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Song For My Father

Lyrics

If there was ever a man
Who was generous, gracious and good
That was my dad
The man
full lyrics
If there was ever a man
Who was generous, gracious and good
That was my dad
The man
full lyrics

Features of This Track

afro-cuban influences
a mid-tempo dance style
trumpet head
a tenor sax solo
a melodic piano solo
riff-based rhythms
strong melodies
a groove oriented approach
minor tonality
vamping harmony

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Love this man
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bob223489
Very famous riff at the beginning which was stolen by Mr. Becker and Fagen for their Rikki Don't Lose That Number tune
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Yes this is a tradition passed down and appreciated. Like Pirate Baseball
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So cool my dad turn me on to jazz 45years ago blow Horace blow
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Straight Ahead.
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This is a nice song...RIP Horace. Thank you for the wonderful music.
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Serenity Soul Jazz Music:)
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I have Always thought this was one of the coolest tunes...that I never knew the name of ...until Pandora,told me.yo.
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linksgayaren a
From the Fleetwood one of those cats who make it sound so easy peace
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First jazz song i had ever heard. I LOVE this song!
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Build your library of jazz greatest songs around this one. The best!
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I used to play my Selmer tenor to this great tune ; it is one of the best among many great compositions ! ! !
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I used to play my horn with album. ..
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blacbuttafly 2 2
Great driving around town music....lov e it!!!
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Brass overload. Couldn't be catchier :P
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True jazz, classic
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Never heard this tune before. Great tune and love the fact that the Steely Dan riff in Rikki was seemingly borrowed from this tune.
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Gets me dancing around the room....be-b o p p i n g . . . .
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Absolutely LOVE this album (Song for My Father). one of the all-time jazz greatests. . .
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ifeart
this IS WHERE STEALLY DAN GOT IT FROM
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At first I thought this was Rikki Don't Lose That Number.
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cef1953
Heard this song on my way to rescuing my brother out of a bad situation.

The title is so fitting, because our father had passed away 2 years earlier and i felt he was there in spirit to help . Now whenever I hear this song , I call my brother .
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This song was my gateway drug to the great world of jazz. Thanks to Fagen & Backer for co-opting the opening line into 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number' & spreading the seeds to a pop audience.
Horace Silver was a magician.
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i love it

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