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Moanin'
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Lyrics


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Arumim Imagom

Fun fact: Art Blakey was really a super Jazz icon in Japan in the 60s


“When we hit Japan in 1960 or 61, I never saw anything like it. There were 7,000 heads going up and down at the same time and humming every note of everything we played….When we first went to Japan, they had Lee Morgan shirts, Wayne Shorter overcoats, all that kind of stuff in the department stores. The same kind of publicity the Beatles got in the U.S., we got in Japan.”
– Art Blakey, quoted by John Litweiler in Down Beat, March 25, 1976, pp.17, 16


“We’ve played a lot of countries, but never has the whole band been in tears when we left. My wife cried all the way to Hawaii.”
– Art Blakey, quoted by Don DeMicheal in Down Beat, May 11, 1961, p.15.


“I gained a lot of worldly knowledge, due to the places we went to. I would say we were the first bebop, progressive band to go through Japan, as a group and play concerts. Art used to refer to Japan as our second home.”
– Wayne Shorter, Down Beat, June 20, 1974, p.16.



Rashawn Belton

Every Mornin' finds me moanin'
I'm alone and crying the blues
I'm so tired of paying the dues
Everybody knows I'm moanin'

Every evening I am moanin'
'Cause of all I the trouble I see
Life's a loosing gamble to me
Everybody knows I moanin'

[Chorus]
Lord, I spend many a days and nights alone with my grief
And I pray, really and truly pray
Somebody will come and bring me relief

Every mornin' finds me moanin'
I'm alone and crying the blues
I'm so tired of paying my dues
Everybody knows I'm moanin'

[Chorus]
[Repeat: x4}
Everybody knows I'm moanin'



All comments from YouTube:

Arumim Imagom

Fun fact: Art Blakey was really a super Jazz icon in Japan in the 60s


“When we hit Japan in 1960 or 61, I never saw anything like it. There were 7,000 heads going up and down at the same time and humming every note of everything we played….When we first went to Japan, they had Lee Morgan shirts, Wayne Shorter overcoats, all that kind of stuff in the department stores. The same kind of publicity the Beatles got in the U.S., we got in Japan.”
– Art Blakey, quoted by John Litweiler in Down Beat, March 25, 1976, pp.17, 16


“We’ve played a lot of countries, but never has the whole band been in tears when we left. My wife cried all the way to Hawaii.”
– Art Blakey, quoted by Don DeMicheal in Down Beat, May 11, 1961, p.15.


“I gained a lot of worldly knowledge, due to the places we went to. I would say we were the first bebop, progressive band to go through Japan, as a group and play concerts. Art used to refer to Japan as our second home.”
– Wayne Shorter, Down Beat, June 20, 1974, p.16.

Helen Thomas

@Pzz thanks

Helen Thomas

@Andrew McGuire kids on the slope

Antonin Bourdin

That's fascinating, thanks for sharing !

Areej PS

@Andrew McGuire weight your words bro, that anime was amazing and a lot of people entered the jazz world because of it ... you do not know the effect of anime ..

ClutchPedalReturnSprg

Hi, it's sort of funny that Japan is mentioned in this article to me. here's where I learned of this music: YouTube video: https://youtu.be/boXSp44-SOY?t=412

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Maes

I'm here because of "kids on the slope" and now I love listening to jazz

Temi Ogundiran

Same, anime is so good at giving me new music!!

Da Great Gibson

Im a cherisher of blues and this anime has brought me in...

Joecrouse

@Jedd lol who do you think did the soundtracks for both... I blame yoko kanno for my love of jazz

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