the still of the night
As I gaze from of my window
At the moon in its flight
My thoughts all stray to you
In the still of the night
While the world lies in slumber
Oh, the times without number
Darling, when I say to you
Do you love me
As I love you?
Are you my life to be
My dream come true?
Or will this dream of mine
Fade out of sight?
Like the moon growing dim
On the rim of the hill
In the chill, still of the night
In the still of the night

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2 Comments

  1. Paradiddle diddle April 23, 2024 at 7:29 pm

    Εξαιρετική καλλιτέχνιδα και μάλιστα από τους πρωτοπόρους στην jazz. Είχε τύχει να δω ντοκυμαντέρ της στο ZDF και αγάπησα την μουσική της με την γλυκιά φωνή της.

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  2. Liz Gauffreau April 23, 2024 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you for the delightful musical interlude. I enjooyed it very much.

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