Stock Music track: I Just Stopped By To Say Hello

A charming slow swing ballad featuring piano, electric guitar, acoustic bass, and male crooner. This song has a warm, vintage feel with fine musicianship. Guitar and piano solos complement each other. Lyrics tell the story of a guy trying to get back together with his lost love under the guise of “I just stopped by to say hello” T11714 17.95 55.95

Track details

Track ID number: 11714
Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Jazz: Soft & smooth jazz -- Blues & Southern Rock
Moods/Emotions: Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Loving / Romantic / Tender
Suggested Production Types: Historical / Retro: 1970's -- Historical / Retro: 1960's -- Historical / Retro: 1950's -- Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: Jazz, swing, blues, guitar, piano, acoustic bass, slow, easy listening
Tempo feel: Slow
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 79
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
Composer: Buddy Moncrief (BMI)
Publisher: Acoustic SwaneeLand (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Buddy Moncrief
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: The old neighborhood is getting smaller everyday
I was just a chip shot, just a stone’s throw away
There’s a few things I guess I could say
But I just stopped by to say “Hello”

I’m sorry to come calling so late
But I saw the lamp in your window
Hey, I’m not trying to start no trouble
I just stopped by to say “Hello”

How’s your weather been?
It’s been stormy on my side of town
It’s supposed to clear up when
That lucky old sun comes back around

I guess I could tell you that I still love you
Guess I could tell you that I miss you so
Probably wouldn’t though ‘cuz we’re just sitting here talking
‘Cuz I just stopped by to say “Hello”

How’s your mother been?
I know she don’t think too much of me
And how ‘bout your new boyfriend?
Is he good company?

So we’re just chit chattin’ about how I still love you
Just shootin’ the breeze about how I miss you so
Just making small talk baby; ‘cuz we’re just sittin’ here talking
‘Cuz I just stopped by to say “Hello”
Album containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
Buddy Moncrief Buddy Moncrief

Somewhere out on New Route 66, about 50 miles west of Sinatra and 75 miles east of Tom Waits, Swanson struts his swingin' and singin'. He loves Dave Frishberg songs and Johnny Walker in a tumbler. He'd like to hear Kurt Elling cover Stone Temple Pilots. Lonnie Johnson is God.

On his latest full-length release "We Can't Party Like We Used To" (2009 Acoustic SwaneeLand), Swanson pounds out 12 original vocal jazz cuts with a cool retro vibe. His bluesy vocals and tasty guitar licks remind of crooners past and present - Sinatra, Cole, John Pizzarelli come to mind - but his clever songwriting has a leaner, edgier feel to it that puts him squarely in the current century.