Jazzin' The Blues
Credits


Jazzin' The Blues Credits

My heartfelt thanks and deepest appreciation to everyone
who helped me make this recording. Wheather you call it
Jazz, Blues, or just Music, it was a joy to do something
just for FUN! You guys made it happen.
Thank you all for your inspirational playing!

THE CATS:

Jazzin’ The Blues
Edgar Winter (vocal, sax, and organ)
Lee Thornburg (trumpet)
Hiram Bullock (guitar)
Chris Frazier (drums)

Free Ride
(smooth)
Doug Rappoport (guitar)
Edgar Winter
(vocals and all other instruments)

God Did It
Edgar Winter (vocal and organ)
Hiram Bullock (guitar)
Rick Latham (drums)

New Man
Edgar Winter (vocal and organ)
Hiram Bullock (guitar)
Rick Latham (drums)

More Than Enough
(Alien Blues)
Edgar Winter (vocal and piano)
Hiram Bullock (guitar)
Will Lee (bass)
Rick Latham (drums)

Brother Luke
Steve Lukather (guitar)
Edgar Winter (sax and keys)
Lee Thornburg (trumpet)
Tom Lilly (bass)
Greg Bissonette (drums)

Hunk O’da Funk
Edgar Winter (vacals, organ, and horns)
Steve Lukather (guitar)
Mark Meadows (bass)
Rick Latham (drums)

Big Bad Bottom
Will Lee (bass)
Edgar Winter (vocals, sax, and keys)
Lee Thornburg (trumpet)
Michael Hakes (guitar)
Chris Frazier (drums)

Here’s 2 Guitars
Robben Ford (electric guitar)
(Robben Ford appears courtesy
of Concord Records)
Michael Hakes (acoustic guitar)
Edgar Winter (keys)
Mark Meadows (bass)
Chris Frazier (drums)
Brad Dutz (percussion)

Keys To The Kingdom
Edgar Winter (all vocals and keys)
Hiram Bullock (guitar)
Will Lee (bass)
Chris Frazier (drums)

Frankenstein
(Frankie Swings)
Hiram Bullock (guitar)
Greg Bissonette (drums)
Edgar Winter (everything else)



Produced by Edgar Winter

Engineered by Lary Goetz
And Recorded at The Lair
(except Hunk O’da Funk
by Roy Cicala at Studio 56
and Free Ride by Edgar Winter at home)

Mixed by Lary Goetz at The Lair

Mixed by Tim Le Blanc
at Woodland Hills
Hunk O’da Funk, Brother Luke,
Here’s 2 Guiters, and Free Ride

Cover Photo by Jeff Baker
(Golden Era Productions)
Executive Producer: Jake Hooker





Special Thanks Go To:
Barry Menes
West LA Music
Tom Belotti of Leblanc
and Yanagisawa Sennheiser
My Band:
Chris Frazier
Mark Meadows
Doug Rappoport
And Crew:
Dave Lopez
Will Taylor


Lyrics



JAZZIN' THE BLUES
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(verse 1)

Cool groovy jazz cats
And country western buckaroos
Classical conductors
And rock 'n' rollers watch your cues

Let the trends keep on passin', what I do's
A thing called jazzin' the blues

(verse 2)

I hear some fusion
Makes me wonder what to fuse
Afro, Cuban, Asian
Color comes in many hues

But whatever style's in fashion, I'll never lose
A passion for jazzin' the blues

(verse 3)

Disco to hip-hop
There are many avenues
Pop rock to bebop
Why should I be forced to choose

Ain't no fortune I'm amassin', all I'm askin' you's
To let me keep on jazzin' the blues

(verse 4)

Retro to techno
Is one example you can use
Where a sample is ample
To turn the oldies into news

But through all the razzmatazzin', and ballyhoos
I'm gon'a keep on jazzin' the blues

(verse 5)

No explanation
I've got nothin' to excuse
Without invitation
Music writes it's own reviews

I might be my own assassin, but win or lose
I'm gon'a keep on jazzin' the blues

(outro)

I can take the harassin', cheers or boos
I'm gon'a keep on jazzin' the blues
There is nothin' surpassin', my music muse
That keeps me jazzin' the blues
Jazzin’ the blues, Yeah


Free Ride
Instrumental
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GOD DID IT
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(verse 1)

They say God made the Earth in six days
He said, it looks good so it all stays
The seventh day He took a rest
I'm not so sure that was for the best
(but)
If God did it, I can't take credit
If God did it, just forget it
If God did it, it's not my fault
It's up to him to call a halt

(verse 2)

Adam and Eve had the garden of Eden
And everything they would ever be needin'
He put the fruit on the tree of knowledge
To get smart now, boy, you have to go to college
(awh)
If God did it, to teach us a lesson
If God did it, it must be a blessin'
Adam slipped, and man fell
So now we all can - go to Hell

(verse 3)

God looked down and saw a world of sin
He said, I'll wash it clean and start again
He told old Noah, it's a big pain
You better get ready for a little rain
(well)
If God did it, I guess it was needed
If God did it, his warning was heeded
He said, here's the plan; so Noah, hark
You're the man; go build that Ark

(verse 4)

We've got God's word; It's in the Bible
If it's not all true, we can sue for libel
It's totally awesome and simply devine
My favorite miracle is water to wine

If God did it, it must be holy
If God dit it, for amusement solely
I believe every word He spoke
I just hope He can take a joke
(Ha-hah, come on, God)

(verse 5)

I hope I don't sound like a blasphemer
May God forgive me, ‘cause He's the redeemer
He sent His only Son to be our Savior
But just to be sure I'm gonna watch my behavior

If God did it, it’s His decision
If God did it, well, it's His religion
I love God, and I'm a true believer
But sometimes He seems like an overachiever

(verse 6)

The prophesyin' in Revelation
There's no denyin', will be a sensation
The war of wars to close the show
With God and the Devil goin' toe to toe

If God did it, it's His intention
If God did it, he goes on to mention
Some helpful hints and a few tips
On how to survive the Apocalypse

(outro)

If God did it, there's no intervention
If God did it, it's beyond comprehension
If God did it, the way things are headin'
It's startin' to look like Armegeddon

I'm on my knees, and I pray
Lord have mercy on judgement day

I'm not worthy, and I know it's a sin
So I surrender, Go-o-o-o-o-d, You win
YOU WIN!


NEW MAN
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(verse 1)

I woke up this mornin' and opened up an eye
With a cool kind'a buzz-on feelin' sorta high
I jumped out'a bed like a son of a gun
Then it clicked in my head it was 2 0 0 1

(chorus 1)

I'm tellin' you, man
It's really true, man
I feel like a new man
(Yes I do)
I'm gonna make a new plan
With a new point of view, man
I'm feelin' like a new man
(Yes I am)

(verse 2)

(Whew-ew-ewh, I mean feelin' alright)

Now I wrote this song while I was in the shower
I had a dozen more in a matter of an hour
Think what I could've done in the time it took
I feel so good I might even write a book

(chorus 2)

Tellin' you, man
I'm not through, man
Now I'm a new man
(Yes I am)
My life has a new span
With a new point of view, man
Feelin' like a new man
(Yes I am)

(bridge)

New man
Thinkin' like a new man
Actin' like a new man
Feelin' like a new man
(Yes I am, Yeah)
(Look out)

(How 'bout a little new organ for you all right now)

(verse 3)

(Whoo-oo-ee, let me tell yall, I sure feel good)

Now, I could figure out how to conquer outer space
Stop global warming and save the human race
Balance up the budget and get us out of debt
Have it all down pat without workin' up a sweat

(chorus 3)

Tellin' you, man
It's the least I can do, man
Now that I'm a new man
(That's what I am, Yea-hu-huh)
An' you can do it too, man
Have a new point of view, man
And you can be a new man
(Yes you can)

(verse 4)

(Now wait just a minute
There's one more thing I want'a say before I go)

Why don't we stop this fightin' and try a little peace
It's a big waste of time don't you think it ought'a cease
We could talk to each other and try to get along
If we help one another how can we go wrong

(chorus 4)

I'm tellin' you, man
That a new point of view can
Be the birth of a new man
(Yes it can)
Now if you wonder who can
The answer is you, man
You can be a new man
(Yes you can)
So If you're feelin' blue, man
Just find a dream to persue, man
And you can be a new man
(Don't you know you can)

(outro)

You can be a new man
Acting like a new man
Livin' like a new man
Feelin' like a new man
I want'a tell you that you can
Be a new man


MORE THAN ENOUGH
(The Alien Blues)
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(verse 1)

The pessimist says," Things are as bad as they can get.
That's just the nature of the universe."
Then the optimist says," Oh no, now don't you fret;
I'm sure that things can get much worse! "

'Cause there's more than enough
Life is full of sufferin' stuff
There're many philosophic views
But there's one thing I have found
There's more than enough blues to go around

(verse 2)

Every livin' creature has a right to sing the blues
‘Cause it's a problem just to be alive
So whatever shape you're in, or the color of your skin
Just remember when those aliens arrive

We've got more than enough
Sufferin's universal stuff
So on your planetary cruise
To whatever world you're bound
There'll be more than enough blues
To go around

(bridge)

So my brothers in the sky
Don't just hover over town
We want to see you eye to eye
Come discover what you've found
Don't be sad and don't you cry
'Cause when your UFOs touch down
There'll be more than enough blues
To go around

(break down)

It was God who went and did it
So we know it must be fair
If it's this way here on Earth
Then it must be everywhere
So come on down and meet us
We could use a little scare
And there’s more than enough blues
For us to share

(outro)

Yeah, we've got more than enough of these blues
More than this blue planet can excuse
Now we're the badest ever found
So come and dig our funky sound
We've got more than enough blues to go around
To go around

So come on down
Um-hum, Yea-ea-ea-ea-ea-eah
We've got more than enough blues
To go around


Brother Luke
Instrumental
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HUNK O'DA FUNK
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(verse 1)

Call me white trash
But that don't make me no punk
I'll drink a 6-pack
But that don't make me no drunk
You can have my piece of the rock
All I want is a hunk of the funk

(verse 2)

I believe in God
But that don't make me no monk
Life is like Eve's apple
Everybody wants a chunk
You can talk about good and evil
All I want is a hunk of the funk

(chorus)

Hunk of the funk (hunk o'da funk)
Hunk of the funk (hunk o'da funk)
Hunk of the funk (hunk o'da funk)
Hunk of the funk (hunk o'da funk)

(verse 3)

I used to get so high
Smokin' weed until I stunk
I tried every kind of drug
All the way from acid down to junk
But just one thing got me off
Good God gone and gave me a hunk of the funk

(chorus)
(break down)

Alright
Let's go all night
Come on
Don't do me wrong

(outro)

Hoooh Lord
Come on and save me
Good God
Come along and gave me
A hunk of the funk
(hunk o' da funk)
Hunk of the funk
(hunk o' da funk)
etc.


BIG BAD BOTTOM
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(verse 1)

Checkin' out all the cats in the band
Groovy piano, dig that left hand
The drummer boy he can really swing
But when the bass starts pumpin', man,
That's my thing

(chorus 1)

I like big bad bottom
Shakin' the place
I mean big bad bottom
Yeah, right in my face
Give me that big bad bottom
I just love how it lays
All'a that big bad bottom
That the bass man plays

(verse 2)

Listen to that tenor wail
He knows the story, tellin' his tale
And when the alto starts to soar
Don't stop now, man,
I gat'a hear more

(chorus 2)

O'that big bad bottom
Shakin' the walls
I mean big bad bottom
Yeah, talk about balls
Give me that big bad bottom
Gettin' way down low
Feel that big bad bottom
Go bass man, go

(verse 3)

Listen to that trumpet scream
So hot you can feel the steam
Flyin' up to the stratosphere
While the bass man's layin' it
Right down here

(chorus 3)

With that big bad bottom
Shakin' the joint
I mean big bad bottom
Makin' the point
Give me that big bad bottom
Hittin' the groove
Dig that big bad bottom
You can't help but move

(outro)

With that big bad bottom
Shakin' the floor
I mean big bad bottom
Yeah, I got'a have more
When you feel that big bad bottom
Ya' got'a go with the flow
I dig that big bad bottom
Go bass man, go


Here’s 2 Guitars
Instrumental
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KEYS TO THE KINGDOM
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(verse 1)

Some look for fortune, fame and success
They long for contentment, and real happiness
Some speak for peace, while others will fight
And everybody ererybody's sure, so sure they're right

(chorus)

But if you're searchin' for the Keys to the Kingdom
Everything you're dreamin' of
If you're askin' for the Keys to the Kingdom
But nothin seems to be enough
Let me tell you 'bout the Keys to the Kingdom
Lifting us to heaven above
Let me tell you 'bout the Keys to the Kingdom
The power and the glory
POWER AND THE GLORY OF LOVE

(verse 2)

Some seek for knowledge, who claim to be wise
And may attain wisdom, in other men's eyes
But the mind is a prison, with thought it's disguise
And release is the freedom, once you realize

(chorus)

The answers are the Keys to the Kingdom
Everything you're dreamin' of
If you're askin' for the Keys to the Kingdom
But nothin seems to be enough
Let me tell you 'bout the Keys to the Kingdom
Lifting us to heaven above
Let me tell you 'bout the Keys to the Kingdom
The power and the glory
POWER AND THE GLORY OF LOVE

(verse 3)

There are some who will learn what teachers can teach
And thoes who believe what preachers may preach
One may demand, while others beseech
But just put out your hand, and dare to reach

(Chorus)

And you will find the Keys to the Kingdom
Everything you're dreamin' of
If you're hoping for the Keys to the Kingdom
But nothin's ever quite enough
Have you heard about the Keys to the Kingdom
Lifting us to heaven above
I'm talkin 'bout the Keys to the Kingdom
The power and the glory
POWER AND THE GLORY OF LOVE

(break down)
(outro)

Keys to the kingdom
The power and the glory
POWER AND THE GLORY OF LOVE


Frankenstein
(Frankie Swings)
Instrumental
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