Art Tatum — You’re Mine, You

Thanks to Gullivior for the You Tube and painting.

You’re Mine You, was written by Johnny Green and Eddie Heyman. This is a tune with the kind of lazy tempo that gives plenty of room for Tatum to embellish the melody and experiment with the harmonies. When I hear Tatum play piano, he is always thinking way ahead, he knows where he is going to land, and he has already begun to play the next segment before the listener can ask himself, what’s next? What’s next? He’s already done it. Otherwise, it’s a song for a lazy afternoon.

No source for the painting. But, the tree in the center looks rather peculiar. Was it struck by lightning?

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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