SHANGHAI-LEKSIKON
The Birth Of The Blues

Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (vocals: Jack Fulton), 1926.

Fra Broadway musicalen "George White's Scandals Of 1926"

(B.G. DeSylva / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson)

Paul Whiteman var en af sin tids største jazzmusikere og bar tilnavnet ”The King of Jazz”. Sangen The Birth of the Blues var i flere år Paul Whitemans signaturnummer:

 

Oh! They say some people long ago

were searching for a different tune.

One that they could croon

as only they can.

 

They only had the rythm so

they started swaying to and fro.

They didn’t know just what they had

and that is how the blues really began.

 

They heard the breeze in the trees

singing weird melodies.

And they made that

the start of the blues.

 

And from a jail came the wail

of a down hearted frail.

And they played that

as part of the blues.

 

From a whippoorwill out on a hill

they took a new note.

Pushed it through a horn

‘til it was born into a blue note.

 

And then they nursed it, rehearsed it,

and gave out the news

that the southland

gave birth to the blues!

 


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Dette spørgsmål stillede Shanghai Modern sin ungdomsredaktør Ying Chen, som straks drog i feltet med sin tegneblok for at indfange nogle af nattelivets prinsesser.

Og ja, det lykkedes virkelig Ying at få et par Chanel-modeller på blokken!

- Det var nemt nok, siger Ying smilende. Selvom alle de kinesiske piger naturligvis var i qipao.

- Personligt foretrækker jeg også at gå i qipao, når jeg skal i byen, fortsætter Ying. Men for de hvide kvinder synes jeg bestemt, at Chanel er et fint valg.

Her er to Coco Chanel-kvinder i Shanghais natteliv indfanget på Ying Chens skitseblok i henholdsvis aftenkjolen og den lille sorte:

 

 





Søren Hein Rasmussen
Christina Maria Jessen

Ying Chen
Sissel Vennike Ditlevsen
Christina Maria Jessen
Carsten Lysbjerg Mogensen
Søren Hein Rasmussen
Rikke Holst Thomsen

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