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Linda Ronstadt

Singer. Born on July 14, 1946, in Tucson, Arizona. From a musically inclined family, Ronstadt left college to her dreams of being a singer in Los Angeles. Although she recorded and performed with the Stone Poneys and a solo artist for years, she finally found success with Heart Like a Wheel (1974). The album had several hits, including "You're No Good" and "When Will I Be Loved." The album went platinum-meaning it sold more than one million copies-as did her next few albums, establishing her as a music superstar during the 1970s.

In 1980s, Ronstadt tried her hand at pop standards, working with famed arranger Nelson Riddle. Together they put out three albums: Lush Life (1982), What's New (1983), and For Sentimental Reasons (1986). She also explored her Hispanic heritage by recording a Spanish-language album Canciones de Mi Padre (1987), which was filled with traditional Mexican songs like the ones her father loved. Two other Spanish-language albums followed-Mas Canciones (1990) and Frenesi (1992).

Ronstadt continues to experiment with different musical styles. In collaboration with Ann Savoy, she takes on Cajun music in her latest album Adieu False Heart (2006). While she still records new material and performs live, Ronstadt has slowed down a bit in recent years, choosing to spend more time with her family. She lives with her two adopted children in her hometown of Tucson.


Songbooks and Collections

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Linda Ronstadt : Big Band Female Standards - Songs in the Style of Linda Ronstadt : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 888680094690 : 194156660X : 00152965

Linda Ronstadt : Big Band Female Standards - Songs in the Style of Linda Ronstadt

Ten familiar classics as Linda Ronstadt would perform them are showcased in this vocal book with a CD that features two tracks for each song - one example vocal track, and a separate backing track.

Songlist: What's New, Crazy He Calls Me, Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be), When I Fall in Love, Skylark, Mean to Me, You Took Advantage of Me, Sophisticated Lady, Day In, Day Out, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

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Voicing: Solo | 3005b | Songbook & 1 CD | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Linda Ronstadt : The Best Of Linda Ronstadt : Solo : Songbook : 073999279771 : 1575607948 : 02500773

Linda Ronstadt : The Best Of Linda Ronstadt

Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946), is an American popular music vocalist and entertainer whose vocal styles in a variety of genres have resonated with the general public over the course of her four-decade career. As a result, she has earned multiple Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, in addition to Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. A singer-songwriter and record producer, she is recognized as a definitive interpreter of songs. Being one of music's most versatile, and commercially successful female singers in U.S. history, she is recognized for her many public stages of self-reinvention and public incarnations. Here are 17 of her favorite songs.

Songlist: Adios, All My Life, Blue Bayou , Desperado, Don't Know Much, Heart like a Wheel, It's So Easy, Just One Look, Somewhere Out There, When Will I Be Loved, and more! Includes bio!

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Voicing: Solo | 5227b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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Blue Bayou : SSA : Mac Huff : Linda Ronstadt : Songbook : 08744102 : 073999048025

Mac Huff : Blue Bayou

Linda Ronstadt flew to number three on the charts with this Roy Orbison hit. Feature a soloist or your soprano section in this relaxed arrangement by Mac Huff.

Arranger: Mac Huff Performed By: Linda Ronstadt

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744102 | Showtrax CD Available


Somewhere Out There : SATB : Audrey Snyder : James Horner : Linda Ronstadt : American Tail : Sheet Music : 00116749 : 884088882266

Audrey Snyder : Somewhere Out There

This song originally appeared in the 1986 animated film An American Tail with the single performed by singers Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram.. The a cappella choral textures communicate the touching lyric and classic melody of this beloved ballad perfectly in a setting that is accessible, yet musically satisfying! Opening with a lyric solo line accompanied by the ensemble, the melody then passes between the soprano and tenor before modulating, and moving steadily forward to the expressive final chords.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composers: James Horner and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil Performed By: Linda Ronstadt | Musical: American Tail

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00116749


Somewhere Out There : SSAA : Kirby Shaw : James Horner : Linda Ronstadt : American Tail : Sheet Music : 08666031 : 073999660319 : 0634091980

Kirby Shaw : Somewhere Out There

"Somewhere Out There" is a 1986 song released by MCA Records and recorded by American singers Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram for the soundtrack of the 1986 animated film An American Tail, directed by Don Bluth. It was written by James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil with production done by Peter Asher and Steve Tyrell serving as the associate producer.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: James Horner and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil Performed By: Linda Ronstadt | Musical: American Tail

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08666031


When Will I Be Loved : SSA : Mac Huff : Linda Ronstadt : Sheet Music : 08201239 : 073999843286

Mac Huff : When Will I Be Loved

Originally recorded by the Everly Brothers (#8, 1960) and made an even bigger hit by Linda Ronstadt (#2, 1975), this gutsy girls' tune will be a super showcase for your SSA group. Available: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:15.

Arranger: Mac Huff Performed By: Linda Ronstadt

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201239 | Showtrax CD Available

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