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Cryptic Blues

Cryptic clues to fifteen blues.
This month we gave you clues to fifteen tunes that have 'Blue' or 'Blues' in the title. All you had to do is get that grey matter working and sort them out!

How did you get on? Don't forget to check your score.


Humphrey Lyttelton


The answers are below ....

Give yourself one extra point if you were able to identify the song title for these lyrics:

' Am I blue, am I blue
Ain't these tears in my eyes telling you
Am I blue, you'd be too
If each plan with your man done fell through

Was a time I was his only one
But now I'm the sad and lonely one, lonely
Was I gay till today
Now he's gone and we're through,
am I blue

Was I gay till today
Now he's gone and we're through, am I blue
Oh he's gone, he left me, am I blue '

From: Am I Blue (Harry Akst, Grant Clarke)



Your Score

15 + correct - On The Sunny Side Of The Street.
11 - 14 correct - Look For That Silver Lining
7 - 10 correct - Don't Worry, Be Happy.
6 correct - Blue Turning Grey Over You.
1 - 3 correct - Am I Blue.



Here are the answers



1. Has the great trumpet player been Canonised?

Answer: St Louis Blues





2. Cadfael is sad.

Answer: Blue Monk





3. Buckingham Palace gardens covered in forget-me-nots?

Answer: Royal Garden Blues


Blue Colours



4. Azure, Cobalt, Cyan, Navy - they are .......,

Answer: All Blues





5. Skin shades after a boxing match?

Answer: Black And Blue.

[Click here for a video of Louis Armstrong and his All Stars playing Black and Blue in Berlin in 1965. Louis Armstrong (trumpet and vocals), Tyree Glenn (trombone), Eddie Shu (clarinet), Billy Kyle (piano), Arvell Shaw (bass), Danny Barcelona (drums).]


6. Waving goodbye to sadness.

Answer: Bye, Bye Blues.


7. Unhappy in Soho?

Answer: West End Blues.






8. One of the X-Men is feeling down.

Answer: Wolverine Blues.





9. Humph would have had a difficult time spending this one.

Answer: Bad Penny Blues

[Click here for a video of Humphrey Lyttelton and comedian Les Dawson introducing Humph playing Bad Penny Blues].



10. Blues of the Borneo nickname given to Jimi Hendrix or the winner of the 1895 Grand National.

Answer: Wild Man Blues


11. Was this room in the White House named by Rodgers and Hart?

Answer: Blue Room

[Click here to listen to Miles Davis's misleadingly simple-seeming and beautiful interpretation of Blue Room].



Cat On A Hot Tin Roof



12. This sad cat is on a hot one.

Answer: Tin Roof Blues.





13. This Bix Beiderbecke recording was not a vocal, despite its title.

Answer: Singing The Blues.

[Just in case you never heard it, click here for Bix and Tram playing the historical version of Singin' The Blues].



14. Where Elvis's Graceland is located in his sad memory.

Answer: Memphis Blues.



Call The Midwife



15. Should we Call The Midwife for this?

Answer: Birth Of The Blues.





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