2012/02/16

The Good Life, Hiroshi & K Note Jazz Project



It's the good life,
Full of fun, seems to be the ideal,
Yes, the good life,
Lest you hide all the sadness you feel,
You won't really fall in love 'cause you can't take the chance,
So be honest with yourself, don't try to fake romance.


"The Good Life" (originally "La Belle Vie" in French) is a popular song by Sacha Distel and 1934 born composer Jack Reardon, published in 1962. It was featured in the movie Seven Capital Sins.
The song is best known in the English-speaking world as a 1963 recording by Tony Bennett. He gained a number 18 hit on the U.S. pop singles chart with it; it also became one of his rarer UK Singles Chart hits, making it to number 27 there. "The Good Life" became one of Bennett's staple songs, and was featured on four of his top-selling albums, including 1994's MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett and 2006's Duets: An American Classic, the latter featuring Billy Joel. Bennett also named his 1998 autobiography after the song. As of 2009, he still performs the song live and often jokingly dedicates it to Britney Spears.
"The Good Life" was the theme song of the 2000 British gangster film, Gangster No. 1, and it was also employed as a 2007 jingle for a line of pet foods of the same name. A Julie London rendition was used by British Airways in its 2008 promotion of the new London Heathrow Terminal 5 facility.                                                                                   by Wikipedia 

Lyrics are "deep meaning" pretty.
What a song of regret and say either?
This song will only experienced men should sing.

Jan 14. 2012
Takasaki K Note Jazz Place
K Note Jazz Project H Kohga(p) K Yamanaka (b) M Kamiyama(b)
Guest ; Hieoshi (vo)、T Koike (as)

邦題『麗しき人生』。1962年フランスのジャズ・ギタリスト、サッシャ・ディステルが作曲。翌年英語の歌詞が付き、トニー・ベネットのカバーで大ヒット。
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/wineroses/20110214 (いつもお世話になってます/ Jazz と読書の日々)

Vocal のゲストと共演する時、セットリストの練習はもちろんですが、歌詞や由来を調べ始めると、どっぷりはまってしまうことがあります。この曲もこんな意味とは............

なかなか"意味深"な歌詞です。
どちらかというと悔恨の歌なのでしょうか?
経験豊富な男性が歌うべきなのでしょう。

平成24年1月14日  高崎/ケイノート
K Note Jazz Project 甲賀英明(p) 山中幸一(b)、神山昌美(d)
Guest 洋志(vo)、小池俊明(ts)