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74 Miles Away
Cannonball Adderley Lyrics


We have lyrics for these tracks by Cannonball Adderley:

02- love for sale Love for sale Appetizing young love for sale Love that's f…
A Foggy Day I was a stranger in the city Out of town were…
Airegin Wait'll y'dig it on the map - airegin Spelled backwards Re…
Autumn Leaves The falling leaves drift by the window The autumn leaves of…
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea I don't want you, but I'd hate to lose you You've…
Black Orpheus Caminar sin ella, Es ir sin rumbo fijo Refugiarse como…
Bli-Blip While other lovers sing your praisesin phases deftly lyrical…
Bohemia After Dark I'm looking at the sky, I'm trying Not to cry, coz'…
Come Sunday Ooh Lord, dear Lord above, God almighty, God of love, pleas…
Desafinado Se você disser que eu desafino, amor Saiba que isso…
Easy to Love I know too well that I'm just wasting precious time In…
Falling In Love With Love I weave with brightly colored strings To keep my mind off…
Foggy Day I was a stranger in the city Out of town were…
Goodbye I remember holdin' on to you All them long and lonely…
I Concentrate On You Whenever skies look gray to me And trouble begins to brew, …
I Cover The Waterfront I cover the waterfront, I'm watching the sea,, Will the on…
I Got It Bad Though folks with good intentions Tell me to save my tears …
I Waited for You When you just give love And never get love You'd better le…
I'll Never Stop Loving You I'll never stop loving you Whatever else I may do My love…
I'll Remember April This lovely day will lengthen into evening We'll sigh goodb…
If I Love Again I often wonder why he came to me Brought such a…
If This Isn If they made me a king I'd be but a…
Jump For Joy Fare thee well, land of cotton Cotton lisle is out of…
Just Friends Just friends, lovers no more Just friends, but not like befo…
Just Squeeze Me Want you to know I go for your squeezin' Want you…
Limehouse Blues And those weird China blues Never go away Sad, mad blues For…
Love for Sale Love for sale Appetizing young love for sale Love that's fre…
Masquerade Is Over My blue horizon is turning grey And my dreams are drifting…
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Have mercy, have mercy, baby have mercy, have mercy on me we…
My Foolish Heart The night is like a lovely tune Beware my foolish heart How…
Nardis scatting…
Nothin when it adds up to nothin' It makes you wonder…
People Will Say We're Why do they think up stories that link my name…
Polka Dots and Moonbeams A country dance was being held in a garden I felt…
Rose Room I want to take you to a little room A little…
Sam I often wonder why he came to me Brought such a…
Somethin Uh-look-ah there There she comes Here comes that girl agai…
Something Different You loved me, when I was so unlovely You sought me,…
Song Is You I hear music when I look at you, A beautiful theme…
Spring Is Here Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing? Spring is…
St. Louis Blues I hate to see that evening sun go down I hate…
Star Eyes Star eyes, That to me is what your eyes are, Soft as…
Stardust And now the purple dusk of twilight time Steals across the…
Stars Fell on Alabama Moonlight and magnolia, starlight in your hair All the worl…
Street Of Dreams Midnight, you heavy laden, it's midnight Come on and trade i…
The Fat Man They call, they call me the fat man 'Cause I weight…
the Masquerade Is Over My blue horizon is turning grey And my dreams are drifting…
The Nearness Of You Its not the pale moon that excites me That thrills and…
The Song Is You I hear music when I look at you, A beautiful theme…
There Is No Greater Love There is no greater love Than what I feel for you No…
To Life 187, gang related, I'm accused And after every court…
What's New What's new? How is the world treating you? You haven't cha…
Who Cares Who cares if the sky cares To fall in the sea? Who…
You Its not the pale moon that excites me That thrills and…
You Are Too Beautiful You are too beautiful, my dear, to be true And I…
You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To You'd be so nice to come home to You'd be so…

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

refl3ktor

This is such a terrific song! I noticed a couple things this listen.

1. Steely Dan clearly gives a direct nod in "Aja", copying verbatim the little break in the main horn melody.

2. I hear "Sister Ray" from "White Light/White Heat" ( 1967 ) mixed in there somewhere

3. In the bass and piano section, there is a lot of tonality that seems to have landed in various songs on the Beatles "Revolver" ( 1967 ).

The tonality in the horn jams is generally mixolydian with a minor second or tri-tone thrown in for color.

The second sax solo ( which might be Cannon blowing through just his detached reed ) sounds like a didgeridoo and reminds me of techno, like orbital . The vocal part there i think definitely is supposed to evoke wailing from a minaret, sounds very arabian and mysterious, but funny as well. That minor 2nd, major 3rd tonality..

My absolute favorite moment in the jam is where Zawinul finds that wonderful accending piano riff, right before the syncopated, crowd pumping blowout that leads us back to the main piano riff.

I always wish they hung on to that riff just a little longer.. that the horns did something over it.. it's just too soon to come back from wonderland!!

Great stuff. Joyful and brilliant. As good as it gets



All comments from YouTube:

Peter W

I heard this when it came out and had the LP, which was stolen from my apartment in DC in the late 60s.  It remains one of the seminal jazz tunes of all time and everything about it is worth noting and remembering.  Piano solo with a tambourine riding on the piano strings.  Singing through the trumpet.  All the North African influences, not alone the 7/4 time, which seems to count easily as four and three.
Just superb and thanks to Luchi89 for this memorable upload.

garagedancer

Sounds Egyptian.

Michael Bordash

@Peter W thanks for this: "Piano solo with a tambourine riding on the piano strings" ... it's been gnawing at me for 25 years when I first heard this track.

pa777billy

I am speaking to everyone who commented on this page.  There have been many great
things that come onto the stage of life and pass off of that stage without the majority of
people knowing about it and I can say that "74 Miles Away" is one of them .  I still love
this piece just as much as I did when I first heard it 40 years ago.

ripedecomp

I 'M SO GOING TO BURN THIS ON A BLANK CASSETTE AND PLAY IT ENDLESSLY IN MY PICKUP, MILE AFTER MILE . JUST TRY TO STOP ME !

Cedric Muscat

Look for the "Trombone" wicked sounds from the horn of Nat!
One of the greatest pieces of jazz ever played.

Greg Tyler

This was recorded at the club "Memory Lane" on Santa Barbara Ave in Los Angeles, Ca. Club is long gone but not forgotten. Heard many greats there.

Robert von bargen

@Rory Roberts maybe we saw each other there! Great days for music in LA.

Robert von bargen

It was Marla's Memory Lane in later years, but I, too spent many an afternoon and evening there... the avenue is, of course, now MLK Blvd. I saw Cannonball there one night when he had Joe Zawinul in the band and Louis Hayes. Two Sisters near the piano almost died of excitement when Joe Got Funky! Loved it.

RC

I went to santa Barbara St school in the 60's

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