Kevin F. Montague | Blue Backstreet Woman

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Blue Backstreet Woman

by Kevin F. Montague

Blues musical arrangement: Upbeat: Uptempo
Genre: Blues: Jazzy Blues
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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I remember one day while I was in my brother's Firebird, we were passing a part of down town Los Angeles when suddenly I saw this gal come around the street a ways away from where we were and she was upset and screaming for help. I think no on saw her, expect me in our car. We were not in a position where we could easily reach her either, but I've never forgotten the image of that event.

A little later on, while I was sitting in my small recording studio while living at my dad's home, I thought of that gal who was in trouble that day. I prayed for God to watch over her, when no one else saw her distress. As I sat back, I started to get ideas for a blues song regarding this gal. I started dreaming her as a character in one of my day dreams and places I had been to at that time in my life. The result is the lyrics for Blue Backstreet Woman.

The cover art I did for this music really came out quite well. The gal in the cover art is from a different photo which I layered onto the background, taken from another photo. I then worked with the lighting...a lot. This took many hours to achieve, but when the final result was done, I was delighted at the final artwork. The background not only has a myriad of surrealism to it, but it takes on a distorted rendition from the actual photo used, as if to show the way the Blue Backstreet Woman sees the world... as a distortion of reality. Perhaps she sees things far more clearly than we do, but perhaps the final artwork tells all of us, who are looking in on her, that we can't see reality either.

I had just started to get into blues and jazz in this time period. I eventually did write a wonderful jazz mix entitled "Battlestar Galactica in the Jazz Quadrant" during this time period as well, which you can find on my artist page. I was truly getting the hang of the styles too, as I wrote both works.

The drums were done again by my friend Bob Jenson back in that time period and Dan Kimble did the funky electric guitar work on the mix. Overall, I think the arrangement came out with quite a bluesy, but slanted, if not slightly demented flavor to it, I think you will enjoy. Here are the lyrics:

LYRICS:
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BLUE BACKSTREET WOMAN
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On the backside of downtown
Where the sun was pounding out noon
From the street came the cry of a woman
But in downtown. they don't bother with you.

She looks though she's forty
or an old twenty nine:
With the smell of the street in her hair
You know life's been so unkind.

THEY CALL HER THE BLUE BACKSTREET WOMAN
SHE'S THE ONE WE ALL PUT IN THE BACK OF OUR MINDS.
THEN WE SIT AND COMPLAIN AGAINST THE JOB AND THE STRAIN
BUT WE NEVER HAVE TO LIVE ON THE BACKSIDE OF LIFE.

Now she never bothers
with the rent or those on-time bills
And the clothes she's been wear'n she got
at some downtown Goodwill.

Every night she goes dining
down those high class avenues
Where they serve her the scraps left behind
of a place called Simply Blues.

YES, SHE'S CALLED THE BLUE BACKSTREET WOMAN!
SHE'LL BE ALONE OUT ON THE STREET TONIGHT.
SO, LET'S MAKE A TOAST TO THE LADY WITH THE MOST
SHE'S A STRONG ONE, AND TRYING HARD JUST TO SURVIVE. (YEAH!)

© Kevin F. Montague 1984 - © Bluefire Music Enterprises 2013
All Rights Reserved

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