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Dave Brubeck Lyrics


Don't worry 'bout me
I'll get along
Forget about me
Just be happy my love

Let's say that our little show is over
And so the story ends
Why not call it a day the sensible way
And still be friends

Look out for yourself
That should be the rule
Give your heart and your love
To whomever you love
Darlin' don't be a fool

Why do we cling to this old faded thing
That used to be
So if you can forget
Then don't worry 'bout me

Why should we cling to some old faded thing
That used to be
So if you can forget
Then you don't worry 'bout me

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Written by: Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler

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kocn53

This occurred on the "Paul Desmond Quartet" LP on Fantasy which included Don Elliott on mellophone (which is sort of a cross between a flugelhorn and a French Horn). Mort Sahl wrote the liner notes and as a comedian may have had something to do with renaming Joe Dodge. At least one critic did not get the joke, however, and stated in his review that the drummer indeed was "Joe Chevrolet". I have a copy of that review.

kocn53

Thanks, glad you like it. Early, previously unreleased Brubeck-Desmond recordings just seem to keep coming out of the woodwork slowly onto CDs. I have a few contacts that help, plus there is a good discography in Doug Ramsey's biography of Paul Desmond (which I highly recommend). I like this music so much that spending time trying to track it all down is enjoyable. The rewards are great. I have 10 different versions of "Stardust" and they are all unique, nearly all masterpieces.

kocn53

Thank you very much for this info, I did not know about the Concert Vault. There probably are other interesting recordings there. You are correct that it is the same performance. However, the playback machine on the Concert Vault version ran a little faster, raising the pitch by almost a semitone, and the YT version here has night club applause dubbed over the Newport applause. Seems strange that bootleggers would bother to do that. Do you know exactly when the bassists changed? I don't.

da19lila38

Thanks for the great post! Have been listening to this beautiful melody for the umpteenth time and enjoy the performance immensely. As to Joe Dodge, it reminded me of the story I had read in the Doug Ramsey book "Take Five"...where they wrote Joe Chevrolet instead of Joe Dodge on the cover of some album (for fun, of course!).

swell1954

Where do you find these rare treasures? I'm loving them!!!

swell1954

I do own that book, and its great. I guess I'll have to keep checking your account for 'new' recordings, as I'm a huge fan of both Paul Desmond and Dave Brubeck. Oh and you may want to check out Wolfgang Concert Vault, if you haven't already.

swell1954

Bob Bates was the bassist from 1954-55, and his brother Norman took over from 1956-57. Eugene Wright was the bassist from 1958 till the group dissolved in 1967.

Josep Montella

This rendering is even better than that of "Jazz goes to College"

swell1954

Interesting discovery. On Wolfgang's Concert Vault, this cut is part of the Quartet's performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1955. That would make the bassist Bob Bates. Very cool discovery.

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