The Gay-Bon-Lin-Trio. Betty Hall Jones And The Gay-Bon-Lin-Trio - How Long Blues, Is He Handsome (7", Single).
LyricsIs He Handsome.
How Long, How Long Blues" (also known as "How Long Blues" or "How Long How Long") is a blues song recorded by the American blues duo Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell in 1928. The song became "an instant best-seller" and one of the first blues standards, inspiring many blues songs of the era. It has been recorded by many artists, not only in blues but also country and western, pop, and jazz.
How long, how long Baby, how long? Heard the whistle blowin' Couldn't see the train Way down in my heart I had an achin' pain. How long, how long, how long? If I could holler like a mountain jack I'd go up on the mountain And call my baby back. I went up on the mountain Looked as far as I could see The man had my woman And the blues had poor me. I can see the green grass Growin' on the hill But I ain't seen the green grass On a dollar bill
Betty Hall Jones, born Betty Hall Bigby (January 11, 1911 – April 20, 2009), was an American pianist and singer. She was born in Topeka, Kansas. Jones's father was George Arthur Bigby, a cornetist and leader of a brass band. She learned piano from her uncle in California, where she was raised after her family moved there when she was a child.
Betty Hall Jones originally did How Long Blues. Betty Hall Jones wrote Ain't That Fine. Released on Is He Handsome (1954). Discover The Original. SecondHandSongs is building the most comprehensive source of cover song information.