I Got Blues

A snippet from the life of me … original music, lyrics and performance by me.

Written and recorded as a demo back in 1982 at EMI Studios 301 when I worked there as a Traffic Manager (known as a bookings coordinator to the Southern continent). It took me 10 minutes to write the score and lyrics while I waited for a hamburger to be cooked in the local milk bar … now known as a cafe I guess … my how times, and names of places, change over the decades.

Thanks & credits go to:

Peter Coban (ex-EMI 301 Studios, Sydney) on:- F.R., Flute & Acc. Piano.
Leon Zervos (ex-EMI 301 Studios, Sydney) on: Drums
Greg Henderson on: 2nd Bass
Guy Pratt on: Bass
Engineers: Glen Phimister and Guy Gray (ex-EMI Studios 301)
and also Glen for the arrangements.

To be one of the songs in a musical I’ve been writing for the past 10 years … hey, these things take time … 27 songs in all and most still to be scored, although I’ve got the melodies recorded to remind me of their tunes … such is the life of an artist … on go slow … why rush time when it is eternal …. it’s called: One Love’s Journey.




  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkeralmost 3 years ago

    Very cool C.J.!!! You’re a serious talent! Not many people can claim such an accomplishment! x

  • Thank you Leon for your lovely comment which did humble me but I really don’t know what to say … well really there’s a lot I could say, but I won’t waffle on and just say I appreciate your words :)

    – C J Lewis

  • homeartist
    homeartistalmost 3 years ago

    I agree, you are a serious talent. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Thank you for listening … and your lovely comment – it’s appreciated :)

    – C J Lewis

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...almost 3 years ago

    Nice one !!!!

  • I appreciate your saying Gregory, thank you :)

    – C J Lewis

  • magickolors
    magickolorsalmost 3 years ago

    C.J. Absolutely the business. Love the piano work and the words. In fact the whole presentation was top notch. Interesting images.

  • Thank you Malcolm. I can’t claim credit for the actual playing of the piano, arrangement and other instruments, apart from the vocal, in this piece … have added the credits above. I just wrote the music, lyrics and sang on it. Glad you like it – I appreciate that :)

    – C J Lewis