A Brooklyn Afternoon

by The 69th Street Band

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Recorded over a ten month period in the pleasant surroundings of Brighton Beach in 2016, "A Brooklyn Afternoon" contains a generous helping of old school Chicago blues encased in sleek modern production, some country and R&B, a beautiful instrumental or two and two wild cards that defy easy categorization. Dig in and enjoy!

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released October 22, 2016

Tom Paronis
Lead Vocals , Guitars

Lenny Nelson
Bass on tracks 1 , 2 , 4 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 .

Marina Makarova
Wurlitzer or Piano on tracks 1 , 2 , 4 , 5 , 7 , 8 .

Adrienne Fenemor
Hammond B3 Organ on tracks 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 .

Philippe Allaert
Drums , additional Guitars and keyboards , Backing Vocals ,
Bass on tracks 3 , 5 , 6 , 10 .

Produced , arranged ,Engineered and Graphic Design
by Philippe Allaert at Mantrax Multimedia.

Executive Producer : Tom Paronis

Philippe Allaert would like to thank :
Victor Wise for making this happen and continuous support.
Tom Paronis for this one year journey from “ I don’t have any songs “ to a full CD of Original Material.


Publishing : TEPCO Publishing / ASCAP
Groove Maniac / Ascap

P & © 2016 Tom Paronis / TEPCO Records . ALL rights Reserved

www.69thstreetband.com
Booking: info@69thstreetband.com

TEPCO 2016-01

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69 Street Band New York, New York

Originally founded as a way to get Tom Paronis out of the house in 2007, the 69th Street Band has evolved into an "only in New York" outfit that offers up a unique mix of old school Chicago Blues and R&B, some jazz (particularly of the Acid Jazz variety popularized by Hammond/Sax combos of the 1960s), country, rockabilly and bluegrass and an overlay of percolating African rhythms ... more

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Track Name: Minor Blues
Minor Blues
( T. Paronis / Ph Allaert
Tepco Publishing / Groove Maniac Publishing )

Remember that night in Memphis
Seems like it was yesterday
The moon on the water , your skin in the night , shadows out at play

Thirty years later all I got is this song
A whole lot of memories of what went wrong

I wake up at night and call your name
Those voices in my head are driving me insane

Someone said they saw you down on the coast
Might have been you , might have been your ghost
This ain’t the way , it was supposed to be
It was the dawn of a new day for you and me

Out in the alley at the edge of town
Shots rang out , everything turned around

SOLO

Sometimes at night ,when the shadows appear
I still feel your touch , it seems so near

Out in the alley at the edge of town
Shots rang out and everything turned around

SOLO AD LIB
Track Name: As Good As It Gets
As Good As it Gets
( T. Paronis , Ph Allaert
TEPCO publishing / Groove Maniac Publishing )

Come on baby, let’s do another round
It’s getting kind of late, the sun’s going down
You say you’ve got some worries, that makes two
But right now mama it’s just me and you

You’ve got booze in the ice box, music in the place
Heartache in your voice, some lines on your face
Me I had a future twenty years ago
Where it went I don’t really know

But we won’t pretend it’s something it ain’t
Won’t try to put on a fresh coat of paint
Cause we both know despite the regrets
This might just be as good as it gets

There’s a view across the alley, in a world built for two
It might be kind of funky , but we are too
Don’t worry about the future, don’t think about the past
Just hang on to the moment and try to make it last

CHORUS - SOLO

So long baby, I’ll see you down the line
Don’t worry about a thing , it’ll work out fine
Take it easy, take it slow
Maybe one more round before I go

CHORUS - SOLO AD LIB
Track Name: Neon Blue
Neon Blue
( T. Paronis / Ph Allaert
Tepco Publishing / Groove Maniac Publishing )

She climbs out of a taxi in the middle of the square
She's got that look in her eye and the wind in her hair
She's looking at me with an icy stare
Neon Blue, tell me that you care

She goes into the club all alone
All the high rollers want to take her home
I'm a poor boy made of flesh and bone
Neon Blue , your heart's made of stone

You can see her down in South Beach, you can see her in Paris
You can see her in the South of France, strolling by the sea
Where there's a lot of money, that's where she likes to be
Neon Blue, you gotta set my heart free
( repeat )

A long time ago in a village in the hills
Lived a little girl, dreaming of big thrills
Now I'm walking the streets all alone
Neon Blue, please come back home

She goes into the club all alone
All the high rollers want to take her home
I'm a poor boy made of flesh and bone
Neon Blue , your heart's made of stone

CHORUS

ORGAN SOLO AD LIB
Track Name: Whoa Baby
Whoa Baby
( T. Paronis / Ph Allaert
Tepco Publishing / Groove Maniac Publishing )

Whoa baby, where you been so long
Whoa baby, where you been so long
These walls ain’t been singing
Since you left our home

Whoa baby, come back to me
Whoa baby, shine that light on me
This boy’s been crying
Since you set me free

SOLO

Whoa baby, can’t you see what you’ve done
Whoa baby, can’t you see what you’ve done
You tore my heart out
Just to have a little fun
These walls ain’t been singing
Since you set me free
This boy’s been crying
Come back to me
Track Name: Big Shot
Big Shot
( T. Paronis / Ph Allaert / J. Kuoko
Tepco Publishing / Groove Maniac Publishing / )

I’m a big shot baby, show me where it’s at
I’m a big shot baby, show me where it’s at

You’re sitting there smiling like a Cheshire cat
But you don’t wanna show me where you’re sweet thing’s at
Gonna’ build us a bridge to the other side
Where everything is cool and everything is fly

CHORUS

Got a tanker full of oil off the African coast
Gonna get it down in China in a month at the most
Got some condos down in Panama, they’re lookin’ real slick
My man on the inside says they’re gonna move quick
Gonna’ build us a bridge to the other side
Where everything is cool and everything is fly

SOLO

Got some solar panels headed for a mayor in Peru
Gonna make me nice and green between me and you
Gonna’ build us a bridge to the other side
Where everything is cool and everything is fly

CHORUS

SOLO AD Libs
Track Name: Never Wanna Hear ( Another Loud Bad Band Again )
Never Wanna Hear Another Loud Bad Band Again
( T. Paronis / Ph Allaert
Tepco Publishing / Groove Maniac Publishing / )

I never wanna hear another loud bad band again
That singer’s voice is like an ice pick in my head
You gotta let it breathe if you want to feel the groove
You gotta bring it down to make a body move
I never wanna hear another loud bad band again

All those gadgets , all those toys
They’re not gonna help you find that joyful noise
I’d rather be sleeping in my bed
Than hear ten thousand bumble bees buzzin’ round my head
I never wanna hear another loud bad band again

Guitar Solo - Piano Solo

It’s an old cliché but I think it’s true
You gotta do some living if you wanna go and play the blues
There ain’t no fortune, there ain’t no fame
But with a little bit of luck you’ll be a link in the chain
I never wanna hear another loud bad band again
I never wanna hear another loud bad band again
I never wanna hear another loud bad band again
Track Name: The Homesick Song
The Homesick Song
( T. Paronis / Ph Allaert
Tepco Publishing / Groove Maniac Publishing )

How many times did I say I’ve gotta leave
This sleepy old town just drives me insane
How many times did I dream of the day
I’d roll out of town and never come back again

How many years has it been since those days
That big rolling river washed them all away
I’d give it all to stop time from going by
And trade these blues for an uncloudy sky

I see the smoke winding through the trees
Feel the chill of an early Autumn breeze
I see two figures old and grey
Wondering what became of that child who went away

SOLO

Outside my window the rain’s pouring down
I see the neon of another dead end town
But there’s a place where the sun always shines
Where dreams come true and love never dies
Where dreams come true and love never dies...
Track Name: Big Footed Woman
Big Footed Woman
( Tom Paronis , Ph Allaert
TEPCO publishing / Groove Maniac Publishing )

Got a big footed woman’ likes to walk all over me
Got a big footed woman, Likes to walk all over me
She’s mean and she’s evil, she lays that big foot thing on me

She’s a long, tall mama,
Kind of shimmies when she walks
She’s a long, tall mama, kind of shimmies when she walks
She lays that big foot on me, every time I start to squawk

Hear her foot steps in the hallway, I feel her hot breath in my ear,
Hear her foot steps in the doorway, I feel her hot breath in my ear
I get that low down feeling
I know that big foot time is near

SOLO

CHORUS