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Jay Althouse

Born: 1951. Living in: Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jay Althouse received a B.S. degree in Music Education and an M.Ed. degree in Music from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. For eight years he served as a rights and licenses administrator for a major educational music publisher. During that time he served a term on the Executive Board of the Music Publishers Association of America. As a composer of choral music, Jay has more than 700 works in print for choirs of all levels. His music is widely performed throughout the English-speaking world. He is a writer member of ASCAP and is a regular recipient of the ASCAP Special Award for his compositions in the area of standard music.

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 Jay Althouse : Dream : Showtrax CD : 038081293967  : 00-27136

Jay Althouse : Dream

Singer Mel Tormé called "Dream" "the national anthem for group singers." It's been recorded by everyone from Frank Sinatra to George Shearing, and is the quintessential vocal group number. The vocal lines are easy, so it's a great piece to work on tone and blend...for any ensemble of any size. Easy piano accompaniment.

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5684p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : La Musica (The Music) : Showtrax CD : 038081212173  : 00-21826

Jay Althouse : La Musica (The Music)

With all the scintillating energy of Cuba in the 1960's, La Musica is a hot, hot, hot number from contemporary composer Jay Althouse. Built upon a hypnotic rhythmic pulse, smooth Latin harmonies, and a haunting melody, this cross-cultural number combines English text with a few Spanish phrases to remind us that music is "a world we share." If you liked Jay's ¡Cantar! and Oye la Música, you don't want to miss this exciting sequel. Perform with the authentic sounding SoundTrax or create your own Latin combo with the optional SoundPax.

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2459p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : El Ritmo de la Noche (The Rhythm of the Night) : Showtrax CD : 038081222196  : 00-23035

Jay Althouse : El Ritmo de la Noche (The Rhythm of the Night)

Rhythmic. Passionate. Scintillating. Take a good look at this vibrant multicultural feature by Jay Althouse. You simply cannot sit still as this sizzling song captures you with its infectious Latin groove and harmonic progression. With a text in both English and Spanish, El Ritmo de la Noche speaks to the sound and spirit of music as an essential life force. "You move me; you are my emotion." A pronunciation guide and translation are included, and the optional SoundTrax or SoundPax, and choreography video or DVD will add to your performance. Featured on the new staging DVD/Video "On the Stage!"

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2460p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Jay Althouse : Yo Vivo Cantando (I Live to Sing) : Showtrax CD : 038081261935  : 00-24086

Jay Althouse : Yo Vivo Cantando (I Live to Sing)

An Afro/Latin/Cuban fusion piece with a combination English/Spanish text. It's all about music and it's all about the rhythm of life. Your singers will sound great on this one; easy voice leadings make the Latin-jazz inspired harmonies fall right into place. "Yo vivo cantando, I live to sing!"

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2464p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Jay Althouse : Blue Moon : Showtrax CD : 038081358383  : 00-32930

Jay Althouse : Blue Moon

Only once in a blue moon does a song like this come along! This Rodgers and Hart hit has been recorded by legions of stars. Jay's arrangement starts soulfully, then kicks into The Marcels' 1961 doo-wop version.

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2470p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Jay Althouse : Cantar! (Sing!) : SSA : Showtrax CD : 038081179575  : 00-19312

Jay Althouse : Cantar! (Sing!)

"Cantar!" is a stylistically authentic salsa work for choir. The text is a combination of English and simple, repetitive Spanish phrases set to a rhythmically infectious melody. Enjoy this new SSA voicing of Jay's #1 seller! Sizzling!

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Voicing: SSA | 2481p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : Oye la Musica (Hear the Music) : Showtrax CD : 038081200613  : 00-21140

Jay Althouse : Oye la Musica (Hear the Music)

Jay Althouse follows up his cross-cultural Cantar! with another exciting choral work in Afro-Cuban style. The text (mostly in English, except for two brief Spanish phrases) reminds us that music is everywhere."I hear the rhythm of life in music. I hear the rhythm of life in song." An authentic salsa work for choir with a rhythmically infectious melody. Exiting choral music for all ages. Authentic Afro-Cuban SoundTrax.

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2483p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : City of Stars : Showtrax CD : 46732

Jay Althouse : City of Stars

And the Oscar goes to ... this, the signature song from critically acclaimed and highly awarded La La Land. Winner of Best Original Song at the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, and the Critic's Choice Movie Awards, this melancholy yet hopeful ballad features a haunting tune and a distinctive piano accompaniment that are instantly recognizable and extremely well suited for choral groups.

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5482p | Showtrax CD | $29.95


Jay Althouse : Rock 'n' Roll Party Tonight! : SAA : Showtrax CD : 038081046259  : 00-3850

Jay Althouse : Rock 'n' Roll Party Tonight!

Would you believe a song in which the entire lyric is made up of 24 rock and roll song titles from the 50's and 60's?? Only Jay Althouse could have written this one. Opens with a brief speech choir section to set the rockin' mood, and then the hits just keep on rollin'! 'The Leader of the Pack came with Peggy Sue; Good Golly, Miss Molly was even there too.' The staging possibilities are endless.

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Voicing: SAA | 5607p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : Side by Side : Showtrax CD : 038081046334  : 00-3858

Jay Althouse : Side by Side

A unique arrangement of one of the all-time great friendship songs . . . unique because it can be performed with a swing beat OR with even eighth notes. The straightforward treatment means it's easy-to-learn in just a few rehearsals so it's perfect for the beginning . . . or the end . . . of the school year. A good choice for movement.

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5608p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : Louisiana 1927 : Showtrax CD : 038081266572  : 00-25165

Jay Althouse : Louisiana 1927

In early 1927 heavy rains in the central United States caused the Mississippi River to flood and overflow its banks down river in Louisiana. Randy Newman's 1975 song documented that event. "Louisiana 1927" has become a musical response to the floods of 2005, reminding us that Louisiana will recover just as it did from the floods of 1927.

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5665p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Jay Althouse : Lydia, the Tattooed Lady : Showtrax CD : 038081293912  : 00-27131

Jay Althouse : Lydia, the Tattooed Lady

Would you believe this song was written by the same songwriting team that wrote The Wizard of Oz, Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg? It's true. They created this number for comedian Groucho Marx to sing in the 1939 movie At the Circus. It's a tour de force of comedic writing, in the style of Gilbert and Sullivan. An absolute must-have for men's groups.

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5683p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : All Aboard! : Showtrax CD : 038081294025  : 00-27142

Jay Althouse : All Aboard!

A medley of two train songs, "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" and "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe," both with music by the legendary Harry Warren. It's a swinging arrangement that's appropriate for your small pop/jazz groups or your larger choral ensembles. Easy piano accompaniment and singable vocal harmonies.

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5685p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : Hair : Showtrax CD : 038081294131  : 00-27153

Jay Althouse : Hair

It's the 60s, the Age of Aquarius, of hippies, and of the surprise Broadway smash Hair. Here's the title number from the show . . . a real retro hit. The lyrics include 29 adjectives to describe hair. (Don't believe us? Count 'em!) Great fun for everyone.

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5686p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : Put a Little Love in Your Heart : Showtrax CD : 038081294230  : 00-27163

Jay Althouse : Put a Little Love in Your Heart

The tempo indication says "with a groove," and we couldn't think of better words to describe it. This arrangement cooks! It's funky, with a twist of soul. And the lyrics are upbeat and positive: "Think of your fellow man, give him a helping hand. Put a little love in your heart."

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5688p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Jay Althouse : Hey, Good Lookin' : Showtrax CD : 038081294292  : 00-27169

Jay Althouse : Hey, Good Lookin'

Here's a driving, rock version of the Hank Williams classic. From the opening measure it'll knock your socks off. Strong, easy-to-learn choral parts and a rockin' piano accompaniment are the stars here. Great for any choir, any age, any size. Just roll up your sleeves and let it rock!

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Performed by Hank Williams | 5689p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Jay Althouse : Together Wherever We Go (from <I>Gypsy</I>) : Showtrax CD : 038081294353  : 00-27175

Jay Althouse : Together Wherever We Go (from Gypsy)

It's the ultimate "friends" song from the musical Gypsy, arranged in an accessible style for today's choirs. "Wherever we go, whatever we do, we're gonna go through it together." Great for spring and end-of-year concerts, or whenever you just want to say "music makes us friends."

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5690p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : Try to Remember : Showtrax CD : 038081294414  : 00-27181

Jay Althouse : Try to Remember

After running for more than 30 years off-Broadway, the musical legend The Fantasticks has re-opened to great reviews. The show is timeless, and so is its music. In this arrangement of the elegant opening number, the tune is stated first in a straightforward manner, then becomes a light jazz waltz. Perfectly arranged for all your groups, large or small, regardless of age.

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5691p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Jay Althouse : A Teenager in Love : Showtrax CD : 038081310152  : 00-28471

Jay Althouse : A Teenager in Love

Oh the heartache! "Why must I be a teenager in love?" It's a musical question from the sock hop days of the fabulous '50s. The jitterbug-style arrangement is lively and fresh, yet captures the feel of a more innocent era.

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5715p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : The Pink Panther : Showtrax CD : 038081310213  : 00-28477

Jay Althouse : The Pink Panther

Your men will be cooler than cool, scatting this catchy movie theme! The opening riff is "ba dop ba da," with finger snaps. Then the voices imitate the horns. A favorite in all voicings!

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5716p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : '60s Chicks (A Medley) : Showtrax CD : 038081310732  : 00-28529

Jay Althouse : '60s Chicks (A Medley)

Don't miss this memorable medley of three great '60s girl-group hits. The "chicks" in your choir will love it. Fun, timeless music for your concert or show SSA groups. The '60s never go out of style!

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5719p | Showtrax CD | $29.95


Jay Althouse : The New Girl in Town : Showtrax CD : 038081311067  : 00-28562

Jay Althouse : The New Girl in Town

Watch out, ladies! That new girl in town is after your guy! This is the coolest new choral for girls in town. From the new hit movie Hairspray.

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5722p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : Ladies' Choice : Showtrax CD : 038081311425  : 00-28598

Jay Althouse : Ladies' Choice

Don't miss this hard-driving and raucous hit from the movie Hairspray, perfect for men's concert and show choirs. Opens with a rockin' solo with male back-ups. Take this one out for a test drive!

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5724p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : License to Scat : Showtrax CD : 038081311937  : 00-28649

Jay Althouse : License to Scat

Jazz and concert choirs alike will want to zoom out and buy this hot new choral featured in the motion picture License to Wed. Driving contrapuntal scat melodies are introduced in each voice, then we kick into second gear with a blast of a fast waltz. Don't get caught without "License to Scat" in your program this year!

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5729p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : Come Rain or Come Shine : Showtrax CD : 038081313641  : 00-28820

Jay Althouse : Come Rain or Come Shine

This sultry ballad from the Great American Songbook is one of the finest works from the songwriting team of Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen. The dazzling arrangement has a great piano accompaniment, full choral writing, and a pull-out-the-stops finish. Very appropriate for concert choirs as well as show and jazz groups.

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5738p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) : Showtrax CD : 038081337074  : 00-30935

Jay Althouse : Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)

Cole Porteris most famous "list song" is offered here in an arrangement that pulls out all the stops. The sweet opening verse leads into the traditional swing, then finishes off with a rollicking kick-line "bring-em-home" tag. Just do it!

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5740p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : Stand by Your Man : Showtrax CD : 038081337104  : 00-30938

Jay Althouse : Stand by Your Man

Your ladies will break the hearts of every man in the audience with this classic Tammy Wynette hit from the '60s. The ultimate choice for your SSA choir.

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Performed by Tammy Wynette | 5741p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : Home : Showtrax CD : 038081338095  : 00-31037

Jay Althouse : Home

Michael Bubléis incredible hit song is now available for your choral groups. Optional opening solos blossom into a beautiful, heartfelt, and lush choral arrangement. Perfect for spring concerts.

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Performed by Michael Buble | 5748p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Jay Althouse : Mele Kalikimaka : Showtrax CD : 038081358338  : 00-32925

Jay Althouse : Mele Kalikimaka

Grass skirts and coconuts, anyone? Now your men can get in on the act with this popular Hawaiian Christmas greeting, featured on Bette Midleris album Cool Yule.

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Performed by Bette Midler | 5768p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : Blue Moon : Showtrax CD : 038081358383  : 00-32930

Jay Althouse : Blue Moon

Only once in a blue moon does a song like this come along! This Rodgers and Hart hit has been recorded by legions of stars. Jay's arrangement starts soulfully, then kicks into The Marcels' 1961 doo-wop version.

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5769p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : A Change Is Gonna Come : Showtrax CD : 038081358772  : 00-32969

Jay Althouse : A Change Is Gonna Come

This 1964 gospel-style tune by legendary R&B singer-songwriter Sam Cooke has found new life in today's pop world. Both Seal (on his Soul album) and American Idol's Adam Lambert have hit recordings. "It's been a long time comin', but I know a change is gonna come."

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Performed by Sam Cooke | 5771p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : Lipstick on Your Collar : Showtrax CD : 038081358949  : 00-32986

Jay Althouse : Lipstick on Your Collar

What a tale Connie Francis sang back in 1959! But what a fun, sassy song for girl groups to sing today! "Lipstick on your collar told a tale on you! Boy!" Also featured in the current off-Broadway musical The Marvelous Wonderettes.

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5772p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : When I Fall in Love : Showtrax CD : 038081359700  : 00-33062

Jay Althouse : When I Fall in Love

Jay offers a fresh, swingin', positive, and happy approach to this popular standard, originally sung by Doris Day in the '50s and later by many other pop and jazz artists. Great for concert, jazz, and show choirs.

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Performed by Doris Day | 5781p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : James Bond Theme : Showtrax CD : 038081360126  : 00-33104

Jay Althouse : James Bond Theme

Celebrate 50 years of James Bond OO7---and the release of the movie Skyfall---with this fabulously recognizable theme, originally premiered in the film Dr. No. Singers can now enjoy these exciting rhythms, marvelous melodies, and snazzy harmonies!

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5783p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : I Say a Little Prayer : Showtrax CD : 038081360508  : 00-33142

Jay Althouse : I Say a Little Prayer

This great tune was most recently featured on the TV hit Glee as sung by a trio of choreographed cheerleaders. Let your ladies do a little research and listen to how Dionne Warwick originally sang this tune in 1967.

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Performed by Dionne Warwick | 5789p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Jay Althouse : We Love the '60s : Showtrax CD : 038081361086  : 00-33200

Jay Althouse : We Love the '60s

Here's seven minutes full of nonstop fun---and perhaps some fun memories for folks in your audience! This medley offers wonderful variety for concert or show choirs. Titles: He's a Rebel * Sealed with a Kiss * Save the LAst Dance for Me * Turn Around Look at Me * (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.

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5794p | Showtrax CD | $44.95


Jay Althouse : Look to the Rainbow : Showtrax CD : 038081361222  : 00-33214

Jay Althouse : Look to the Rainbow

The joyous revival of Finian's Rainbow in Broadway's 2009 season is reason enough to select this inspired and uplifting setting of the beloved song "Look to the Rainbow." Charming, with just a bit of Irish lilt.

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5795p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : Endless Love : Showtrax CD : 038081361253  : 00-33217

Jay Althouse : Endless Love

Sung by Will and Rachel in the fantastic "Ballad" episode of Glee, this song was originally recorded in 1981 as a duet between Diana Ross and singer/composer Lionel Richie. Jay's arrangement features a great duet up front for two of your stars!

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Performed by Diana Ross | 5796p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : The Letter : Showtrax CD : 038081384689  : 00-34742

Jay Althouse : The Letter

Here's a rockin' remake of a timeless '60s hit, perfect for the pop portion of your concert. "Give me a ticket for an airplane. Ain't got time to take no fast train." Kickin' groove!

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Performed by Boxtops | 5800p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Jay Althouse : Dream a Little Dream of Me : Showtrax CD : 038081396903  : 00-35494

Jay Althouse : Dream a Little Dream of Me

Appearing most recently on Michael Bublé's 2010 album Special Delivery, and also performed by Artie in Glee's "Dream On" episode, this timeless song has been recorded by decades of top singers, including Ozzie Nelson, Kate Smith, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Mama Cass Elliott, and Diana Krall. A classic for all ages.

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5804p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : A Swingin' Christmas : Showtrax CD : 038081397382  : 00-35542

Jay Althouse : A Swingin' Christmas

This festive trio of Christmas favorites is packed with memorable melodies and jazzy harmonies. 4 1/2 minutes of holiday cheer that your audience will enjoy!

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5807p | Showtrax CD | $39.95


Jay Althouse : We Love the '50s : Showtrax CD : 038081397443  : 00-35548

Jay Althouse : We Love the '50s

It's a '50s hit parade! Grab a jukebox and some poodle skirts, and let the good times roll! Enjoy seven minutes of good, clean, rock-and-roll '50s fun!

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5808p | Showtrax CD | $44.95


Jay Althouse : (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher : Showtrax CD : 038081397481  : 00-35552

Jay Althouse : (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

Originally performed by Jackie Wilson in 1967, this classic pop hit (inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame) has been covered by many famous artists such as Otis Redding, Bette Midler, and Bruce Springsteen. Starts out slow and cool, then cooks to the end!

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5809p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Jay Althouse : Little Shop of Horrors : Showtrax CD : 038081398648  : 00-35668

Jay Althouse : Little Shop of Horrors

Whether you're a fan of the movie or the hit stage musical, your students will love performing and hearing this rockin' title song! Hot fun!

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5815p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : Let's Fall in Love : Showtrax CD : 038081399201  : 00-35724

Jay Althouse : Let's Fall in Love

Pay tribute to one of America's greatest songwriters of all time! Cole Porter's music is sometimes sophisticated, sometimes sassy, and always memorable. Here's an 8 1/2-minute medley of some of his best-known songs, arranged with flair and style by Jay Althouse.

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5817p | Showtrax CD | $49.95


Jay Althouse : You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To : Showtrax CD : 038081399744  : 00-35778

Jay Althouse : You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

Jay offers a light swing approach to this Cole Porter favorite from the 1943 film Something to Shout About. Sung by jazz artists across the board, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Mel Tormé. Opens with two brief solos.

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5822p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Jay Althouse : Summer Wind : Showtrax CD : 038081424057  : 00-37933

Jay Althouse : Summer Wind

Frank Sinatra, Wayne Newton, Michael Bublé, and many others have recorded this great American standard. This arrangement really swings, with some great scat sections.

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5835p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Jay Althouse : Pure Imagination : Showtrax CD : 038081424583  : 00-37986

Jay Althouse : Pure Imagination

"Come with me, and you'll be in a world of pure imagination." It's pure joy to sing this hauntingly lovely and inspirational song, originally performed by Gene Wilder in the musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Featured in season 2 of Glee.

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5837p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : Blue Christmas : Showtrax CD : 038081425597  : 00-38087

Jay Althouse : Blue Christmas

A little rock and roll PLUS a little disco! Shine a blue light on your mirror ball this Christmas and boogie on down with this surefire holiday hit!

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5840p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Jay Althouse : Disco Fever : Showtrax CD : 038081425658  : 00-38093

Jay Althouse : Disco Fever

Everybody's shakin'! Put on your polyester and dance, dance, dance to this 5 1/2 minute medley of nonstop disco hits!

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5841p | Showtrax CD | $45.95

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