Born to Be Blue (Mel Tormé song)

"Born to Be Blue" is a 1946 traditional pop torch song written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells. It was first recorded by Tormé and Sonny Burke in 1946. It was revived by both singers and instrumentalists starting in the mid-1950s, and is considered a jazz standard.[1]

Cover versionsEdit

Performer Album Year
Anita Wardell Kinda Blue[2] 2008
Anton Schwartz The Slow Lane[3] 2000
Benny Green Source 2011
Bobby Timmons Born to Be Blue! 1963
Charlie Byrd Byrd Song[4] 1965
Chet Baker Baby Breeze[5] 1965
Clifford Brown Brownie: The Complete EmArcy Recordings[6] 1989
Dexter Gordon Lullaby for a Monster[7] 1981
Eddie Harris The In Sound[8] 1965
Ella Fitzgerald Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie![9] 1961
Freddie Hubbard Born to Be Blue 1982
Gene Ammons Twisting the Jug[10] 1961
George Shearing with Nancy Wilson The Swingin's Mutual! 1960
Grant Green Born to Be Blue[11] 1962
Helen Merrill Helen Merrill[12] 1955
Jack Bruce Things We Like[13] 1968
Jackie and Roy Concerts by the Sea[14] 1978
Jane Monheit The Heart of the Matter[15] 2013
June Christy Friendly Session, Vol. 1[16] 1949 (rel. 1998)
Mildred Bailey Me and the Blues[17] 1957
Ray Charles Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul[18] 1963
Stan Getz Cool Velvet – Stan Getz and Strings[19] 1961
Steve Miller Born 2 B Blue[20] 1988
Wes Montgomery Full House[21] 1962
Wynton Kelly Piano Interpretations[22] 1951

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Born to Be Blue". Jazzstandards.com. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Anita Wardell | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  3. ^ "The Slow Lane - Anton Schwartz | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Born To Be Blue - Charlie Byrd | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Chet Baker | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Clifford Brown | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Dexter Gordon | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Eddie Harris | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  9. ^ "(I Was) Born To Be Blue - Ella Fitzgerald | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Gene Ammons | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Grant Green | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Helen Merrill | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Jack Bruce | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Concerts by the Sea - Jackie & Roy | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Jane Monheit | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Friendly Session, Vol. 1 | Release Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  17. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Mildred Bailey | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  18. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Ray Charles | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  19. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Stan Getz | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Steve Miller | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Born To Be Blue - Wes Montgomery | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  22. ^ "Born to Be Blue - Wynton Kelly | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 November 2016.