Striking A Blue Note

Word of the Day Challenge: Jaunty

Blue Note Records found themselves with an unexpected hit with Lee Morgan’s Sidewinder and as the tune was played on Juke Boxes, Blue Note struggled with demand being a small label. The success of the Sidewinder lead to the inevitable, the attempt to follow it up. So for a while Blue Note records tried to replicate the success with another Lee Morgan called “The Rumproller” and as it goes, it lacked what made the Sidewinder successful. This wasn’t confined to Lee Morgan, various other artists on the label were tainted with the fall out of the Sidewinder’s success.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s