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Satin Doll

Music by Duke Ellington, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Originally Performed by Duke Ellington

"Satin Doll" is a jazz standard written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Written in 1953, the song has been recorded countless times, by such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, 101 Strings, Terry Callier, and Nancy Wilson. Its chord progression is well known for its unusual use of chords and opening with a ii-V-I turnaround.[

Johnny Mercer was often asked to write lyrics to already popular songs. The lyrics to "Satin Doll" were written after the song was already a hit in its instrumental version. Ellington used "Satin Doll" as the closing number at most of his concerts.

    Release Date: 1953

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Hywel Davies : A Duke Ellington Choral Suite : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088485719 : 0853605904 : 14009357

Hywel Davies : A Duke Ellington Choral Suite

A Novello Voices Choral Suite, arranged by Hywel Davies. Contains: Take the A Train, Satin Doll, Lush Life, Things Ain't What They Used to Be and Perdido. The Novello Voices series features fabulous SATB arrangements of popular modern songs from West End shows and the worlds of jazz and pop.

Songlist: Take The 'A' Train, Satin Doll, Lush Life, Things Ain't What They Used to Be, Perdido

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Duke Ellington | 4367b | Songbook | $7.95 | With Piano


Jay Althouse : Classic Jazz A Cappella : SATB : Sheet Music

Jay Althouse : Classic Jazz A Cappella

Here's a collection of three song each from three of the greatest songwriters of the classic jazz song - Gershwin, Porter and Ellington. Highly-regarded arranger Jay Althouse offers some stunning, tight, and tasty harmonies for unaccompanied mixed voices that can be performed separately or as three different sets by composer.

Songlist: Night and Day, Just One Of Those Things, You Do Something To Me, Satin Doll, Solitude, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Nice Work If You Can Get It, I Got Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me

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Voicing: SATB | 7683b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Nicholas Hare : Novello Barbershop Songbook : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 884088671181 : 0711930139 : 14037592

Nicholas Hare : Novello Barbershop Songbook

The new-style Barbershop and close harmony songbook featuring twelve all-time great songs newly arranged in modern style for TTBB groups and choirs. Renowned vocal arranger Nicholas Hare has added helpful performance notes. From classics to pop hits these favourite songs include 'Angel Eyes', 'The Girl From Ipanema', 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' and 'Whispering Grass'.

Songlist: Angel Eyes, Eleanor Rigby, Maria, Satin Doll, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, The Girl From Ipanema, Uptown Girl, Wake Up Little Susie, What I Did For Love, When I'm Sixty-Four, Whispering Grass, Yesterday

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Voicing: TTBB | 7240b | Songbook | $16.95 | A Cappella


Duke Ellington : Duke Ellington Anthology : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088236328 : 1423436997 : 00313400

Duke Ellington : Duke Ellington Anthology

The most important composer in the history of jazz, the legendary Duke Ellington lead his band continuously for five decades. This collection features 52 of his most beloved songs, including: Caravan - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good - I'm Just a Lucky So and So - It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Mood Indigo - Perdido - Satin Doll - Solitude - Take the A Train - and more.

Songlist: Day Dream, Drop Me Off In Harlem, East St. Louis Toodle-oo, Love You Madly, Ring Dem Bells, Black Butterfly, The Mooch, I Didn't Know About You, Cotton Tail, Passion Flower, Everything But You, Something To Live For, Azure, Solitude, Dancers In Love, In A Mellow Tone, The Single Petal Of A Rose, Warm Valley, I'm Gonna Go Fishin', Jump For Joy, Caravan, Just A Settin' And A Rockin', Duke's Place, What Am I Here For?, Brown Skin Gal In The Calico Gown, Black And Tan Fantasy, Boy Meets Horn, Chelsea Bridge, Prelude To A Kiss, Perdido, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20313b | Songbook | $22.95 | PVG


Ella Fitzgerald : Original Keys For Singers : Solo : Songbook : 073999023343 : 0634063421 : 00740252

Ella Fitzgerald : Original Keys For Singers

Arguably the best female jazz singer ever, no one could out-swing or out-scat "The First Lady of Song." This fine book features authentic transcriptions in the original keys of 25 Fitzgerald classics in voice with piano accompaniment format.

Songlist: A-Tisket A-Tasket, Black Coffee, But Not For Me, Cheek To Cheek, (You'd Be So) Easy to Love, Embraceable You, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, How Long Has This Been Going On, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), I'm Beginning to See the Light, I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, If You Can't Sing It (You'll Have To Swing It), III Wind (You're Blowing Me No Good), Just One Of Those Things, The Lady is a Tramp, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off, Lullabye Of Birdland, Midnight Sun, Misty, Oh, Lady Be Good, Satin Doll, Stompin' At The Savoy, Take the 'A' Train

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Ella Fitzgerald | 9204b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Composers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers : Solo : Songbook : 884088106522 : 1423419545 : 00311365

Various Composers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers

From Berlin to Gershwin to Carmichael to Cahn, this folio features a comprehensive collection of standards from the greatest American composers, along with photos and bios of these masters of song.

Songlist: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, Ain't Misbehavin', All The Things You Are, All The Way, April In Paris, Autumn In New York, The Best Is Yet To Come, The Best Things In Life Are Free, Beyond The Blue Horizon, Big Spender, Blue Skies, Body And Soul, Button Up Your Overcoat, Buttons And Bows, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Change Partners, Cheek To Cheek, Come Fly With Me, Come Rain or Come Shine, Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me, Don't Blame Me, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Easy Living, Everything's Coming Up Roses, A Fine Romance, For You, For Me, For Evermore, Georgia On My Mind, Here's That Rainy Day, Honeysuckle Rose, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5324b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Willie Hill Jr. : Approaching the Standards for Jazz Vocalists : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 654979195818  : 00-SBM00034CD

Willie Hill Jr. : Approaching the Standards for Jazz Vocalists

Approaching the Standards for Jazz Vocalists is an innovative, user-friendly approach to vocal jazz improvisation. Designed for the individual or group and male or female vocalists, this book and sing-along CD contains ten classic jazz songs selected from and correlated to Approaching the Standards Volumes 1, 2 and 3. Included are the same essential features as the instrumental books: CD demo, clearly written improvisation examples, jazz vocabulary, transcription opportunities, informative composer insight and a useful discography. Whether beginning their studies or improving their vocal jazz skills, all serious singers must have this book!

Songlist: Billlie' Bounce, On The Trail, Cantaloupe Island, Summertime, Satin Doll, C Jam Blues, I Got Rhythm

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Voicing: Solo | 6340b | Songbook & 1 CD | $17.95


Individual Folios

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Satin Doll : TTBB : Wayne Grimmer : Johnny Mercer : Songbook & 1 CD : 00287146 : 812817021716

Wayne Grimmer : Satin Dollnew

One of the most beloved and recognizable standards from the Duke Ellington catalog, Wayne Grimmer's setting is accessible and singable for almost any level ensemble, and will have your audience snapping along to this fantastic swinging chart!

Arranger: Wayne Grimmer | Composer: Johnny Mercer

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00287146


Satin Doll : SATB : Jay Althouse : Duke Ellington : Duke Ellington : Sheet Music : 00-31292 : 038081340609

Jay Althouse : Satin Doll

Considered one of the founding fathers of jazz music, Duke Ellington was one of the most popular and prolific composers of the 20th century. This varied trio of a cappella charts offers stunning, tight, and tasty harmonies.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Duke Ellington Performed By: Duke Ellington

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31292


Satin Doll : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Duke Ellington : Duke Ellington : Sheet Music : 08745839 : 073999458398

Kirby Shaw : Satin Doll

This cool, sophisticated jazz classic, set in a medium groove by Kirby Shaw, will have your group sounding like pros in no time at all! Available: SATB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Duke Ellington Performed By: Duke Ellington

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745839


Satin Doll : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Duke Ellington : Duke Ellington : Sheet Music : 08745841 : 073999458411

Kirby Shaw : Satin Doll

This cool, sophisticated jazz classic, set in a medium groove by Kirby Shaw, will have your group sounding like pros in no time at all! Available: SATB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Duke Ellington Performed By: Duke Ellington

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745841

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