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Drift Away

Music by Mentor Williams

"Drift Away" is a song by Mentor Williams and originally recorded by John Henry Kurtz on his 1972 album Reunion. In 1973 the song became Dobie Gray's biggest hit, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and certified gold by the RIAA. It was the final pop hit for Decca Records in the United States.

    Release Date: 1972

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Deke Sharon : Modern A Cappella : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999755398 : 1423400488 : 08744949

Deke Sharon : Modern A Cappella

Looking for some recent top 40 hits, done in the collegiate a cappella style? Well look no further - the answer is here! These are all multi-part SATB arrangements with solos, and all have been hits on the radio at some point between 2002-2005. Deke Sharon collaborated with arranging phenom Robert Dietz to deliver this first-ever collection.

Songlist: Don't Know Why, Drift Away, Heaven, She Will Be Loved, Steal My Kisses

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9112b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Feelin' Good - A Cappella : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Feelin' Good - A Cappella

Get both your group and the audience relaxed and in the groove with these classic laid-back and feeling good songs. "Groovin'" is the #1 hit from 1967 by the Young Rascals in a smooth vocals-only setting perfectly captures the relaxed slow groove of the song with an easy vocal accompaniment and a irresistible solo. An a cappella setting of "Drift Away" that echoes its roots, this song shot to the top of the charts in 1973 with strong lyrics and great hook, Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul. Happy Together" - An accessible unaccompanied setting of the 1967 #1 hit by the Turtles brings a cappella to mixed ensembles in middle and high school. Fun vocal effects will motivate your group! "Shambala" - From 1973, the pop hit by Three Dog Night was also a hit for a cappella group Rockapella. This arrangement is full of tasty harmonies and a warm gospel groove that will infuse your concert with hopefulness and joy. This vocals only edition will be especially effective for choirs of all types!

Songlist: Groovin', Drift Away, Happy Together, Shambala

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Voicing: SATB | 2773b | Sheet Music | $7.50 | A Cappella


Classic Soul : Audition Songs for Male Singers : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088469399 : 1423489519 : 14037455

Classic Soul : Audition Songs for Male Singers

No more problems finding an accompanist! Make a big impression with these 10 great songs, carefully selected for singers auditioning for shows or bands!

Songlist: Drift Away, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, Hold On I'm Comin', I Get The Sweetest Feeling, I Got You (I Feel Good), In The Midnight Hour, Love Really Hurts Without You, (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Tired Of Being Alone, Unchain My Heart

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Voicing: Solo | 5779b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters : Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 5 Tenor : Solo : Songbook : 884088191665 : 142344700X : 00001153

Richard Walters : Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 5 Tenor

The world's most trusted source for authentic editions of theatre music for singers has expanded with yet another volume. Many of the songs are found in no other collections. The 40 songs in each volume are in the original keys, excerpted from vocal scores and piano/conductor rehearsal scores. Includes both recent shows and a deeper look into classic musicals.

Songlist: Alas For You, Bigger Isn't Better, Body Beautiful Beale, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, December 1963 (Oh, What A Night), Drift Away, Easy Street, Great Big Stuff, Hairspray, Heil Myself, Hero And Leander, I Am Aldolpho, I Have Written A Play, I'll Be There, Il Mondo Era Vuoto, It Don't Get Better Than This, Left Behind, Lost In The Wilderness, Maria, Mooning, Moving Too Fast, The Nicest Kids In Town, Passeggiata, Saturn Returns, She Cries, She's Got A Way, Shiksa Goddess, Something's Coming, Springtime For Hitler, Stay With Me, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 1837b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters (editor) : Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Tenor Book - Vol. 5 : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088191870 : 1423447131 : 00001164

Richard Walters (editor) : Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Tenor Book - Vol. 5

The world's most trusted source for authentic editions of theatre music for singers has expanded with yet another volume. Many of the songs are found in no other collections. The 40 songs in each volume are in the original keys, excerpted from vocal scores and piano/conductor rehearsal scores. Includes both recent shows and a deeper look into classic musicals.

Songlist: Alas For You, Bigger Isn't Better, Body Beautiful Beale, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, December 1963 (Oh, What A Night), Drift Away, Easy Street, Great Big Stuff, Hairspray, Heil Myself, Hero And Leander, I Am Aldolpho, I Have Written A Play, I'll Be There, Il Mondo Era Vuoto, It Don't Get Better Than This, Left Behind, Lost In The Wilderness, Maria, Mooning, Moving Too Fast, The Nicest Kids In Town, Passeggiata, Saturn Returns, She Cries, She's Got A Way, Shiksa Goddess, Something's Coming, Springtime For Hitler, Stay With Me, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5562b | Songbook & CD | $39.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : The Great American Songbook - Pop/Rock Era : Solo : Songbook : 888680754419 : 1540030504 : 00278788

Various : The Great American Songbook - Pop/Rock Era

Most people think of older standards when they hear Great American Songbook, but these more recent hits are so successful that they already have earned their place in musical history. Includes piano, voice and guitar arrangements of 100 songs.

Songlist: Lowdown, More Than A Feeling, Ain't That A Shame, Time After Time, Runaway, All Along The Watchtower, God Only Knows, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Rocky Mountain High, Stand By Me, Lean On Me, American Pie, The Look Of Love, Walking In Memphis, Don't Know Why, Don't Stop Believin', Be-Bop-A-Lula, Billie Jean, Blue Suede Shoes, Blueberry Hill, Summertime Blues, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Daydream, Bye Bye Love, California Dreamin', Drift Away, Can't Help Falling In Love, Good Vibrations, Dance To The Music, Deacon Blues, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40602b | Songbook | $29.95 | PVG


Vocal Selections : Grey Gardens : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088149918 : 1423427025 : 00313365

Vocal Selections : Grey Gardens

A dozen songs & artwork from the acclaimed Broadway musical recounting the real lives of reclusive socialites the Beales.

Songlist: Around The World, Another Winter In A Summer Town, The Cake I Had, Choose To Be Happy, Daddy's Girl, Drift Away, Entering Grey Gardens, The Girl Who Has Everything, Jerry Likes My Corn, Peas In A Pod, The Revolutionary Costume For Today, Will You?

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Voicing: Solo | 20046b | Songbook | $17.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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Drift Away : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Mentor Williams : Doby Gray : Songbook : 00139374 : 888680036683

Kirby Shaw : Drift Away

Now available in an irresistible a cappella setting that echoes its roots, this song shot to the top of the charts in 1973 with strong lyrics and great hook, Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Mentor Williams Performed By: Doby Gray

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00139374


Drift Away : SSAA : Kirby Shaw : Mentor Williams : Doobie Brothers : Sheet Music : 00139375 : 888680036690

Kirby Shaw : Drift Away

Now available in an irresistible a cappella setting that echoes its roots, this song shot to the top of the charts in 1973 with strong lyrics and great hook, Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Mentor Williams Performed By: Doobie Brothers

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00139375


Drift Away : TTBB : Kirby Shaw : Mentor Williams : Doby Gray : Sheet Music : 00139376 : 888680036706

Kirby Shaw : Drift Away

Now available in an irresistible a cappella setting that echoes its roots, this song shot to the top of the charts in 1973 with strong lyrics and great hook, Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Mentor Williams Performed By: Doby Gray

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00139376


Drift Away : SATB : Mark Brymer : Mentor Williams : Dobie Gray : Sheet Music : 08201546 : 073999690002

Mark Brymer : Drift Away

With strong lyrics and a great hook, this song shot to the top of the charts in 1973 (Dobie Gray). Today's audience will find themselves still humming along ...give me the beat, boys, and free my soul...Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:35.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Mentor Williams Performed By: Dobie Gray

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201546 | Showtrax CD Available


Drift Away : SAB : Mark Brymer : Mentor Williams : Dobie Gray : Sheet Music : 08201547 : 073999925227

Mark Brymer : Drift Away

With strong lyrics and a great hook, this song shot to the top of the charts in 1973 (Dobie Gray). Today's audience will find themselves still humming along ...give me the beat, boys, and free my soul...Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:35.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Mentor Williams Performed By: Dobie Gray

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201547 | Showtrax CD Available


Drift Away : 2-Part : Mark Brymer : Mentor Williams : Dobie Gray : Sheet Music : 08201548 : 073999726022

Mark Brymer : Drift Away

With strong lyrics and a great hook, this song shot to the top of the charts in 1973 (Dobie Gray). Today's audience will find themselves still humming along ...give me the beat, boys, and free my soul...Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:35.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Mentor Williams Performed By: Dobie Gray

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201548 | Showtrax CD Available

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