Skip to content


The Mills Brothers Sing Basin Street Blues – So Smooth! – Video

OK, well I couldn’t let this go without this version of Basin Street blues by the wonderful Mills Brothers at the Boston Pops in the ’80s.

The Mills Brothers Sing Basin Street Blues – So Smooth!

In this video they mimic the sounds of trumpet and trombone so well that if you had your eyes closed when listening to it you would be hard pressed to tell they were done by the human voice. These guys were the epitome of cool.

Basin Street Blues
by Spencer Williams

No won’t you come along with me
Down the Mississippi
We’ll take trip to the land of dreams
Floatin’ down the river down to New Orleans

And the band’ll be there to meet us
Oh, friends to greet us
That’s where the light and the dark folks meet
A heaven on earth, they call it Basin Street

Basin street is the street
Where the elite always meet
Out in New Orleans, the land of dreams
You’ll never know how nice it seems

Or just how much it really means
And I’d rather be, yes, siree
New Orleans the land of dreams
Where I can lose my Basin Street blues

Now ain’t you glad you came with me
We went down the Mississippi
We took a trip to the land of dreams
We floated down the river
Down to New Orleans

Basin Street, that’s the street
Where the elite always meet
Down in New Orleans, the land of dreams
And you’ll never know how nice it seems

Or just how much it really means
I’d rather be, yes, siree
New Orleans the land of dreams
Where I can lose my Basin Street blues

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Posted in New Orleans Life, New Orleans Music, New Orleans Videos.

Tagged with , , , , , , , .



© 2009-2017 Richard Bienvenu All Rights Reserved -- Copyright notice by Blog Copyright

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Affiliate Disclaimer