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Over the Rainbow


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tonestones

 Genre: Jazz (vocal)
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Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over_the_Rainbow

This song was number one of the "Songs of the Century" list by the RIAA and the NEA.

I recorded this a few years ago, but never thought about uploading here. Lately I've seen a number of covers of material from the 30s and I thought I'd join in.

The lyrics are from E.Y. Harburg. I did a jazz arrangement and played all of the parts and vocals.

This is the first of several songs from the Wizard of Oz I did in either jazz or prog rock. I'll upload some of the others soon.
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Lyrics
When all the world is a hopeless jumble
And the raindrops tumble all around,
Heaven opens a magic lane
When all the clouds darken up the skyway,
There's a rainbow highway to be found
Leading from your window pane
To a place behind the sun,
Just a step beyond the rain

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I heard of, once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow, why then, oh why can't I?

Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow, why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?
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Comments: 34
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Plays: 175
Downloads: 61
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Uploaded: Nov 01, 2010 - 03:19:21 PM
Last Updated: Nov 01, 2010 - 03:27:41 PM Last Played: Sep 05, 2017 - 04:15:49 PM
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Comments
davisamerica said 2515 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
first....
wow steve really nice track. Great instrumentation and vocals. Always loved this song and this version is a keeper. Downloaded and thanks for a lovely listen!
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tonestones said 2515 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
first...
Thanks. As a kid I loved the movie. I remember waiting for it every year. I've heard many covers of it over the years. I didn't really have much to add, but I love the song and couldn't resist doing my own arrangement.

I'm glad you liked it.
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MarkHolbrook said 2515 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Wow
Didn't expect this kind of thing from you Steve... Very very cool!!! Nicely done in every possible way!
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tonestones said 2515 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Mark
Thanks. I have my kinder, gentler moments. Wait until I upload "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead". That will restore your faith in my dark side ;)
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magnatone said 2515 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Rainbow
what a fabulous voice you have! this is beautifully done - your versatility is shining through steve - thanks!
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tonestones said 2510 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thanks, Karen
I like to mix things up a bit. I've done a couple of other interesting takes of the tunes from Oz. I'll post another soon.
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Char said 2515 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Magnificent!
I love what you did. I'm just smiling despite my gloomy demeanor. Thanks. You are a gift.
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tonestones said 2510 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Gloom be gone
A dose of rainbow before breakfast should be all you need, Char.
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alackbass said 2515 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Over the Rainbow
Original take on a classic. I like the groove and your vocal.
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tonestones said 2510 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
The Classics
I keep hearing about new versions of this tune. I tried to mix it up a bit. Just recently heard Clapton's version and was blown away. I just tried to keep it simple and upbeat. It is a beautiful lyric.
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scofugate said 2515 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Very nice
version..what a very cool way to approach this tune.
Nice Work!!
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tonestones said 2510 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Could have used some brushes
My biggest complaint about this is the percussion. Next time I'll try to talk you into adding some brushes ;)
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RAVENS said 2515 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Wonderful
What a great song, no matter how many times and different ways I hear it. This was just terrific, you kind of sound like Barry Manilow. Great stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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tonestones said 2510 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Barry?
Thanks. He has a great voice. I like to sing, but don't do too much of it.
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RobLeBanc said 2515 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Rainbow
I'm so glad there are some folks out there like you keeping music like this alive. I fear for it, truly! Thank you, beautifully done!
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tonestones said 2510 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Nearly cut
I didn't realize this song was nearly cut from the Wizard of Oz movie. The world would have missed out.
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ste said 2514 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
rainbow.
love the clean musicality. great voice, mate. tasteful backing. doesn't get much better - top version.
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tonestones said 2444 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks. I couldn't resist doing this.
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scaustrita said 2514 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Always a Pro
Very pro sound on such a classic.
You did not over do it, should be on a children CD.

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tonestones said 2444 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Children's CD
I hadn't thought of that. Excellent idea.
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dave_b said 2514 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Over the Rainbow
Very nice vocal and cool arrangement. Don't think I've heard this rocked up before, but it works.
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tonestones said 2444 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Rockin up the oldies
I went through a phase of updating some old songs. This is one of the better ones. I did a few others from Wizard of Oz that I'll upload after I clean up the recordings.
Check out my latest song called Stairway to Heaven (LZ Cover)
Reggie_Pole said 2514 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Something different
for you, but there's little doubt that you can do most anything you want. Choice arrangement here. Your voice is pure and ... ummmm ... open-hearted is the term that comes to mind, although it's not easy to see how a voice can have a heart --- well, you know what I mean. Very enjoyable.
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tonestones said 2444 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Very kind
Thanks. I like to mix it up every once in a while.
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FEEL said 2511 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
Man this is nice
Loved the melody and the execution is fantastic. Great vocals... on the very beginning it almost sounded like Barry.
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jdholliday said 2511 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
this is wonderful!
very cool for you to share this gem with us! Great playing and wow what a great voice!
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jibes said 2511 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
Over the Rainbow
I could listen and listen to this great recording. Fabulous!
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richard13 said 2510 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Very nice!
A great arrangement and nicely sung. Enjoyed the listen.
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shavingronaldscar said 2509 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
'tis a beauty!
A much-covered song, but you still do it justice. That says it all, in my books. Good rendition.
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Carrie71 said 2509 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Sweet
I love your take on this classic. Great job Steve.
bud said 2507 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
This is so cool and unexpected
I love hearing reinterpretations like this. I also am always amazed when I hear the intros to standards that are often lost in memory long after the verse and chorus sticks for good.
Excellent performance.


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Lardo said 2501 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
That's it.
Good timbre and phrasing. Very good. Do you perform live? I would think so. Right on. Prosper.
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tonestones said 2501 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Tonestones live
Unfortunately its been a few years. Now its just me in my temperature controlled studio. No roadies required ;)
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hackneybloke said 2455 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
0ver the rainbow
steve...what a COOL voice you have. sweet and easy. a great arrangement of the most anodyne song ever written.
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