GOODBYE PORK PIE HAT

Latest update on 11/04/2015

Artist: Charles Mingus
Author: Charles Mingus
Label: Columbia
Year: 1959

Song about Lester Young, Billie Holiday's saxophone player who died earlier that year and who always donned a flat top hat like Gene Hackman's in The French Connection.

Covers:

1966:

Bert Jansch & John Renbourn [the first non jazz version]

1968:

Pentangle

1970:

Mahavishnu John McLaughlin

1976:

Jeff Beck

1977:

Ben Sidran

1979:

Joni Mitchell [following Charles Mingus' death]

1994:

Jeanne Lee & Mal Waldron

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