The first commercial version of “Bei mir bist Du schön” was recorded by the Andrews Sisters (November 24, 1937). It became their first major hit, earning them a gold record. Because of that success a lot of Jazz musicians found out about that tune. Musicians like Benny Goodman, Django Reinhardt and Ramsey Lewis played that song often in concert, and also recorded “Bei mir bist Du schön”.
The chord-structure is really simple, because of that reason you have a lot of possibilities to use for your improvisation. We prepared two versions: Basic & Advanced. Both versions start with the same melody (theme), just the improvisation part is different.
Of course this song is one of the most played standards in the klezmer music genre. Because of that reason we add a free MP3 of Joschos version together with the great klezmer virtuoso „Helmut Eisel“. Enjoy music history with “Bei mir bist Du schoen.