Long Ways From Kansas City

by Lloyd Brodnax King

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LONG WAYS FROM KANSAS CITY

A long ways from Kansas City
A long ways from Chicago too
A long way down to the delta
But go on sing the blues

Yes it's flaky conditions out there
On an April afternoon
Hawk winging so high above
Our feet are frozen through

Rough going out on the highway
Winter got rough all around
Your nose held to their grindstone
Your eyes pressed to rock hard ground

Your a long ways from Kansas City
A long ways from Chicago too
A long way down to the delta
But go on sing the blues

Going where the sun shines warmly
Gonna lounge by a swimming pool
Order up a high noon cocktail
And listen to those faraway blues

It's been long ways from Kansas City
Been a long ways from Chicago too
A long way up from the delta
And every step we sang the blues

On our way we sing the blues
Get knocked back we keep on singing
Back up on our feet we'll get there soon
Yes every step we sing those blues
With every step we sing the blues

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released July 3, 2020
music: Lloyd Brodnax King
lyrics: John Gray

guitar: Johnse Holt
bass, banjo, sax & vocals: Lloyd Brodnax King

production: Johnse Holt & Lloyd Brodnax King
cover art: Lloyd Brodnax King

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Lloyd Brodnax King Chicago, Illinois

Studied flute with Marcel Moyse and James Moody. Recorded Lloyd Brodnax King Trio live at DePaul with Fareed Haque and Larry Gray. Won an NEA fellowship in composition. Won a Jeff. Recorded with Poi Dog Pondering. Created The Obscure News podcast and the Dishwater Gray Playlist. Currently a prof at Lake Forest College and performing with Funkadesi, Sun Ensemble, and Michael J. Miles. ... more

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