This is our cover version: Gary Moore’s
We felt more like doing it the “Parisienne Runways” 🙂
Gary Moore’s version is actually based on “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham. Please like, share, enjoy… and download for free!
Played live in our rehearsal room!
Wikipedia description for Parisienne Walkways:
“Parisienne Walkways” is a song by the guitarist Gary Moore that reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1979. The song is a track from the album Back on the Streets and features a vocal from Thin Lizzy front man, Phil Lynott, who co-wrote the song with Moore. The melody is based on the jazz standard “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham. It’s Gary Moore’s signature song.
The guitarist continued to play the song as an encore at concerts throughout his career. A live version of the track, recorded at The Royal Albert Hall, was released in 1993 as part of a limited edition 4-track CD single entitled “Parisienne Walkways ’93” and went on to reach #32 in the UK Singles Chart. This version appeared on Moore’s 1993 live album Blues Alive and was also included on the 2002 compilation album The Best Air Guitar Album In The World….II. The original single and a (previously unreleased?) 1983 live version feature as the first and final track on the 2006 compilation, The Platinum Collection.
The Shadows covered it on their 1979 album, String of Hits.
Wikipedia description for Blue Bossa:
“Blue Bossa” is an instrumental jazz composition by Kenny Dorham. It was introduced on Joe Henderson’s 1963 album Page One. A blend of hard bop and bossa nova, the tune was possibly influenced by Dorham’s visit to the Rio de Janeiro Jazz Festival in 1961. The tune has since been recorded numerous times by different artists, making it a jazz standard.