three-davids-210I’ve always loved this song, but hadn’t heard it since B.D. (before David). So when it came on the radio the other day, I immediately superimposed every phrase with David’s voice. The soulful yearning, the swells, slow build and room to improvise … can’t you just hear David gettin’ down with his bad self on this song (as beebee might say 🙂 !)?

It’s now become a standard but was originally written as a country song. Yes, you read that right. Bob Montgomery wrote “Misty Blue” in 1966 for country-western crooner Eddy Arnold. It was then recorded in a more big-band style by none other than Ms. Ella Fitzgerald in 1967.

In 1976, it struck gold for R&B singer Dorothy Moore, reaching #2 on the Billboard R&B chart and #3 on the pop chart.

More recently, Mary J. Blige and Monica included the song on their 1998 albums, and even the purple Prince himself released a live performance of the song in 2007.

This Dorothy Moore version remains my personal favourite … that is, until David decides to give it the full ArchuTreatment … I get misty just thinkin’ about it ….

~ TOfan


[FYI, the very very end of this is cut off … but the original actually fades out at that point so you get the idea]

Misty Blue
by Bob Montgomery

Oh, It’s, been such a long long time
Looks like I got you off of my mind
But I can’t, just the thought of you
Turns my whole world misty blue

Oh honey, just the mention of your name
Turns a flicker to a flame
Listen to me good baby
I think of the things we used to do
And my whole world turns misty blue

Ohhhh, baby I should forget you
Heaven knows I’ve tried
Baby, when I said that I’m glad we’re through
Deep in my heart I know I’ve lied, I’ve lied, I’ve lied

Oh, honey, been such a long long time
Looks like I got you off of my mind
But I can’t, just the thought of you
My love, Turns my whole world misty blue

Ohhhhhhh, no I can’t no I can’t
I can’t forget you
My whole world turns misty blue

~TOfan