Sunday, August 28, 2016

Singing Sunday: Invisible Man

This playlist has a story behind it. My sophomore year of high school I was assigned Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison for my end-of-term paper. The protagonist often mentions Louis Armstrong's song, "Black and Blue". This playlist is inspired by the music of that era, and music inspired by the artists of that era.

The list is provided below, but you can listen to the whole playlist by clicking here.

1. “Black and Blue" – Louis Armstrong
2. “Kind of Blue” – Miles Davis and John Coltrane
3. “You Were Only Passing Time With Me” – King Oliver and His Orchestra
4. “Singin' the Blues” – Bix Biederbecke
5. “My Blue Heaven” – Paul Whiteman
6. “Satin Doll” – Duke Ellington
7. “I'll Be Seeing You” – Billie Holiday
8. “Sing, Sing, Sing” – Benny Goodman
9. “Stardust” – Artie Shaw
10. “Smile” – Nat King Cole
11. “Are You Lonesome Tonight” – Blue Barron and His Orchestra
12. “Crazy Blues” – Mamie Smith