RIP Paul Mauriat 1925 - 2006
One of my favorite Easy Listening artists died last week, Paul Mauriat. Love is Blue could be called the Easy Listening Anthem. It was recorded by everyone, but the original Mauriat is the definitive version, with the opening phrase played on the harpsichord, reminds me of smoke filled Saturday nights with relatives over playing cards with his music being played on WLAK (The Sixth Great Lake) easy listening station. His sexy painted women album covers are classic.
Here are two versions of Love is Blue: The Ray Charles Singers (click here)and The Ray Conniff Singers (click here)