The Little Blue FrogEdit

A little blue frog.

"The Little Blue Frog" is a jazz-funk fusion piece written by trumpeter Miles Davis.

Recorded on November 28, 1969 at Columbia Studio E (three months after the Bitches Brew sessions), it was never released during Davis's lifetime. First published in 1998 as part of the Complete Bitches Brew Sessions box set, it is now one of the four bonus tracks of the Big Fun album since its expanded CD reissue in 2000.

The titular blue may evoke rarity (blue-pigmented variants of frogs are excessively rare,[1][2] though a blue species exists in South America, Dendrobates azureus) or melancholy (the blues, though the piece's mood is more whimsy and eerie than sad) or both (loneliness). Throughout the 9 minutes of this tune, a background "bwoing, bwoing" bass vamp evokes the sound of the titular frog a-leaping on his way.

Sources
  • Davis, Miles (2000) [recorded 1969]. "The Little Blue Frog". Big Fun (exp. ed.). New York, NY: Columbia/Legacy. Disc 2, track 3. OCLC 44796544. C2K 63973. SONY 0639732000. ASIN B00004VWA6. Check date values in: |year= (help)
Notes
  1. ^ Cox, Jeremy (2006). "Rare blue tree frog found at Corkscrew", Naples Daily News, www.naplesnews.com, December 20, 2006
  2. ^ Prescott, Bob (2008). "Our Blue Frog", Wellfleet Bay Natural History Notes (blog of the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary), Mass Audubon Blogs (blogs of the Massachusetts Audubon Society), massaudubonblogs.typepad.com/wellfleetbaynews, August 28, 2008: "I’m not sure how rare a blue frog is, but I have only seen 2 in my 30 years of pond explorations. Others may have seen more, but blue frogs have not been reported widely on Cape Cod."

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