Black And Blue Synthesis

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"(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue" was composed by Fats Waller with lyrics written by Andy Razaf and Harry Brooks. It was originally debuted in 1929 in the Broadway musical Hot Chocolates and was originally performed by Edith Wilson. The song was later changed and popularized and recorded several different times by Louis Armstrong. Armstrong’s rendition of the song is a fairly typical example of typical jazz in the 1920s both lyrically and musically. The performance futures Armstrong’s trumpet and singing front and center in the performance with a drum set, trombone, clarinet, and piano in the background. The Song has a very bluesy feel much like a lot jazz of the time. This moody feel steams from the minor cord progression that the
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