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老歌亂談(1058)Baby Blue

Johannes Bouwens是位荷蘭歌手兼詞曲作家。1968,24歲的Bouwens加入樂團Soul Invention,樂團主要是翻唱像Otis Redding、Sam & Dave等美國黑人的靈魂歌曲。1969,樂團錄製了他們第一張的專輯《Little Green Bag》,完成後覺得其中已沒啥靈魂歌曲,而決定改名為George Baker Selection。George Baker是取自偵探小說的人物,而Bouwens也開始以此做為他的藝名。

專輯發行後,立即在國際上造成熱銷,與專輯同名的首支單曲,在美國告示牌排行榜拿下第21名,在錢櫃則是排名16。這突如其來的成功,對George Baker來說實在是太意外了,他記得當時還是從自己工作的檸檬汽水工廠的收音機中聽到此訊息,緊接著的第2首單曲《Dear Ann》,也打進了美國排行榜。至此,George Baker再也按捺不住,決定離開汽水工廠成為全職的音樂人。

除了上述第1首的單曲《Little Green Bag》( 此曲於1992作為電影《Reservoir Dogs》「 港譯:落水狗、台譯:霸道橫行 」 的開場曲。),George Baker最為知名的是1975的《Paloma Blanca》,其後一直在流行樂團奮戰迄今,可惜未能再有超越該兩曲的佳作表現。



此首《Baby Blue》為George Baker Selection於1974所發行的單曲,雖未能打進美國排行榜,卻在自己國家的荷蘭及澳洲、紐西蘭等地的成績都不差。老外許多歌曲都喜歡使用Baby Blue,像英國樂團Badfinger的《Baby Blue》(1972)及Bob Dylan的《It's All Over Now,Baby Blue》(1966),再加上本曲,均是對「曾經的女友」的暱稱。Baby Blue指的是淺藍色,基本上與「憂鬱」無關,但是否作為影射的雙關語使用,就不得而知了。

這也是首「失戀」歌曲,對方已經不愛了,但自己仍割捨不下。情感受創,通常都會需要一些時間來療傷吧!


延伸閱讀:
亂談(823)Paloma Blanca
https://mypaper.pchome.com.tw/tabidog01/post/1375119463

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She wrote me today
That she won't come back to stay
That she'd only comes to pick up her clothes
She wrote I must not cry
That her love for me has died
But she'd found sombody else, I suppose
Baby blue, baby blue
Do you know that I'm still in love with you?
Now I know that you won't be here no more
How I need you, how I want you, baby blue
I know I must forget
All the good times we had
But I know that I can't forget you
You're still on my mind
And I know I can't find such a girl
As my sweet baby blue
Baby blue, baby blue
Do you know that I'm still in love with you?
Now I know that you won't be here no more
How I need you, how I want you, baby blue
Baby blue, baby blue
Do you know that I'm still in love with you?
Now I know that you won't be here no more
How I need you, how I want you, baby blue
How I need you, how I want you, baby blue


mongdana 2021-07-14 11:59:55

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