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Neville Brothers — Yellow Moon
Album: Live On Planet Earth
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Released: 1994
Length: 4:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Yellow moon, yellow moon,
Why you keep peeping in my window?
Do you know something I don't know?
Did you see my baby
Walking down the railroad tracks?
You can tell me if the girls
Ever coming back.
Is she hid out with another
Or is she trying to get back home?
Is she wrapped up in some other's arms?
Or is the girl somewhere all alone?
Can you see if she is missing me,
Or is she having a real good time?
Has she forgotten all about,
Or is the girl still mine all mine?

With your eye so big a shiney
You can see the whole damn land
Yellow moon can you tell me
If the girl's with another man?

Oh yellow moon,
Have you seen that creole woman
You can tell me,
Now ain't you a friend of mine.

With your eye so big a shiney
You can see the whole damn land
Yellow moon can you tell me
If the girl's with another man?

Oh yellow moon,
Have you seen that creole woman
You can tell me,
Now ain't you a friend of mine.
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these guys used to play at our fraternity Formals. Miss those days
 lizardking wrote:

Ahh...yes...Yellow Moon...this was written by I. P. Farr, right?  And Yellow River was written by his cousin, I.P. Freely.

Sorry...had to do it!



 
Ha ha! 
 lososs wrote:

same here..
and, thank god i am not the only one thinking this :D

 
Yeah, the horns on the version of Congo Square on the same album are something I cannot abide.

I'm OK with the sax on this one though - it almost grates, but doesn't quite cross the line.

And that sousaphone bassline is just sublime. Saves the track, IMO.

Ahh...yes...Yellow Moon...this was written by I. P. Farr, right?  And Yellow River was written by his cousin, I.P. Freely.

Sorry...had to do it!


FYI: these guys do a killer version of Dylan's: :God on our Side".
Reminds me of my early 20s. These guys were on heavy rotation during the early 1990s for me
Insensitive, hence comment deleted prior to posting.
How's that for PC? 
10 (+)
 zenmumu wrote:
No puedo con las trompetas... como me estresan!! {#Confused}

 
What did you say? very nice song btw.!!!
 zenmumu wrote:
No puedo con las trompetas... como me estresan!! {#Confused}

 
same here..
and, thank god i am not the only one thinking this :D
Who knew the Neville Brothers recorded with Little Feat? (ridiculously perfect segue from the end of LF's Spanish Moon to....NB's Yellow Moon!!)
 SmackDaddy wrote:
 

What the hell is wrong with the trumpets?

 
What trumpets?  I hear an organ.  And a saxophone.

Neil

Sounds like every other one of their songs. Which I guess is good if you like them, but if you don't…
 zenmumu wrote:


 
Thank you, zenmumu! I agree - the trumpets sort of make me tense instead of relaxing me.  Sorry I'm so language-challenged! The song did make me dance, though...{#Bounce}
 scrubbrush wrote:
prefer the album version
 
Echo that... If that version (on the Yellow Moon album) was played I would give it a 10.  It just never gets old for me.


 

What the hell is wrong with the trumpets?

 Cynaera wrote:

Hi Cyanera:

No puedo con las trompetas = I can't with the trumpets, I can't is an expresion in spanish and is: I don't like the trumpets.

Como me estresan!! = put stress on me!!!


Okay - I tried to interpret this comment via Babelfish (which is a total JOKE) and I still can't get the meaning. Could someone (preferrably zenmumu) put it into English for me? I figure that since it starts with "No," it's probably not going to be positive, but I'd still like to know what's been written. I'm horribly language-illiterate, but I hope that doesn't make me come across as a racist. I just can't seem to grasp other languages. But I give really good hugs, and that counts for something, doesn't it?{#Curtain}

 

 zenmumu wrote:
No puedo con las trompetas... como me estresan!! {#Confused}
 
Okay - I tried to interpret this comment via Babelfish (which is a total JOKE) and I still can't get the meaning. Could someone (preferrably zenmumu) put it into English for me? I figure that since it starts with "No," it's probably not going to be positive, but I'd still like to know what's been written. I'm horribly language-illiterate, but I hope that doesn't make me come across as a racist. I just can't seem to grasp other languages. But I give really good hugs, and that counts for something, doesn't it?{#Curtain}

No puedo con las trompetas... como me estresan!! {#Confused}
Likeable! {#Dancingbanana}
Delicious! Great drums, great bass, great sax, great everything!
 vandal wrote:
Mute - once again, the freaking Nevilles show up for another undeserved paycheck. . .
 

Thank you! Thank God I am not the only one that thinks this, is that noise Aaron makes really considered singing???{#Stop}
Mute - once again, the freaking Nevilles show up for another undeserved paycheck. . .
prefer the album version
TOO MUCH version!!!!
great album ~ and btw if you are the one that stole my Navy Pier boot ~ kiss my ass

bleh - the hackneyed crescendo of hammer-ons at the end makes me cringe. . .

That freak out guitar playing is very Hendrix circa Band of Gypsy's influenced.  Love it.
 audiophelia wrote:
The Neville Brothers never did much for me until I saw them live this past year. I'm not a fan of falsetto voices but Aaron has an amazing range! It's hard not to be impressed by that.
 

 A 'Brothers concert is the closest I get to Church.
 eastcoast wrote:
Hard not to get into the rythmn of this song...
 

...and slowly going from moving to dancing :)
The Neville Brothers never did much for me until I saw them live this past year. I'm not a fan of falsetto voices but Aaron has an amazing range! It's hard not to be impressed by that.

Neville Brothers - "Yellow Moon" Live (2004):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=depfUO1fmVI


CLASS!!!!
 bokey wrote:


I would like to hear people hit the same notes of the singers they criticize in order to demonstrate how easy it is.
 

What good is them hitting the notes if I can't stand the voice??? Are not entertainers creating and performing music to entertain the listener??? If I hate it, what do I care how difficult it is to hit the notes? I appreciate that Aaron Neville can hit notes that I can never dream of, having said that I do not make millions for crooning suck ass songs!!{#Puke}
I don't care what is playing behind him, I cannot abide by Aaron Neville!{#No}
Bobbing head...
great song.  I'd give the studio version a 9.
the touch...the feel...the fabric of our lives.


This song is soooo good for the ears...


Just saw these guys with Dr. John about a month ago! What a GREAT show!!! They all still rock in a Big Way! We so need this kind of music right now!
What a groove.  Concur that we need more N'Awlins type stuff like this and Dr John.
 Darkmatter wrote:
Whoa, that funky sax solo got me boppin' in my chair at work! Awesome!
 

Yowsah!
There's also a great live version of this song on an Austin City Limits CD called Big Blues Extravaganza.
 tompoll wrote:
Before Aaron's voice got ridiculously wavering. Great stuff!
 
Srsly. Sometimes I want to tell him: "Dude, knock it off. Sing like you did on 'Tell It Like It Is'."

WHOA! That guitar-sax freakout ain't on the studio version. WOWEEE!!

Before Aaron's voice got ridiculously wavering. Great stuff!
I'm two blocks south of Congo Square and there's a Yellow Moon..
:crashcomp:
Whoa, that funky sax solo got me boppin' in my chair at work! Awesome! :yell: :dancingbanana:
Great spare funky bassline!!!
Yes :music: I saw them live at Tipitina's. A life changing experience. Anyone out there an eMusic.com subscriber? They just added a pile of unreleased and forgotten New Orleans funk from the 60s and 70s. Awesome!:music: :music:
Very nice!
Keep this stuff coming.
I love those New Orleans rhythms!! Let's hear some Meters!!!
ThePoose wrote:
And Danny boy has produced Bob Dylan more than once and Peter Gabriel.
as well as U2 and Emmylou Harris!
Hard not to get into the rythmn of this song...
I didn't really know who these guys were when at a concert, Bill Graham came onstage to introduce "the fabulous Neville Brothers" Then then proceeded to bring down the house. This was one of the memorable songs they performed that evening.
nigelr wrote:
Lots of great things happenin' on this track!
I can think of 1: every second it goes on it's 1 second closer to its end...
Lots of great things happenin' on this track!
If it's LIVE it's GOOD!!
Both these posts are very funny and somewhat appropriate :roflol: algrif wrote:
In the same way that you call yourself Mr Genius in an absurd attempt to convince the rest of the world that your brain is in working order.
physicsgenius wrote:
My theory has always been that they explicitly call these guys "brothers" because from their voices we'd think they are women. Or girls, really, and with some kind of laryngitical ailment that makes their voices even higher than usual.
coldatlantic wrote:
and aaron neville shouldn't sing.
I would like to hear people hit the same notes of the singers they criticize in order to demonstrate how easy it is.
right-now for some Meters!
how about an alblum only with 45 minutes of funky guitarr. Funky guitarr. simply a cool sound. and the electric organ doesn't do any harm either. :motor:
chucklesalmon wrote:
No, but the same guy who produced RR's records, Daniel Lanois also produced Yellow Moon. During his "New Orleans" phase.
And Danny boy has produced Bob Dylan more than once and Peter Gabriel.
coldatlantic wrote:
... aaron neville shouldn't sing.
"This is a better deal than that time I bought that Aaron Neville Megaphone."
algrif wrote:
In the same way that you call yourself Mr Genius in an absurd attempt to convince the rest of the world that your brain is in working order.
According to himself 90% (although I think the actual number is likely much higher) of what he says is crap.
physicsgenius wrote:
My theory has always been that they explicitly call these guys "brothers" because from their voices we'd think they are women. Or girls, really, and with some kind of laryngitical ailment that makes their voices even higher than usual.
In the same way that you call yourself Mr Genius in an absurd attempt to convince the rest of the world that your brain is in working order.
OUTSTANDING!!!!!!
Krispian wrote:
Makes me want to see them live!
Saw them in a very small venue in New Brunswick, NJ many moons ago(hey I made a joke), they had the place rockin.
Makes me want to see them live!
Finally.... Music... :bananasplit: :bounce: :cheers:
My theory has always been that they explicitly call these guys "brothers" because from their voices we'd think they are women. Or girls, really, and with some kind of laryngitical ailment that makes their voices even higher than usual.
There are a number of live versions of this tune, of which is the second best. If you can find it, there's a live version from Austin City Limits that is a real butt-kicker. :bananapiano: :bananajam:
:moon: :moon: :moon: :moon:
fishy1 wrote:
I'm giving it a higher rating, because of my fondness for the studio version. This live version seems to lack its power? This may offend the people who appreciate the improvisations . . . If I'm not mistaken Robbie Robertson, previous in this set, produced the Yellow Moon album. ?
No, but the same guy who produced RR's records, Daniel Lanois also produced Yellow Moon. During his "New Orleans" phase.
What a great tune, although I also prefer the studio version.
Another tune in celebration of the start of Mardi Gras! Live on NOLA! :bounce:
Mugro wrote:
My FAVORITE Neville Brothers tune! I have always longed to go to the New Orleans Jazzfest. I have heard about it for years and have talked about going with some friends for a couple of years now. When, if ever, will the Jazzfest be back? I hear that the fairgrounds where this was held was underwater with the rest of the city. How sad. The Nevilles are great! :D
I have been to Jazzfest twice and it's an experience like no other. Hot, humid, crazy, fun. Local and national acts, something IMO not to be missed. Want to take my kids there at some point. And miraculously, the show is to go on this year!
I'm giving it a higher rating, because of my fondness for the studio version. This live version seems to lack its power? This may offend the people who appreciate the improvisations . . . If I'm not mistaken Robbie Robertson, previous in this set, produced the Yellow Moon album. ?
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My FAVORITE Neville Brothers tune! I have always longed to go to the New Orleans Jazzfest. I have heard about it for years and have talked about going with some friends for a couple of years now. When, if ever, will the Jazzfest be back? I hear that the fairgrounds where this was held was underwater with the rest of the city. How sad. The Nevilles are great! :D
a little like pointless LITTLE FEAT
I like alot of their other stuff, but this is really a snoozer.
BrokenArrow wrote:
My wife and I went to JazzFest a few years back and it rained the whole weekend! I mean the track at the JazzFest grounds was one big mudpit and people were just sliding all over the place - some on purpose, some not :) Anyway, the Neville Brothers were the last act on Sunday evening and during their show the rain finally stopped. We were all really digging the tunes and Aaron's soulful voice and having a grand time. As he began to sing the last song, Amazing Grace, the sun appeared below the clouds and bathed us all in a golden glow. Talk about amazing grace - it still sends shivers up my spine just thinking about it.
Yah, luv those 'chicken skin' moments....proof that your HUMANITY is still relatively intact...
jpfueler wrote:
I should also add....Aaron's Ave Maria and Amazing grace will send shivers up your spine even if your an atheist.
My wife and I went to JazzFest a few years back and it rained the whole weekend! I mean the track at the JazzFest grounds was one big mudpit and people were just sliding all over the place - some on purpose, some not :) Anyway, the Neville Brothers were the last act on Sunday evening and during their show the rain finally stopped. We were all really digging the tunes and Aaron's soulful voice and having a grand time. As he began to sing the last song, Amazing Grace, the sun appeared below the clouds and bathed us all in a golden glow. Talk about amazing grace - it still sends shivers up my spine just thinking about it.
Sublime. Keep that N.O. groove rolling... :bounce: I went out with a girl who would pounce on me whenever I played this song (studio version actually). She said it was one of the sexiest song she'd ever heard.
Leslie wrote:
I disagree. Most times I don't like Aaron's voice but for this song it's perfect.
Amen. His Amazing Grace made me want to take hostages, but this is good.
I'm with Lesllie on this one. Perfect for this one, maybe not for other songs. Can you believe the rythm on this song?
coldatlantic wrote:
...and aaron neville shouldn't sing.
8O Wow - How I don't agree with you!
coldatlantic wrote:
funky but too busy. and aaron neville shouldn't sing.
I disagree. Most times I don't like Aaron's voice but for this song it's perfect.
Pretty good, but makes me want to hear some older Galactic.
I should also add....Aaron's Ave Maria and Amazing grace will send shivers up your spine even if your an atheist.
funky but too busy. and aaron neville shouldn't sing.
eddief wrote:
__________________________________________________________ Originally Posted by jim demmers Date: Jul 5,2001 Anything from Yellow Moon would be great. __________________________________________________________ Heck anything by the original Meters would be superb. Would love to hear something by them on RP. I think I remember hearing somewhere that the Meters were one of Paul McCartney's favorite bands. Aaaah....luv listenting to that offbeat N'Orleans sound. (pimp) Perhaps, Bill, you could play Look-a-Py-Py??
I uploaded some meters songs but they weren't accepted.
Great band, great groove, must be seen at least once in a life-time, I saw them was in support of this tour, May(?) 1989 live in the Grand Ballroom- Navy Pier, Chicago. Thanks for the nostalgia trip this afternoon. (pimp)
__________________________________________________________ Originally Posted by jim demmers Date: Jul 5,2001 Anything from Yellow Moon would be great. __________________________________________________________ Heck anything by the original Meters would be superb. Would love to hear something by them on RP. I think I remember hearing somewhere that the Meters were one of Paul McCartney's favorite bands. Aaaah....luv listenting to that offbeat N'Orleans sound. (pimp) Perhaps, Bill, you could play Look-a-Py-Py??
__________________________________________________________ Originally Posted by jim demmers Date: Jul 5,2001 Anything from Yellow Moon would be great. __________________________________________________________ Heck anything by the original Meters would be good. Would love to hear something by them on RP. I think I remember hearing somewhere that the Meters were one of Paul McCartney's favorite bands. Aaaah....luv listenting to that offbeat N'Orleans sound. (pimp) Perhaps, Bill, you could play Look-a-Py-Py??
wow I like the live performance on this one. Nice guitar solo thingy! :clap:
this song is way overplayed, live or otherwise, for its dubious merits :eek: :roll: :oops:
Always reminded me of \"Cane Fire\" by the Peter Moon band. Haven\'t a clue why, but since you\'re in HI, it just might go with the set.
YES! Nawlins MUSIC! :bounce: www.suncat.net
\"Red Moon\" by The Call.
On moon color: By the Light of the Silvery Moon Blue Moon of Kentucky Dark Moon Moon Categories: Full Moon Fever Shine On Harvest Moon
Not to mention the hoary old chestnut "Moon River." Think it's by Jerome Kern.
Originally Posted by pimpbot5000: Well, let's see here.... there's -Pink Floyd's song/album "Dark Side of the Moon" -Prince's 80s movie flop "Under the Cherry Moon" -Lucky Charms, which puts yellow moons in their cereal that's all I can think of for now.
:D
Originally Posted by Phaedra: Off topic, how many songs are out there coloring or categorizing the moon? So far there is Blue Moon- Sha nanna Pink Moon- Nick Drake Yellow Moon- Neville Brothers Harvest moon- Neil Young Any others? :D
Well, let's see here.... there's -Pink Floyd's song/album "Dark Side of the Moon" -Prince's 80s movie flop "Under the Cherry Moon" -Lucky Charms, which puts yellow moons in their cereal that's all I can think of for now.
Originally Posted by Phaedra: Off topic, how many songs are out there coloring or categorizing the moon? So far there is Blue Moon- Sha nanna Pink Moon- Nick Drake Yellow Moon- Neville Brothers Harvest moon- Neil Young Any others? :D
Excellent challenge Phaedra, exactly like those we have come to expect from our beloved BCNH. You should pose this question to the comment board. :cool:
Here's a moon for ya: :moon: Dot
Off topic, how many songs are out there coloring or categorizing the moon? So far there is Blue Moon- Sha nanna Pink Moon- Nick Drake Yellow Moon- Neville Brothers Harvest moon- Neil Young Any others? :D
I really like this, not really sure why, the song just works really well for me.
Makes you get up, get it moving, and get gone.
;) Brings back memories of drivin the lake front here in Nawleans on a few double dates with a recently departed friend (damn fool shot himself)as we hoped to get lucky and tried to find the miss right, or miss right now anyway. Thanks for the fond memories. P.S. Arron Neville is a scary lookin Dude but is nice as can be now ( he was a knee breaker for someone and did some jail time) and he got almost no money from his first hit \" Tell it like it is\".
Never heard this song but I am completely digging the groove. Very nice!
I think that this is one of the best pop songs ever written. :)
Great Neville\'s tune!