This week our friend Ed asked us to perform for his wedding proposal. He wants up to set up outside the balcony of a mansion he rented out and play La Vie en rose. It will be a surprise to his bride to be, of course. He wants to make it very romantic. We haven't played this song with the band since one of the first weddings we did, way back when. Even before Amanda was in the band. Of course I have played it on accordion and even had one of my students want to learn it. When I first learned it for the band I remember listening to multiple versions including Edith Piaf, Louis Armstring, and a nice tenor sax solo which was listed by Sonny Stitt but it's actually Gene Ammons. I started transcribing that one today. I don't think there was much music on youtube back then, I remember buying it from the itunes store. Ed's favorite is by Madeleine Peyroux. I think when we did it at the wedding many years ago we emulated the Louis Armstroing version.

La Vie en rose versions