Limehouse Blues
Cannonball Adderley Lyrics

And those weird China blues
Never go away
Sad, mad blues
For all the while they seem to say

Oh, Limehouse kid
Oh, oh, Limehouse kid
Goin' the way
That the rest of them did
Poor broken blossom
And nobody's child
Haunting and taunting
You're just kind of wild

Oh, Limehouse blues
I've the real Limehouse blues
Can't seem to shake off
Those real China blues
Rings on your fingers
And tears for your crown
That is the story
Of old Chinatown

Rings on your fingers
And tears for your crown
That is the story
Of old Chinatown

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Cannonball is just the flat out sickest articulation master EVER!!!!! DAMN!!!!!! :0

Zach Limb

@Nate Haupt A man of culture

Zach Limb

LMAO, I looked this song up because I just saw your video on articulation. Good stuff!

Nate Haupt

Sirvalorsax came here after watching your video.

Steven Alexander

Canonball was an Articulation KING.

Arr Jee

Steven Alexander
Yeah and he had this liquidy fluid feel connecting those notes. As if it was slurred but not really, becuz he was punchin’ them out. Amazing!
Kenny Garrett hits me that way too. Interestingly, Cannonball, Coltrane and Kenny have an R&B or gospel background. Donald Blackman and Marcus Miller use to say, “It’s all about the funk”!


What's about Bird and Sonny Stitt?

Jesse B

This is complete insanity. Holy shit.


Actually here Coltrane used his special technique we called "COLTRANE CHANGE."


Taking lessons with a local professional saxophonist, she wants me to transcribe as much of the cannonball solo as I can in two weeks. Shoot meeee. o.O

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