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Autumn Leaves is a much-recorded popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song "Les Feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves") with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prevert. Yves Montand (with Irene Joachim) introduced "Les feuilles mortes" in 1946 in the film Les Portes de la Nuit. The American songwriter Johnny Mercer wrote English lyrics in 1947 and Jo Stafford was among the first to perform this version.
On December 24, 1950, French singer Edith Piaf rendered both French and English versions of this song on the radio program The Big Show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead.
Autumn Leaves — Premium Play-along Track
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Play-along Demo: Desafinado
I, (Curt) originally created these tracks to perform over for gigs and this was a demo for booking gigs.
These Premium Play-along Tracks are available to LearningUkulele.com Site Members and are my personal one-of-kind tracks I (Curt) and Chuck Anderson recorded and arranged.
Autumn Leaves is in the
The Daily Ukulele — Leap Year Edition — 366 Songs for Better Living book.
Autumn Leaves is in the
Real Book - Volume 1 — Sixth Edition book.
The play-along track is in the Key of G/Em and the Melody & Chord Ukulele Arrangement in Bb/C.
Midnight at the Jazz Cafe
Autumn Leaves is available on my 2002 Jazz Trio CD: Midnight at the Jazz Cafe.
With the help of two great musicians, I’m allowed to put together some melodies and chords and capture a little jazz for the first time on CD. I’ve picked some of my favorite songs and thrown in a couple of originals. I hope you enjoy this slice of time in my musical career and development.
Links & Resources
- "Autumn Leaves" - Frank Vignola Video Jam/Play-Along Jazz Studio • Frank Vignola is an amazing player and teacher. You can days and days on his YouTube channel and learn an amazing amount.
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