Saturday, October 24, 2020

Music Reviews: Anne Laurie: Since I Fell For You

The song Since I Fell For You is a blues/jazz standard written by jump blues pianist Buddy Johnson. I was really only familiar with the Dinah Washington interpretation. I recently ran across an earlier version sung by Anne Laurie which dated from 1947. It's not as lush as the Washington rendition but I like it just as much. Its sparseness speaks to me. 

Maybe it will to you as well. Supposedly Washington herself listed Laurie as an influence. I wonder how much of today's music will still be relevant sixty or seventy years after it was released. Perhaps the best of it will. There was plenty of crap released in whatever Golden Age of music one cares to reference. Still, it's hard for me to let go of the idea that they don't write songs like this any more. The lyrics are equally applicable to men or women. Listen below.


When you just give love, and never get love
You'd better let love depart
I know it's so, and yet I know
I can't get you out of my heart
You made me leave my happy home
You took my love, and now you've gone
Since I fell for you
Love brings such misery and pain
I guess I'll never be the same
Since I fell for you
Well it's too bad, and it's too sad
But I'm in love with you
You love me, then you snub me
But what can I do, I'm still in love with you
Well, I guess I'll never see the light
I get the blues most every night
Since I fell for you
Since I fell for you

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