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 As I dusted off an old jazz LP
A musical genie appeared to me
With seven notes in his hand
And a  wish for each one
So I  wished  to see some singers and bands

Then I traveled back in time 
On a C note
To hear the great jazz bands of old
My first stop was with the Count

Count Basie caressed the piano
As the saxophone turned out gold
The bass guitar was strumming away
And  I listened to Billie Holiday
As  she sang 'Blue Moon'

I then hitched a ride on a D note
And that took me to see  the Duke
As I watched him tickle the ivories
I was taken for a ride on the A train
Where I heard him play  Moon River

I left the train on an E note
To see Ella Fitzgerald sing
I did not want to depart
Until she sang "Cry you out of my heart"

Then a G note took me away
So I could hear Nina Simone play
I still had a few notes to spare
As Nina sang "My baby don't care.......

 Before I left,  I wanted to see one last show
So the B note took me to see Louie Satchmo
With his trumpet blaring
To "When the saints go marching in" 
It was a great musical affair
And  I rode home on the melodic notes
 of the great  trumpeteer 





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  1. Date: 6/7/2014 8:43:00 PM

    Great poem Joseph. you mention here all the jazz people I love, including Billie Holiday, who is my number one singer of all time. Enjoyed this one, my friend.....Peter

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 9:35:00 AM

    Congrats on your well deserved win Joseph. AO

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 7:24:00 PM

    Joseph, congrats with your jazzy poem... luv~PD

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 9:03:00 AM

    excellent write friend Joseph :) so creative!! congratulations on your win..Hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 4:50:00 AM

    Very clever Joseph and congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 8:10:00 PM

    Awesome. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:39:00 PM

    Some of the best ever, ...the music plays on!! Congratulations for the memories!!

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:19:00 PM

    Kudos on your jazzy list here. Wish I could play like Duke Ellington; but alas, wrong time, wrong place.

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:05:00 PM

    Fabulous trip. Congratulations Great memories you triggered. My first jazz song I learned on the piano was Moon River...fabulous piece.. you have inspired me to start practicing my playing again.

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 6:56:00 PM

    I new it was a winner! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 5:28:00 PM

    Joseph I remember reading this and thought it was an exceptional write. It doesn't surprise that you won. Congratulations! Warm smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 5:14:00 PM

    yep, this was sure jazzy, and a big congrats on your win!!

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 4:39:00 PM

    Ahhh those were singers! Thanks so much for the nice comment and I hope my mention of Billy Holiday brought you back. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 12:40:00 PM

    I like that one "When The Saints Go Marching In"...Great work..If for a contest, reads like winning material to me..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 11:20:00 PM

    Hey, this is a jazz cool walk down your memory lane. I would not even know the main notes of all those songs! Good one!

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 5/20/2013 5:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nice to see you Andrea....they are just musical notes in general not the notes of the songs
  1. Date: 5/19/2013 9:32:00 PM

    A great write that brought out musical nostalgia in me. Why no mention of Satchmo?

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 5/20/2013 5:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am still thinking about putting Sathmo in ..glad that you mentioned it Robert
  1. Date: 5/19/2013 7:46:00 PM

    I love the entire theme, the LP, the genie, the wish, the notes and jazz... great combination and excellent entertainment.

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 5/20/2013 5:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanksfor your comments Karen..always appreciated
  1. Date: 5/19/2013 2:54:00 PM

    - Like this very much, Joseph! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 5/20/2013 5:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank for commenting on my poem Anne...
  1. Date: 5/19/2013 1:04:00 PM

    A nice Jazzy poem... and music notes... good luck in the contest..Linda

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 5/20/2013 5:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Linda always good to see you
  1. Date: 5/19/2013 11:40:00 AM

    A very nice write. beautiful and strong. I love it. AO

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 5/20/2013 5:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you AO