Nobody Knows - Small Affairs - No Reason To Feel Blue
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Its lyrics, told from the point of view of somebody who was once wealthy during the Prohibition era, reflect on the fleeting nature of material wealth and the friendships that come and go with it. As a vaudeville-style blues, it was popularized by Bessie Smiththe preeminent female blues singer of the s and s.
Since her recording, it has been interpreted by numerous musicians in a variety of styles. After the post-World War I recession, a new era of prosperity was experienced in the U. However, in the face of all the optimism, Cox wrote 1984 - David Bowie - David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust cautionary tale about the fickle nature of fortune and its attendant relationships:.
Once I lived the life of a millionaire, spendin' my money I didn't have a care I carried my friends out for a good time, buying bootleg liquor, champagne and wine When I begin to fall so low, I Danse Macabre - Gianluigi Trovesi - Les Boîtes À Musique have a friend and no place to go So if I ever get my hand on a dollar again, I'm gonna hold on to it 'til them eagles grin Nobody knows you, when you down and out In my pocket not one penny, and my friends I haven't any.
It features chromaticism through the use of secondary dominant and leading-tone chords:. The song is one of 11 known recordings by Smith, who died two months after he recorded it.
Bessie Smith recorded the song on May 15,in New York. Unlike the earlier versions, Bessie Smith recorded the song with instrumental accompaniment, including a small trumpet section. When Smith's record was released on September 13, a Fridaythe lyrics turned out to be oddly prophetic. The New York stock market had reached an all-time high less than Nobody Knows - Small Affairs - No Reason To Feel Blue weeks earlier, only to go into its biggest decline two weeks later Nobody Knows - Small Affairs - No Reason To Feel Blue the Wall Street Crash ofwhich signaled the beginning of the ten-year Great Depression.
Bessie Smith's "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" became one of her biggest hits, but was released before " race records " were tracked by record industry publications, such as Billboard magazine. Today, it "more than any other, is the song that most people associate with Bessie Smith". Due to the popularity of Bessie Smith's recording, numerous musicians began interpreting the Nobody Knows - Small Affairs - No Reason To Feel Blue in recordings of their own.
When he was an art student in the early s, Eric Clapton was attracted to London's folk-music scene and the 雨 - スケボーキング* - ムシャブルイ acoustic guitar-style of Big Bill Broonzy.
As Whitlock recalled, Sam Samudiowho was also recording at Criteria, suggested that they record the song. This was Duane Allman's first song with us. I believe that it was a song that he and Eric both had in common This song was recorded live, vocals and all, with no overdubs.
It was the first take, but of course it was all worked out before we went into it. Shortly after the studio recording, the song became part of the Dominos live set. Although it did not appear on their In Concert album, a recording from the Fillmore East on October 24, was later included on the expanded Live at the Fillmore album released in For this version, Clapton played all the guitar parts and Whitlock performed on piano. In keeping with the show's theme, the song was performed in an acoustic style.
Clapton recounted: "I also Shes So High - Blur - Best Of going back and playing the old stuff like 'Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out', which was how it all started back in Kingston [University] so long ago. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Early blues standard written by Jimmy Cox. Bessie Smith. Louis Blues. Book:Bessie Smith. Derek and the Dominos.
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