Beauty will save

Beauty in everything

Blue Canary 60 years of history

Blue Canary 60 years of history

Blue Canary 60 years of history

Blue Canary 60 years of history
Blue Canary – brilliant, popular in the 50’s song, and now almost forgotten, the creation of Italian-born Vincenzo Fiorino (who worked in a team with Paul Whiteman). The lyrics of the song was translated into several languages and is represented in this set in a variety of versions recorded different years.

Blue Canary-60 years of history

Drawing. Blue Canary-60 years of history

(chris.pirillo.com source of image)
The Italian translation has been popular in the USSR in the early 60s of the last century, thanks to the record “around the world” (“Melody”).

Vyacheslav Polunin Blue Canary-60 years of history

Vyacheslav Polunin performed with his and Robert Gorodetsky ‘Mummers Theater”

The second peak of popularity of the song was reached much later when Vyacheslav Polunin performed with his and Robert Gorodetsky ‘Mummers Theater”. To date, Robert Gorodetsky has more than forty versions of this song in his records collection. Sometimes this song is called “a cult anthem” of Actors.

Vyacheslav Polunin

Vyacheslav Polunin

Vyacheslav theater

Vyacheslav Polunin theater

Hollywood actress and singer Dinah Shore

Hollywood actress and singer Dinah Shore, 1960

Author of the song Vincent (Vince) Fiorino played the tuba in the renowned ensemble of Paul Whiteman. He then founded his own ensemble and opened a nightclub in Florida, where he performed and composed his works, released them on vinyl records (in particular “Golden tuba”).

Blue Canary-60 years of history

Blue Canary

The song “Blue Canary” (words and music) was written in 1953, for the famous Hollywood actress and singer Dinah Shore. The Dinah Shore record was released on August 1st, 1953. Before that, in February 1953, Fiorino (Vince Fiorino Orchestra) released his own version, where his solo singer Tina performed. Fiorino has another famous song – “Red canary”, released by Vince Fiorino trio.

Blue Canary-60 years of history

Blue Canary

The song “Blue Canary” performed by many famous musicians, in English (using the original text) and in other languages.

Blue Canary-60 years of history

“blue Canary” is not blue in color, it is “sad, sad girl”

Contrary to popular misconception, “blue Canary” is not blue in color, it is “sad, sad girl”, the very first line (she feels so blue) indicates the sadness of Canaries. In addition, pure blue or blue Canary does not exist and artificially bred gray-blue is a pretty exotic.

Blue Canary-60 years of history

An old drawing of Blue Canary with lyrics

In modern Anglo-American slang the phrase “blue canary” refers to the police (in the United Kingdom and the United States, their form has dark blue) whose worsened State of health or death is a warning sign for fire fighters (in contrast, the police do not have to fire the special protective equipment) or for other police.

Blue Canary-60 years of history

The well known in Russia performers of the famous song Blue Canary Vyacheslav Polunin theater

This expression is related to the practice of the miners to take the bird into the mine in case of occurrence of poisonous gases in the atmosphere. The bird is very sensitive to the composition of the air, and when canary died, people could have time to leave the mine.

Blue Canary-60 years of history

Blue Canary

Blue canary, she feels so blue
She cries and sighs, she waits for you
Blue canary, the whole day long
She cries and tries to sing a song

Boy canary will sing a tango
He will sing a sweet lullaby
He will try to chase your blues away
So please sweetheart, don’t cry

Blue canary, don’t feel so blue
For I know just what to do
It won’t take long to sing this song
And then fly home to you

Blue blue blue canary –
Tweet tweet tweet — the whole day long
She cries and sighs and tries
To — tweet tweet tweet — to sing a song

Blue Canary-60 years of history

Blue canary

At different time the song was sung by Aldo Conte, Dinah Shore, The Elder Barber, Marisa Fiordaliso & Enzo Amadori, Erkki Otsman & Ieva Kerevica/Cabaret, Frank Chickens, The Peanuts, Pedro & Capricious, Pinky & Killers, Renate Holm, Vince Fiorino Orchestra, Vince Fiorino Yukimura Izumi, Trio, Alexander Naumov, Boney M, Viktor Zakhodayev, Inga Dontsova, Rare Bird

Blue Canary 60 years of history

An Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

An Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

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