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Moanin’ Lyrics (Sarah Vaughan)

In Lyrics, Moanin' on November 27, 2013 at 10:08 am

Verse 1
Every Mornin’ finds me moanin’
I’m alone and crying the blues
I’m so tired of paying the dues
Ev’ry body knows I’m moanin’

Verse 2
Every evening I am moanin’
Cuz of all I the trouble I see Life’s a loosing gamble to me
Ev’ry body knows I moanin’

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
Ev’ry body knows I’m moanin’

Piano solo


Ev’ry body knows I’m moanin’ (x4)

The song Moanin’ is performed by Sarah Vaughan in the album named Sarah Sings Soulfully in the year 1993.

pdf here


Freddie Hubbard Moanin’ 1962 recording

In Moanin' on January 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

This is from 1962 with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. The rest of the band is Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, and Reggie Workman. Freddie was just 24 here, and plays his ass off!, Freddie Hubbard showcases his talent as a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers band

Moanin’ Music sheet and solos

In Moanin' on September 25, 2010 at 10:15 am

Hi, guys, here are several solos on Moanin’

  • The music sheet in Ut is in the library.

also mp3’s are in the box (bottom page) from Art Blakey and Ron Escheté.

Have a good one

Bobby Timmons bio

In Bio, Moanin' on September 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Bobby Timmons studied piano from the age of six. After moving to New York in 1954 he played bop with Kenny Dorham’s Jazz Prophets (1956), Chet Baker (1956-57), Sonny Stitt (1957), and Maynard Ferguson (1957-58).Bobby Timmons

While a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (1958-59), with whom he toured Europe, he became well known for his composition Moanin’, a funky, gospel-oriented tune. From 1959 to 1960 Timmons worked with Cannonball Adderley and recorded two further soul-jazz compositions that became hits, This Here (also called Dis Here) and Dat Dere.

He rejoined Blakey briefly in 1960, but thereafter his career declined rapidly because of alcoholism, possibly brought on by artistic frustration. Timmons was a sophisticated and versatile pianist, but he became stereotyped and inhibited by the success of his simple compositions.

–Barry Kernfeld, The New Grove Dictionary Of Jazz

A selected discography of Bobby Timmons albums.

  • This Here Is Bobby Timmons, 1960, Riverside.
  • Soul Time, 1960, Riverside.
  • Easy Does It, 1961, Riverside.
  • Bobby Timmons In Person, 1961, Riverside.

Moanin’ (Bobby Timmons)

In Album, Moanin' on September 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Moanin’ is a jazz album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, recorded in 1958.Moanin'

This was Blakey’s first album for Blue Note in several years, after a period of recording for a miscellany of labels, and marked both a homecoming and a fresh start. Originally the LP was self-titled, but the instant popularity of the bluesy opening track “Moanin'” (by pianist Bobby Timmons) led to its becoming known by that title. The rest of the originals are by saxophonist Benny Golson (who wasn’t with the Jazz Messengers for very long, this being the only American album on which he is featured). “Are You Real?” is a propulsive thirty-two-bar piece with a four-bar tag, featuring strong two-part writing for Golson and trumpeter Lee Morgan; “Along Came Betty” is a more lyrical, long-lined piece, almost serving as the album’s ballad. “The Drum Thunder Suite” is a feature for Blakey, in three movements, or themes: “Drum Thunder”; “Cry a Blue Tear” (with a Latin feel); and “Harlem’s Disciples”. “Blues March” calls on the feeling of the New Orleans marching bands, and the album finishes on its only standard, an unusually brisk reading of “Come Rain or Come Shine”. Of the originals on the album, all but the “Drum Thunder Suite” became staples of the Messengers book, even after Timmons and Golson were gone.

The album stands as one of the archetypal hard bop albums of the era, for the intensity of Blakey’s drumming and the work of Morgan, Golson and Timmons, and for its combination of old-fashioned gospel and blues influences with a sophisticated modern jazz sensibility. The album was identified by Scott Yanow in his Allmusic essay “Hard Bop” as one of the 17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings.

A vocalese version of “Moanin'” was later written by Jon Hendricks, and recorded by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, as well as jazz vocalist Bill Henderson or Sarah Vaughan (lyrics here)