Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Lover Man – Charlie Parker on AllMusic – Juliet could still justifiably have come out with the Lover Man song, it would have .. The liner notes for the album Charlie Parker on Dial Volume 1 say that he. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Lover Man on Discogs.

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I don’t know why but I’m feeling so sad I long to try something I never had Never had no kissin’ Oh, what I’ve been missin’ Lover man, oh, where can you be? Juliet, standing on the balcony in the moonlight; Romeo hiding below in the bushes; Juliet tearing her heart out, cries: For years, the scene has been chzrlie so often that now it is taken for read that Juliet is looking for her lover man.

The language of the time meant something different.

It goes like this:. It is nor hand nor foot, nor arm nor face, nor any other part belonging to a man. O be some other name!

The Montague and the Capulet families are sworn enemies. Juliet could still justifiably have come out with the Lover Man song, it would have fitted quite well as a segue, although in fair Verona, the night would probably not have been cold. On the album Par,er interprets several Shakespearean scenes and lyrics including this one from Romeo and Juliet. The night is cold and I’m so alone I’d give my soul just to call you my own Got a moon above me But no one to love me Lover man, oh, where can you be?

Her version was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in When Lover Man was published inthere was a dispute going on between the musicians’ union and the recording companies, and so the Billie Holiday recording was not actually made until Billie contacted Milt Gabler with whom she had recorded Strange Fruit loberman, and who was now working for Decca.

Decca had signed the AFM agreement in Billie says that she went to him with Lover Olverman and: I begged Milt and told him I had to have strings behind me. The Jazz Standards website quotes Thomas S.

50 great moments in jazz: Charlie Parker teams up with Ross Russell

The Great Innovators, says: There is scarcely an optimistic line in the song until the semi-hopeful bridge, which ends with: That desperation is reflected in Sidney J.


Diana Ross’s acting ability is illustrated in this clip where Billie is imprisoned and the effects of her drug addiction are powerfully shown.

Lover Man sung by Diana Ross provides the background score. Motown released a very successful soundtrack double-album of Ross’ recordings of Billie Holiday songs from the film, also titled Lady Sings the Blues and the album went to number one on the Billboard Hot Album Charts for two weeks in April I’ve heard it said That the thrill of romance Can be like a heavenly dream I go to bed with a prayer That you’ll make love to me Strange as it seems.

I first came across the tune on a 78 rpm record by Sarah Vaughan. To me, she also captures the heartache, but on this recording on the Guild label she has a stellar backing band that included Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. The poignancy of Lover Man cannot get much more real than the Charlie Parker Dial recording ofconsidered by many to be one of his most passionate recordings.

Charlie had moved to California and was finding it difficult to get his supply of heroin. As a substitute he was drinking more and his behaviour was becoming unpredictable and unreliable. At the time of this recording in Julyhe had drunk a quart of whisky before the session.

The liner notes for the album Charlie Parker on Dial Volume 1 say that he missed most of the first two bars of his first chorus on the track, Max Making Wax. When he finally did come in, he swayed wildly and once spun all the way around, away from his microphone. On Lover ManRoss Russell physically supported him.

Apparently, Charles Mingus considered this version of Lover Man to be among Parker’s greatest recordings, despite its flaws, but Charlie hated the recording and apparently never forgave Ross Russell for releasing it.

He re-recorded the tune in Someday we’ll meet And you’ll dry all my tears Then whisper sweet Little things in my ear Hugging and a-kissing Oh, what I’ve been missing Lover man, oh, where can you be? As you can imagine, this beautiful tune has been recorded loverrman times and we could fill your next few days with versions. Instead we shall pick just one or two. Here is a video of Lover Man featuring saxophonist Sonny Stitt. I am not entirely sure where this next video originated. It was one of the better efforts from the early ’50s to make a sort of recreation of an afterhours jam on 52nd Street, at least that is my take on it.


The film begins with a group of musicians jamming until Coleman Hawkins arrives, takes out his saxophone and suggests they play Lover Man. The Lover Man tune is featured at the beginning of this 25 minute video which goes on to the Roy Eldridge section and a vocal by Parkr Stevens. The notes with the video say this was filmed in a little restaurant in Amersfoort, Holland where Parkef Kirk was recorded with the Swiss pianist George Gruntz and his trio by the KRO broadcasting company.

The notes go on to say: His playing was generally rooted in soul jazz or hard bop, but Kirk’s knowledge of jazz history allowed him to draw on lovverman elements of the music’s history, from ragtime to swing and free jazz. Kirk also regularly explored classical and pop music. His main instruments were a tenor saxophone and two obscure saxophones: Kirk modified these instruments himself to accommodate his simultaneous playing technique.

He typically appeared on stage with all three horns hanging around his neck, as well as a variety of other instruments, including flutes and whistles, and often kept a gong within reach. During that time he also played with Illionis Jacquet and J. Heard and he also played on Benny Goodman’s tour of the Soviet Union. In he helped to found Jazz Interactions, a charitable organisation which provided an information service, brought jazz master classes into schools and colleges, and later maintained its own orchestra.

He continued to tour and record during the s and s until he and died in What sadness lengthens Romeo’s hours?

Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) – Wikipedia

Not having that, lovefman, having, makes them short. I don’t know why but I’m feeling so sad I long to try something I never had Never had no kissin’ Oh, what I’ve been missin’.

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