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I posted an earlier version of this song about four years ago, here on MJ. This time, it has a new ending. This track is on my 2005 jazz piano CD. Piano is from Synthogy Ivory, bass is an instrument on SonicBoomBox (a very useful tool, for PowerPC only), and drum loops come from SonicBoomBox. Controller is my good old Yamaha P-120.

I teach elementary music, and we often sing this song during music class. So because the tune is always in my head, I felt like doing a jazz piano version of it.
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paul f. page said 3690 days ago (July 16th, 2009)
YOU'VE been workin'
Another stellar jazz piano number from your nimble fingers and dexterous imagination. This is super. All I can do is sit back in awe with a smile on my face that people like you are able to write and play with such panache. So skilled. The production quality is wonderful, too. ... Love the chu chu at the end.
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johnwhitehead said 3690 days ago (July 17th, 2009)
always loved this...
...song. Dig your fresh take and the cool harmonizations. Swingin' and lyrical. Great piano chops. Also love the organic feel of the recording. Sounds like a real trio.
I am entertained by your inventions & laid back swing. Great post!
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Feter said 3690 days ago (July 17th, 2009)
Railroad Jazz
I just cant believe how good your are with this .
perfect flavored skill imagination hands ...I
love this kind of mix of ol timy song ...very
nice set and production ...kudos ..thnx alot for
sharin !!!!!
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caroline said 3690 days ago (July 17th, 2009)
just to pass the time away!
bring back my bonny to me - lovely - thank you xox
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ktb said 3689 days ago (July 17th, 2009)
a smile
always on my face when I finish a Stebbe tune. You really have a gift for the phrasing. Even on a simple melody your embellishments sound gorgeous and textured. Nice one
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Roxylee said 3688 days ago (July 19th, 2009)
You make jazz fun
You take a classic tune and make it uniquely yours. Your class is fortunate to have you for a teacher. :-)
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TobinMueller said 3687 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Tip of the hat
I love this tune. it has such a warm, nostalgic, boyhood sense to it. you capture the carefree time, effortless. I can imagine you wearing you conductor's cap while playing. A true smiler, this one.
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guitapick said 3686 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
You know, John...
...I actually used to work on the railroad. Sold tickets then worked in inventory...
Now...what's that got to do with this tune? Well, "duh": we used to groove to tunes just like this one while sittin' in the caboose, playing cards and sippin' whiskey.
Another fine tune, John...love the steam engine at the end...
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Boundless said 3676 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
What a sweet
jazzy number. Fine playing
and great production.

Very enjoyable
- thanks !
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Jarvoid said 3667 days ago (August 8th, 2009)
You got me
at the first phrase,cool running and some fine keys...I been working on the railroad runas thru this ...nice
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Bazz said 3666 days ago (August 9th, 2009)
Great fun!
What is it that makes train numbers so seductive on piano? You have added handsomely to the genre. Toot toot!
Calchas said 3584 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Ha cha chaaaaa!
Dinah won't you blow!

John, this is a really cool interpretation. Groovin', foot-tappin', head boppin' fun.

You make me smile wide!

Be well friend!
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Daugrin said 3453 days ago (March 10th, 2010)
Swingin off the rails
Thanks for posting this one John. I really enjoyed your interp.
Nicely rendered with plenty of ear candy.

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BirdmanWayne94 said 3453 days ago (March 10th, 2010)
Sir John...
It's been quite a while since I heard any of your work. I need to catch up! A great start... lovely melody and flawless performance. (Yeman is here, btw. Birdman Wayne previously).
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Name: John Stebbe
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I am a public elementary school music teacher in Indianapolis. I also direct the children's choirs at our church. I love to play piano. I play solo piano jobs around town, and also lead a jazz trio (piano, bass, drums). I was born in 1959. ... [see more]

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