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Pal Joey

Pal Joey is a musical with a book by John O'Hara and music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The musical is based on a character and situations O'Hara created in a series of short stories published in The New Yorker, which he later published in novel form. The title character, Joey Evans, is a manipulative small-time nightclub performer whose ambitions lead him into an affair with the wealthy, middle-aged and married Vera Simpson. It includes two songs that have become standards: "I Could Write a Book" and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered".

The original 1940 Broadway production was directed by George Abbott and starred Vivienne Segal and Gene Kelly. Though it received mixed reviews, the show ran for 10 months, the third-longest run of any Rodgers and Hart musical. There have been several revivals since, including a 200809 Broadway run, and a 1957 film adaptation starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak.

Music By - Richard Rodgers | Lyrics By - Lorenz Hart | Stage Date - 1940 | Film Date - 1957


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Vocal Selections : Pal Joey : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999123135 : 0634066102 : 00312313

Vocal Selections : Pal Joey

This special edition features 14 piano/vocal selections from the Rodgers & Hart favorite: Bewitched - Do It the Hard Way - A Great Big Town (Chicago) - I Could Write a Book - What Is a Man? - and more, plus a history of this beloved musical.

Songlist: Bewitched, I'm Talking To My Pal, Do It The Hard Way, Happy Hunting Horn, I Could Write A Book, Pal Joey (What Do I Care For A Dame?), What Is A Man?, You Mustn't Kick It Around, Zip, A Great Big Town (Chicago), That Terrific Rainbow, The Flower Garden Of My Heart, Den Of Iniquity, Take Him

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Voicing: Solo | 20035b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Darmon Meader : I Could Write a Book : Showtrax CD : 038081312552  : 00-28711

Darmon Meader : I Could Write a Book

This swinging Rodgers and Hart tune is classic vocal jazz. Includes a scat solo, which is written out or can be sung ad lib. The singers are definitely the stars here, though the arrangement can be done with a variety of accompaniments: piano alone, small instrumental combo, or full jazz ensemble.

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Performed by New York Voices | 5734p | Showtrax CD | $24.95
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Individual Folios

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I Could Write a Book : SATB : Darmon Meader : Richard Rodgers : New York Voices : Pal Joey : Showtrax CD : 00-28710 : 038081312545

Darmon Meader : I Could Write a Book

This swinging Rodgers and Hart tune is classic vocal jazz. Includes a scat solo, which is written out or can be sung ad lib. The singers are definitely the stars here, though the arrangement can be done with a variety of accompaniments: piano alone, small instrumental combo, or full jazz ensemble.

Arranger: Darmon Meader | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart Performed By: New York Voices | Musical: Pal Joey

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28710 | Showtrax CD Available


I Could Write a Book : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Richard Rodgers : Pal Joey : Sheet Music : 08621324 : 073999213249

Kirby Shaw : I Could Write a Book

This delightful Rodgers and Hart classic explores the fun side of love and relationships. Arranged in a light swing with opportunities for optional solos, this will put a smile on the faces of singers and audience alike. Performance time: Approx. 2:30.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD and Instrumental Pak (Guitar, Bass and Drums).

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Pal Joey

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621324


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