‘Mamy Blue’ is a 1970’s song written by French songwriter Hubert Giraud apparently in a Paris traffic jam. The song saw its first release in Italian by singer Ivana Spagna. ‘Mamy Blue‘ went on to become a hit in Italy and was released in English in 1971 – becoming an international hit for the Pop-Tops, Joël Daydé, Roger Whittaker and Julio Iglesias among others.
‘Mamy Blue‘ was also rendered in a number of other languages in cover versions recorded by recording artists across continental Europe, while a local cover of the English-language version by ‘Charisma‘ reached #1 in South Africa.
Now, Cape Town South African band ‘The Breeze’, a classic blues and boogie combo who are “playing the songs they’ve always wanted to play“, resurrect this seventies classic beautifully with their obvious passion and mutual love for the early rock/blues era! The band who individually need no introduction to the SA Music scene are Michael Canfield on drums, Rob Nagel on bass, and Robin Auld on guitar.
On a personal note, hearing ‘Mamy Blue‘ for the first time since a little girl, (everybody’s Mom & Dad had a copy of Springbok Hits) a flood of memories came back as I fondly reminisced. I can’t help wishing today’s generation could feel what we feel with this classic teleporting track. Big mad love to The Breeze for the memories.
PS – To our Canna Fam, a little birdy has whispered that Robin Auld will be launching a new “solo surf rock/stoner” album year end or early next year! Yay Us – Bring on the vibes mon!
Listen to The Breeze bringing new life to the classic ‘Mamy Blue” below
‘Mamy Blue‘: Composer Hubert Giraud,
Publishing : LatinAutorPerf
Recording: The Breeze/Shoreline Songs
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