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A Jimmy Yancey piano composition from 1939 first recorded in Chicago. Jimmy died in 1951. This version recorded 20th July 2006 - just piano and bass -
A stepping stone to rock'n'roll. [ Key Eb ]
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Uploaded: Feb 04, 2008 - 06:11:36 PM
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2008 - 06:11:36 PM Last Played: May 24, 2019 - 01:29:56 PM
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droop said 4157 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
Is this
a midi file or are you playing it? The timing is so consistent I tend to think it's a midi file. Anyhow its great either way, I love the old boogie woogie
piano which was a big part of the New Orleans sound and the beginning of rock and roll.

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woofer3 said 4157 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
hand played.
No this is not a midi file, it is all hand played, but I was using an electric metronome monitored via headphones to keep me on course as this particular style of boogie has an inconsistant left hand pattern as opposed to the more common eight to the bar. Sometimes Yancey would just play three notes to the bar with his lft hand. The problem with this piece is that if this speeds up at all, it gets too fast to play the final choruses. At least for me anyway! Thanks for listening.
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droop said 4157 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
Well I'm
even more impressed then, Excellent playing a great job!

thanks again
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said 4157 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
nice....
boogie woogie baby!.....enjoyed this a lot.
As a kid I would sit for hours and play similar things. I still love this sound. Well played!
thetiler said 4157 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
Heard you winning boy blues
so I had to go hear more.
wow again. Great pic and great tune. Lots of rhythmic bluesy flow, very entertaining. Love how the bass lines sound and keeping the melody in line sooooo nice!

Again, way to go. What a great addition to MJ your are!!!!
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davisamerica said 4156 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
wow
u had me from jump street..... roll on brother.... real and cool x2 hat's off!!
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woofer3 said 4156 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
rollin'
this is one of my favourite Yancey pieces.

Thanks.
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announcer said 4156 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Good playing
There are a couple of digital hits (overs) in the song and I am wondering if that was because it was recorded with a mic off a real piano or because there was some overload on the mixdown. "A minor point at such a time" however.
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woofer3 said 4156 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
no idea
I have absolutely no idea whatsoever, to be honest I'm only interested in the music it's self. All I know is it was played on a digital piano, which was, and still is a Korg SP200.
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announcer said 4156 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
did you hear them?
maybe I can help a little bit anyway. Do you hear what I am talking about with the slight crackles in a couple of places?

Did you record the piano directly into the computer or did you use a microphone. What was your input to the computer if you went directly? It might be that the minor distortion was not created during the recording process, but happened later and can be remedied.

I am just the opposite of you ... I don't play the music, I just mix it and record it.
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woofer3 said 4155 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
thanks
Thank you for your help, it was recorded direct with no microphone, and to be honest I hadn't noticed any clicks but there again my hearing is not that good after years of being bombarded by loud sounds in Led Zeppelin type groups and so forth. There is a bass on the record as well which may have been responsible. I really don't know.
Thanks for your response anyway, I'm afraid you're dealing with a very untechnical person here. Most of my favourite old records are littered with snaps and crackles and pops anyway and so I suppose I've just got used to them. Appreciate your comments though.

John.

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announcer said 4154 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Really busy
right now but perhaps over this weekend I'll have a chance to put together some thoughts and perhaps some musical samples of various types of recording errors and the resulting artifacts.
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Ibstrat said 4156 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
I'm always
glad to see people keeping this kind of music alive.Most of the pop star piano singer-songwriters couldn't touch this stuff.You probably won't get rich playing it-but keep it up anyway!
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woofer3 said 4156 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
boogie my woogie
I'm glad you like this piece, and you are right I don't suppose I'll ever get rich playing it, but it always seems to be popular when I used to play it at gigs.

Thanks.
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lengold said 4156 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
This
is just fabulous.
Cheers
Len


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woofer3 said 4149 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Len
Thank you, glad you like,

John
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rover101 said 4150 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Lovely
Very authentic feel - can't even find any 'buts' (unusual for me) . Lovely
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SystematicFailure said 4149 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
BM
this is great! i can almost hear brownie mcghee's voice on this. faved!
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woofer3 said 4149 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
thank you both
Thank you Systematic and Rover,

John.
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Barretok said 4148 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Great!
Love this jump blues man! Boogie woogie! Great playing!!!
B
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woofer3 said 4140 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
than you
jump blues with Yancey's push note bass line.

thanks for the comment

John
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Monkaton said 4144 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
Just Keep Playin'
Don't think twice about your recording. Just keep playing. Don't let anything get in the way between and your music.

Thanks for all the great music.
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woofer3 said 4140 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Thanks -
Monk, very kind, thanks for listening

John
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jpfeiff said 4032 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Nicely played sir!
Sounds great--very nicely done!
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woofer3 said 3529 days ago (October 25th, 2009)
thank you
appreciate your comments....
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tim_the_troubadour said 3565 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
rollin' the stone
this sound really cool
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woofer3 said 3529 days ago (October 25th, 2009)
ROLLIN' THE STONE
thank you for listening and for commenting.
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Little_Hooligan said 3060 days ago (February 5th, 2011)
Roll It Again
This is what I call getting back to square 1 in the progression of rock and roll( boogie woogie) .. I admire that bare bones feel.. Was this the piece I heard from you awhile back on youtube?
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woofer3 said 3059 days ago (February 7th, 2011)
thank you Joyce
you are right, I did do a version of this on You tube just over a year ago.
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