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Have you ever loved and lost?

Your Panorama track for September is a sweet, sentimental love ballad from South Carolina songwriter Bill Trader (1922-2003). It's told from the point of view of someone who has admitted defeat in the quest to hold on to love and now can only sing of his undying devotion. You may be familiar with versions recorded by Hank Snow, Elvis Presley, Jo Stafford and even Bob Dylan. In our rendering, listen for the subtle phrasing of Charlie's in-head on trombone, the Fats Domino-style 12/8 groove laid down by the rhythm section, Michael using the accordion like a pedal steel, the lilting 4-bar segue we came up with to get from the key of C to the key of Ab and Ben's earnest delivery of the lyric.

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(Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I

Pardon Me if I'm sentimental when we say good-bye.
Don't be angry with me if I cry.

When you're gone, yet I dream a little dream of years gone by.
Now and then there's a fool such as I.

Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you.
You taught me how to love and now you say that we are through.

I'm a fool but I love you dear, until the day I die.
Now and then there's a fool such as I.

Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you.
You taught me how to live and now you say that we are through.

I'm a fool but I love you dear, until the day I die.
Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you.
Now and then there's a fool such as I.

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from Song​-​of​-​the​-​Month Club: Good Music For You, track released September 1, 2018
Recorded August 22, 2018 at Oak Street Recording, New Orleans, LA

Panorama Jazz Band:
Ben Schenck - Clarinet, Vocal
Aurora Nealand - Alto Saxophone
Charlie Halloran - Trombone
Michael Ward-Bergeman - Accordion
Gary Washington - Tenor Banjo
Matt Perrine - Tuba
Paul Thibodeaux - Drum Set

Music and lyrics by Bill Trader (Universal-MCA) and arranged by Ben Schenck (Snack Daddy Music/ASCAP).
Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Lu Rojas at Oak Street Recording, New Orleans, LA
Cover photo by Greg Miles
Graphic design by Ben Schenck

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"New Orleans' genre fluid jazz band"

The Panorama Jazz Band and the Panorama Brass Band have been working steadily in New Orleans and beyond since 1995. Many hundreds of nightclub gigs, festivals, weddings, crawfish boils and Mardi Gras parades have added to this community of musicians' collective experience, all of which they bring to each of their recordings. ... more

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