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How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Music by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier

Originally Performed by James Taylor

"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" is a 1964 song written by the Motown songwriting team of Holland–Dozier–Holland and first recorded by American soul singer Marvin Gaye.

    Release Date: 1964

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Deke Sharon : Love Songs A Cappella : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999565096 : 0634055240 : 08743515

Deke Sharon : Love Songs A Cappella

Love Songs are a staple of most performing groups. Here are five different expressions of love, scored for mixed voices, in five-part SATB (div).

Songlist: Helplessly Hoping, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), I Can't Make You Love Me, So Far Away, True Colors

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 1009b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella


James Taylor : The Best of : Solo : Songbook : 654979064541  : 00-PFM0311

James Taylor : The Best of

James Taylor is a Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter and guitarist born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Carrboro, North Carolina. Taylor's career began in the mid-1960s, but his commercial and critical breakthrough came with the 1970 album Sweet Baby James, a collection of sensitive and introspective songs ranked among the greatest folk rock albums ever. He was part of a wave of singer-songwriters of the time that also included Cat Stevens, Carole King, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, and Jackson Browne, as well as Carly Simon, whom Taylor later married, although the marriage did not last. During the early seventies his work achieved success among critics and the public, with hit singles like Fire and Rain and the U.S. number-one You've Got a Friend, a cover of Carole King's song. His 1976 album Greatest Hits was certified diamond and has sold more than 11 million copies. After the very successful JT (1977), he retained a large audience over the decades. This anthology captures the artistic essence of the legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor.

Songlist: Bittersweet, Carolina In My Mind, Country Road, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Fire & Rain, Golden Moments, Handy Man Print , How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Long Ago And Far Away, Mexico, Only A Dream In Rio , Shower The People, Something In The Way She Moves, Steamroller, Sweet Baby James, Up On The Roof, Walking Man, You Can Close Your Eyes, Your Smiling Face, You've Got A Friend

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Voicing: Solo | 5381b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Pop/Rock Audition - Men's Edition : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088312503 : 1423468872 : 00001217

Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Pop/Rock Audition - Men's Edition

Many large theatre auditions call for a 16-bar excerpt, and sometimes specifically request pop/rock songs. This book unprecedentedly answers that need. Beyond theatre, this volume will be useful for other audition calls requiring a brief song. Each volume includes great songs from the 1950s to the 21st century. Each excerpt has been given a thoughtful and effective form.

Songlist: Hero, Without You, Home, No Matter What, I Need You, Solitaire, But It's Alright, Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), Amanda, I'll Be There, Golden Slumbers, I'll Stand By You, Let Her Cry, This Ain't A Love Song, If, I Will Remember You, Don't Stop, All By Myself, All I Need, All My Loving, Best Of My Love, Everytime I Close My Eyes, Back To You, Lately, You'll Be In My Heart (Pop Version), Unchain My Heart, Somebody To Love, A Song For You, Kids Wanna Rock, Lady, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 3017b | Songbook | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Pro Vocal : Motown - Male Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088218454 : 142343532X : 00740385

Pro Vocal : Motown - Male Voice

Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight classic songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band.

Songlist: Baby I Need Your Lovin', For Once in My Life, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), I Heard It Through The Grapevine, I Second That Emotion, My Cherie Amour, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, You've Really Got a Hold on Me

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Voicing: Solo | 6808b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Various :  : Solo : Songbook : 073999101690 : 0793571618 : 00310169

Various : The Big Book of Rhythm & Blues Đ 2nd Edition

A groovin' collection of 60+ R&B classics, including: Ain't No Mountain High Enough, I Can't Get Next to You, I Second That Emotion, My Guy, Papa Was a Rollin' Stone, Respect, Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours, Unchain My Heart, and more.

Songlist: ABC, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing, Ain't Too Proud To Beg, Baby I Need Your Lovin', Baby Love, Being With You, Ben, Bernadette, Cloud Nine, Come See About Me, Dancing In The Street, Easy, Going To A Go-Go, Got To Be There, Got To Give It Up, Heatwave (Love Is Like A Heatwave), Hold On I'm Comin', How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), I Can't Get Next To You, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), I Can't Turn You Loose, I Got You (I Feel Good), I Hear A Symphony, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, I Second That Emotion, I Want You Back, I'll Be There, I'm Losing You (I Know), If I Were Your Woman, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 4004b | Songbook | $19.95


Various  : The Big Book of Motown : Solo : Songbook : 073999982411 : 0634068156 : 00311061

Various : The Big Book of Motown

84 grooving classics from the glory years of Motor City music!

Songlist: Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Ain't That Peculiar, All I Need, All Of My Life, Automatically Sunshine, Baby Baby Don't Cry, Baby Love, Back In My Arms Again, Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today), Beechwood 4-5789, Ben, Coolin' Out, Dancing Machine, Don't Mess With Bill, Get Ready, Got A Job, Hallelujah Day, The Happening, Heaven Must Have Sent You, Hitch Hike, Hot Spot, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You), I Don't Blame You At All, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, I Like It Like That, I Love The Way You Love, I Want You Back, I Wish It Would Rain, I'll Be Doggone, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 4008b | Songbook | $19.95


Various Arrangers : The Most Requested Wedding Reception Songs : Solo : Songbook : 884088629847 : 160378425X : 02501750

Various Arrangers : The Most Requested Wedding Reception Songs

After the vows have been taken the fun begins! Here are more than 50 favorites to get the party started on your big day: Celebration - Fever - From This Moment On - Have I Told You Lately - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) - I Gotta Feeling - I Will Always Love You - I Won't Give Up - Last Dance - Let's Get It On - Shower the People - Sunrise, Sunset - (I've Had) The Time of My Life - Unforgettable - The Way You Look Tonight - What a Wonderful World - The Wind Beneath My Wings - Y.M.C.A. - You Sexy Thing - and dozens more!

Songlist: Friends, I Swear, Still The One, Celebration, Last Dance, I'll Be There For You (Theme From 'Friends'), All My Life, Butterfly Kisses, Through The Years, Let's Get It On, A Song For Mama, Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life), I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, Because You Loved Me, You're Still The One, Lean On Me, From This Moment On, That's What Friends Are For, Legs, In My Daughter's Eyes, We Are Family, Sunrise, Sunset, Better Be Good To Me, In My Life, Shower The People, I Won't Give Up, On A Night Like This, I Gotta Feeling, Father And Daughter, Fever, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2536b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : Sing with the Band - 30 Popular Songs for Male Singers : Solo : 01 Songbook & 2 CDs : 884088539979 : 1617741299 : 00001492

Various Arrangers : Sing with the Band - 30 Popular Songs for Male Singers

Whether you aspire to sing in a cover band, shine on karaoke night, or you're simply a hobbyist, this collection is a must-have for all vocalists! It contains lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for 30 tunes including pop hits, rock classics, showtunes, and more. The accompanying CD contains sing-along tracks recorded by a professional band, and is enhanced for PC & Mac users with Amazing Slow-Downer pitch-changing technology, so you can sing the songs in any key without changing the tempo! Basic vocal warm-up exercises are also included to aid in voice development.

Songlist: Home, Hello, Let's Get It On, Stand By Me, My Way, Smooth, Somebody To Love, You Raise Me Up, Blue Suede Shoes, Copacabana (At The Copa), Da Ya Think I'm Sexy, Jessie's Girl, Every Breath You Take, Georgia On My Mind, Happy Together, Hey, Good Lookin', Hey Jude, How Deep Is Your Love, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), The Lady is a Tramp, Route 66, Stayin' Alive, Sweet Caroline, That'll Be The Day, That's Amore (That's Love), Ticket To Ride, Brick House, Summer Of '69, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, You Give Love A Bad Name

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Voicing: Solo | 4139b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $19.95


Susan Anders : The No Scales, Just Songs Vocal Workout Vol. 1 - Baritone / Soprano : Solo : 01 Book & 2 CDs Vocal Warm Up Exerc : 0967687810

Susan Anders : The No Scales, Just Songs Vocal Workout Vol. 1 - Baritone / Soprano

This innovative method uses 17 fully produced songs and instructional tracks to teach singers how to develop and maintain good vocal technique. Detailed voice instruction is combined with pop, rock and jazz songs that gradually increase in difficulty. Singers can learn the essentials of contemporary singing technique OR use the song sequence with or without the recommended warm up sounds as a complete vocal warm up. Ideas and examples for song stylizing are also included. The CDs can be used with or without the guidebook. This book is tailored specifically for Sopranos and Baritones.

Songlist: Breathing & Posture: Angel From Montgomery, Tone Placement, Resonance & Loosening Face and Throat: Centerpiece, Approaching Higher Notes: Sweet Dreams, Strengthening Low Notes: Wade in the Water, Understanding Singer's Diction: I'll Stand By You, Understanding Singer's Diction Part 2: Unchained Melody, Looping, Consonants, Vibrato Development: Can't Help Falling in Love, Register Navigation and Range Expansion: Willow Weep for Me, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Opening High Notes, the Inner Smile: Since I Fell for You, Building Sustenance & Volume: Dark End of the Street, Pitch Work, Step-wise Movement: Walk Away Renee, Pitch Work, Chromatic Movement: All of Me, Increasing Tonal Richness, Articulation: Save the Best for Last, Working with Larger Melodic Leaps: Sunny Came Home, Putting it All Together: Young at Heart, Belting: Crazy Baby

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Voicing: Solo | 6427b | Book & 2 CDs Vocal Warm Up Exerc | $24.95


Susan Anders : The No Scales, Just Songs Vocal Workout Vol. 1 - Alto / Bass : 01 Book & 2 CDs Vocal Warm Up Exerc : 0967687802

Susan Anders : The No Scales, Just Songs Vocal Workout Vol. 1 - Alto / Bass

This innovative method uses 17 fully produced songs and instructional tracks to teach singers how to develop and maintain good vocal technique. Detailed voice instruction is combined with pop, rock and jazz songs that gradually increase in difficulty. Singers can learn the essentials of contemporary singing technique OR use the song sequence with or without the recommended warm up sounds as a complete vocal warm up. Ideas and examples for song stylizing are also included. The CDs can be used with or without the guidebook. This book is tailored specifically for Altos and Basses.

Songlist: Breathing & Posture: Angel From Montgomery, Tone Placement, Resonance & Loosening Face and Throat: Centerpiece, Approaching Higher Notes: Sweet Dreams, Strengthening Low Notes: Wade in the Water, Understanding Singer's Diction: I'll Stand By You, Understanding Singer's Diction Part 2: Unchained Melody, Looping, Consonants, Vibrato Development: Can't Help Falling in Love, Register Navigation and Range Expansion: Willow Weep for Me, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Opening High Notes, the Inner Smile: Since I Fell for You, Building Sustenance & Volume: Dark End of the Street, Pitch Work, Step-wise Movement: Walk Away Renee, Pitch Work, Chromatic Movement: All of Me, Increasing Tonal Richness, Articulation: Save the Best for Last, Working with Larger Melodic Leaps: Sunny Came Home, Putting it All Together: Young at Heart, Belting: Crazy Baby

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6428b | Book & 2 CDs Vocal Warm Up Exerc | $24.95


BaSix : The Grass : 00  1 CD

BaSix : The Grass

The group gives credit to Italian a cappella greats Neri Per Caso as an inspiration for their sound and this debut album does justice to that high standard. The CD was a hit in their native Denmark and was the first a cappella recording ever to make the Danish pop charts where it stayed for 7 weeks selling over 25,000 copies. A great beginning for this fine a cappella sextet.

Songlist: Dreamlover, Englishman In New York, You Can't Hurry Love, I Can't Make You You Love Me, It Will Take Me All Life, Hepsi Senin Mi, The Grass, Going My Way, Smooth Operator, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Weathered Storm, Australian Spring

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1223c | 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella


Blenders : Songs from the Soul : 00  1 CD : OAR 40108

Blenders : Songs from the Soul

On their annual holiday concert tour, The Blenders got the idea for a different kind of recording than they had done in their 16 years together, of music so universal that it could be performed for any audience at any time of the year. It would be a tribute album, not Christmas music, and not a cappella. 10 songs based on a simple criteria: they had to be soulful, songs that speak to the heart, songs with messages of hope: "People Get Ready," compassion -"Takin' It to the Streets," support - "Lean On Me," and love - "Put A Little Love in Your Heart," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)," "Love Train" and "Love the One You're With." They had to do a couple of songs, "What You Won't Do for Love" and "29 Ways," just because they feel so good. Admittedly, it's not easy getting used to an accompanied Blenders album, but the voices, harmony and soul we've loved in these Sweeps champs is as strong as ever, the tunes are great, and "Songs" is another Blenders winner.

Songlist: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Takin' It To The Streets, Lean On Me, What You Won't Do For Love, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Put A Little Love In Your Heart, Love The One Your With, Love Train, People Get Get Ready, 29 Ways

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1214c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Some a cappella


Groove For Thought : Inspired : 00  1 CD

Groove For Thought : Inspired

We were first blown away by Seattle's 7-voice (6 men, 1 woman) Groove for Thought when they stepped onto the stage at the Harmony Sweeps 2005 National Finals, where they won "Best Original Song" and the National Championship. Their amazing arrangements, hot leads, and an infectious, unique blend of jazz and R&B left little doubt in our minds and the judges' who was the best group on stage. The second time was in 2010 on NBC's The Sing-Off, when this talented group survived three intense rounds of tough competition with great performances, gaining millions of fans and joining an elite group-the best performing a cappella ensembles on the planet! "Inspired" is a tour de force collection of 11 cuts that only underline that perception, and is certainly one of our early favorites for best jazz album of the year (although we'd also listen to arguments that it's the best R&B album of the year!) Some favorites are a cappella winners, Michael Jackson's "Human Nature," Ray Charles' hit "Hallelujah, I Love Her So," a sublime arrangement of Lennon/McCartney's "Got to Get You Into My Life" and Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." Accompanied favorites are EWF's "Shining Star," Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" segued into Wilson Pickett's "Knock on Wood," Pickett's "Midnight Hour," Cyndi Lauper's "Who Let in the Rain," and Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet it Is." More accompaniment than we were expecting, but very cut is a gem here-don't miss "Inspired," a powerful album by one of America's best!

Songlist: Shining Star, Human Nature, Hallelujah I Love Her So, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours / Knock on Wood, Got to Get You Into My Life, Straight to My Heart, In the Midnight Hour, Who Let In the Rain, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), True Colors

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2084c | 1 CD | $14.95


Return 2 Zero : Return 2 Zero : 00  1 CD

Return 2 Zero : Return 2 Zero

This contemporary/jazz quartet is from Florida, where they are part of the Disney entertainment complex (performing as "Four For A Dollar"). With arrangements by members Doug Teel and Marshall Webb, their material is proven Top 40 radio fare such as "Fly Like An Eagle," "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You" and "Turn Your Love Around," with a couple of originals in like vein. That said, the highlight of this CD is Gene Puerling's "Georgia On My Mind," the definitive arrangement, performed with stunning accuracy and taste. Their own charts frequently use substitute chords and unexpected harmonies to open up these familiar songs, infusing them with new vitality. Rhythmically, they combine punch with fluid ease, adding a soulful feel to the mix.

Songlist: Return 2 Zero, Fly Like an Eagle, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Steppin' Out, Happy Together, Georgia On My Mind, December 1963 (Oh What A Night), Spinning Wheel, Love Potion #9, On and On, Turn Your Love Around, Moondance, I'm Alright

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2713c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


VoicePlay : Time Machine : 00  1 CD

VoicePlay : Time Machine

When we first saw the four young men of 4:2:Five at the Harmony Sweeps Finals, we knew they were going places fast. Their sound brings to mind Rockapella, the Coats and the House Jacks, and they do most of their own arranging. The aptly-named "Time Machine" is mostly classic doo-wop covers like "Come Go With Me," Barbara Ann," the Drifters' "Under the Boardwalk," Elvis' "Hound Dog," "Blue Moon," "Good Old A Cappella," "Love Potion #9" and even the beloved Sweeps anthem "Goodnight Sweetheart." What makes these 15 songs really "sing" is James May's sweet leads, as good as any doo-wop leads we've heard. The other guys are right on the beat with the butter-smooth deep-bass and baritone backup vocals. Although technically not doo-wop, James Brown's "I Feel Good" and the Doobies' "Joy To The World" really smoke. A stone winner!

Songlist: I Feel Good, Come Go With Me, Barbara Ann, Under the Boardwalk, Hound Dog, Blue Moon, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), The Lion Sleeps Tonight, So Much in Love, Joy to the World, Good Old A Cappella, Love Potion No. 9, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, The Chicken Song, Rules

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7408c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) : 2-Part : Mac Huff : Brian Holland : Marvin Gaye :  1 CD : 08200730 : 073999081954

Mac Huff : How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)

Your choirs (and their parents!) will love the great groove of this 1965 hit by Marvin Gaye. Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:05.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composers: Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier Performed By: Marvin Gaye

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200730


How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) : SSA : Audrey Snyder : Brian Holland : James Taylor : Sheet Music : 08201720 : 073999559347

Audrey Snyder : How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

With easy parts and lots of choreography options, this James Taylor and Marvin Gaye classic will leave your audience with a smile.Available separately: SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:15.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composers: Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier Performed By: James Taylor

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201720 | Showtrax CD Available

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