YOKO ONO SONGS: ‘Slow Blues’

YOKO ONO SONGS: ‘Slow Blues’

By Madeline Bocaro
This very cool unreleased track, ‘Slow Blues’ was recorded during the September 1970 sessions for Yoko’s debut album on Apple Records, Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band.

Yoko sings:

Omaeno Okka wa kanashigatteiruyo

Omaeno Okka wa kanashigatteiruyo

Omaeno Okka wa Shinjimattoyo

お前のオッカアは悲しがっているよ

お前のオッカアは悲しがっているよ

お前のオッカアは死んじまったよ

Your mother is sad
Your mother is sad
Your mother is dead

Your mother has died

The song remains unreleased. Its first unofficial release was in 1999 on the bootleg album Odds & Ends. The recording is from Abbey Road engineer John Barrett’s direct cassette dubs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCj-iQKRZM0

Another Yoko Ono POB album outtake called ‘Fast Rocker’, was included on the album and re-named… it is the phenomenal track ‘Why’ (also the B-side of John Lennon’s single, ‘Mother’.

 

 

 

 

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