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.


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