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BLUE SMOKE

Postby MARGARETD » 13 Jun 2018 03:56

This interpretation of BLUE SMOKE I played as a duet with a friend, on my Yamaha AR 100 organ.
One played left hand on the lower keyboard plus right hand on upper keyboard.
The other played right hand on the higher section of the upper keyboard.

In February 1949 a 78 rpm disc featuring the song ‘Blue smoke’, written by Ruru Karaitiana and sung by Pixie Williams, became the first record wholly produced in New Zealand from composition to pressing. It was a hit-seller for the New Zealand TANZA record label.

Karaitiana served in the Middle East with the N.Z. Maori Battalion. He wrote 'Blue smoke' while on the troop ship Aquitania, in 1940 off the coast of Africa, when a friend drew his attention to some passing smoke.
Back in New Zealand, he assembled a quintet and in October 1948, produced the first version which topped N.Z. radio hit parades.

First words of the song:
"Blue smoke goes drifting by, into the deep blue sky
And when I think of home I sadly sigh....."

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Re: BLUE SMOKE

Postby Brian007 » 13 Jun 2018 07:57

Hi Margaret,

A new one on me, but still a very nice piece of music, a interesting collaboration on the music

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Re: BLUE SMOKE

Postby dragon » 13 Jun 2018 09:54

A pleasant melody I can't recall hearing previously. The duet adds interest. ,, Fred
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Re: BLUE SMOKE

Postby Jon D » 13 Jun 2018 16:17

Hello there Margaret,
Not one I know but it was a pleasure to listen to it a very well played performance from both of you my good friends. :D :D :D

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Re: BLUE SMOKE

Postby JohnT » 13 Jun 2018 19:31

Hi Margaret Not one I know but a lovely duet with some nice sounds. An easy listen. John
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Re: BLUE SMOKE

Postby Hugh-AR » 14 Jun 2018 23:58

Hi Margaret,

That's a very nice composition. Went well as a duet, with accordion, and piano accompaniment. Very catchy tune! Loved it!

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Re: BLUE SMOKE

Postby Hugh-AR » 15 Jun 2018 01:25

Margaret,

I have been searching for references to this piece on YouTube, and have put something up about it here, in Music Videos, Member's Choice:

Do a right-click to open this up in a New Tab
viewtopic.php?f=314&t=6427

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Re: BLUE SMOKE

Postby George » 15 Jun 2018 19:04

Hi, Margaret,

Well that's a new one for me I enjoyed it a good arrangement and well played.

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