Black and Blue – Joe Vincent Tranchina – solo piano

(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue – Joe Vincent Tranchina – solo piano arrangement  -. From the 1929 musical Hot Chocolates. Based upon Louis Armstrong’s version. He left out the controversial gender specific 1st verse, intensifying the poignant message of racial discrimination and isolation. I recorded this for the February 2022 Flushing Town Hall Virtual Jazz Jam. The house band contributes their own versions of Louis Armstrong recorded songs. Flushing Town Hall and all of us thank the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation for its continued support.

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