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Love For Sale

Music by Cole Porter

Love for Sale" was originally considered in bad taste, even scandalous. In the initial Broadway production, it was performed by Kathryn Crawford, portraying a streetwalker, with three girlfriends (Waring's Three Girl Friends) as back-up singers, in front of Reuben's, a popular restaurant of the time. As a response to the criticism, the song was transferred from the white Crawford to the African American singer Elisabeth Welch, who sang with back-up singers in a scene set in front of Harlem's Cotton Club.

Despite the fact the song was banned from radio airplay, or perhaps because of it, it became a hit, with Libby Holman's version going to #5 and the "Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians" version going to #14, both in 1931.

Notable recordings since include Hal Kemp in 1939, Billie Holiday in 1945, Stan Kenton in 1950 (arranged by Pete Rugolo), Joyce Bryant in 1952,[1] Eartha Kitt in the 1950s, Ella Fitzgerald in 1956 (Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook), and again in 1972 on her Ella Loves Cole album, Tony Bennett in 1957, Miles Davis and Cannonball Adderley for 1958 Miles and Somethin' Else, Anita O'Day in 1959, Julie London in 1961, Dexter Gordon in 1962, Shirley Horn in 1963, Al Hirt on his 1965 album, Live at Carnegie Hall,[2]

    Release Date: 1930

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Marion Linton : Cole Porter A Cappella : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music

Marion Linton : Cole Porter A Cappella

Beginning as a waltz, "I Get A Kick Out Of You," this lively Cole Porter tune goes into 4 at the bridge. Initiated by the bass, this time change provides a good vehicle for practicing four in the space of three and vice versa. The tune is short, punctuated by rhythmic shots and ends with a bang. "Let's Do It" is impossible to sing without a smile. Humor, wit, quotes as well as insect and animal sounds thrive throughout its four verses. It's a challenge but well worth the work--and talk about a crowd please! "Love For Sale" is a challenging setting for Cole Porter's cynical look at love. From a soulful alto solo, we move to an up-tempo Latin groove suggestive of life on the street. Featured again in the bridge is the alto whose message is colored by humorous comments and quotes. Rich harmonies abound and build to a dynamic ending. A vamp is used throughout "What Is This Thing Called Love" as an introduction, interlude, ending and even as accompaniment for a be-bop chorus where high women's voices bemoan the pain of love gone wrong. Soprano, as solo or section, is featured on melody throughout this chart.

Songlist: I Get A Kick Out of You, Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love), Love For Sale, What Is This Thing Called Love?

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 4747b | Sheet Music | $12.95 | A Cappella


Phil Mattson : The Arrangements of Phil Mattson : SATB : Sheet Music : Phil Mattson

Phil Mattson : The Arrangements of Phil Mattson

Here's a collection from vocal jazz guru Phil Mattson. "Love For Sale" was written for Chanticleer in a gospel a cappella feeling featuring a female solo. "Dancing In The Dark" was arranged for the Swedish vocal jazz ensemble, The Real Group. It is written in an a cappella bossa nova groove with some quasi-funk sections. The arrangement, which treats text as a metaphor for human life, features vocal percussion opportunities. The classic Manhattan Transfer arrangement of "Body and Soul" includes lyrics about Coleman Hawkins and jazz singer Eddie Jefferson. "Love Lost" - An original piece by the Four Freshmen that was the title song from their beautiful album with strings. Has opportunities to feature both vocal and instrumental solos. SATB with rhythm section. "You Must Believe In Spring" - A lovely text beautifully set to music by Michel LeGrand with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, featuring spots for three short solos. One of the most profound lyrics over the last fifteen years. With piano.

Songlist: Dancing In The Dark, Love For Sale, Body And Soul, Love Lost, You Must Believe In Spring

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Voicing: SATB | 4801b | Sheet Music | $14.95


Cole Porter : The Platinum Collection : Solo : Songbook : 9780571527991 : 12-057152799X

Cole Porter : The Platinum Collection

This is The definitive songbook - a truly magnificent collection containing 50 of Cole Porter's best songs for piano and voice with guitar chords. All songs have been newly engraved and thoroughly researched and edited to provide the best edition available! No other series can claim to be as definitive as Faber Music's new Platinum Collection.

Songlist: All Through The Night, Another Op'nin, Another Show, Anything Goes, Be A Clown, Be Like The Blue Bird, Begin the Beguine, Blow, Gabriel, Blow, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Don't Fence Me In, (You'd Be So) Easy to Love, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, From This Moment On, Get Out Of Town, Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye, Hey, Good Lookin', I Get A Kick Out of You, I Happen To Like New York, I Love Paris, I Love You, I'm A Gigolo, In The Still Of The Night, I've Got You Under My Skin, It's All Right With Me, It's De-Lovely, Just One Of Those Things, Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love), Let's Misbehave, Love For Sale, Miss Otis Regrets, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 8507b | Songbook | $22.25 | Voice and Piano


Cole Porter : Cole Porter For Jazz Singers : Solo : Songbook : V117DS

Cole Porter : Cole Porter For Jazz Singers

14 of the greatest standards ever written now in keys specifically designed for singers. Includes a book and 2 CDs - one CD for high voice and the other CD for low voice - so all singers, men and women, can find a key comfortable for their personal range. The book includes all of the songs written in both keys with lyrics clearly notated over the melody line.

Songlist: You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, I've Got You Under My Skin, What Is This Thing Called Love?, Night and Day, Love For Sale, Just One Of Those Things, In The Still Of The Night, I Love You, I Concentrate On You, Get Out Of Town, From This Moment On, (You'd Be So) Easy to Love, At Long Last Love, All Of You

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Voicing: Solo | 8547b | Songbook | $19.95 | Accompanied


Cole Porter : De-lovely - Music from the Motion Picture : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088680572 : 0757923631 : 00321547

Cole Porter : De-lovely - Music from the Motion Picture

The motion picture De-Lovely, an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter, is filled with Porter's own unforgettable songs, and stars some of the biggest names in film and music, including Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Natalie Cole, Sheryl Crow, and Robbie Williams. Our spectacular folio is sure to be a collector's item, including songs performed in the film along with an elaborate section featuring six panels of color artwork that includes a gate-fold display featuring an array of artist and actor photos on a three-page spread. The book is printed on an antique ivory stock reminiscent of the quality publications available during Porter's lifetime. Titles are: It's De-Lovely - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Just One of Those Things - Be a Clown - Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love - Begin the Beguine - Anything Goes - I Love You - So in Love - True Love - Love for Sale - What Is This Thing Called Love - Easy to Love - Night and Day - Let's Misbehave - Blow, Gabriel, Blow - In the Still of the Night - You're the Top.

Songlist: Anything Goes, True Love, I Love You, So In Love, Be A Clown, Begin The Beguine, Blow, Gabriel, Blow, Easy To Love (You'd Be So Easy To Love), Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, In The Still Of The Night, It's De-Lovely, Just One Of Those Things, Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love), Let's Misbehave, Love For Sale, Night And Day, What Is This Thing Called Love?, You're the Top

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Voicing: Solo | 20318b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Cole Porter : The Cole Porter Song Collection - Volume 1 - 1912-1936 : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088687465 : 0739062301 : 00322236

Cole Porter : The Cole Porter Song Collection - Volume 1 - 1912-1936

This is the first of a two-volume series presenting highlights from the career of Cole Porter. Volume one documents 50 songs from his early career, from 1912 until 1936. The book includes a song-by-song analysis, rare images of original sheet music, informal shots from Porter's scrapbooks, and publicity stills from motion pictures and Broadway. Titles: Anything Goes - Begin the Beguine - Easy to Love - I Get a Kick Out of You - It's De-Lovely - I've Got You Under My Skin - Just One of Those Things - Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) - Love for Sale - Miss Otis Regrets - Night and Day - What Is This Thing Called Love - You Do Something to Me - and more.

Songlist: Why Shouldn't I?, You've Got That Thing, Anything Goes, After You, Who?, I'm In Love Again, All Through The Night, Longing For Dear Old Broadway, Miss Otis Regrets, You Do Something To Me, Begin The Beguine, Blow, Gabriel, Blow, It's Bad For Me, The Laziest Gal In Town, Down In The Depths (On The Ninetieth Floor), Ours, Easy To Love (You'd Be So Easy To Love), Buddie Beware, Looking At You, Wake Up And Dream, Don't Look At Me That Way, Which, They All Fall In Love, Experiment, How Could We Be Wrong, The Physician, I'm Unlucky At Gambling and I'm Unlucky In Love, You Don't Know Paree, The Great Indoors, Take Me Back To Manhattan, How's Your Romance?, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20320b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999574708 : 0793520819 : 00357470

Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Songbook

Formed in New York in 1969, vocal quartet Manhattan Transfer was the first group to receive Grammy Awards in both the pop and jazz categories in the same year. This special second-edition songbook features their best-known songs performed in concert and on records, from Birdland to their show closer A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. 25 songs in all, including: Body and Soul, The Boy from New York City, Chanson D'Amour, Java Jive, Love for Sale, Operator, Poinciana, Route 66, Tuxedo Junction, You Can Depend on Me and more.

Songlist: Birdland , Blue Champagne , Body and Soul, Boy From New York City (piano/vocal/guitar), Candy , Chanson D'Amour , Four Brothers , A Gal In Calico , Gloria , Java Jive , Love For Sale , A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, On A Little Street In Singapore, Operator, Poinciana, Popsicle Toes , Route 66 , S.O.S. , Scotch and Soda , That Cat Is High , Trickle, Trickle , Tuxedo Junction, Twilight Tone , You Can Depend On Me

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 4405b | Songbook | $14.95


Professional Tracks for Serious Singers : Sing the Songs of Cole Porter : Solo : Songbook & CD : 888680033538 : 1941566014 : 00138892

Professional Tracks for Serious Singers : Sing the Songs of Cole Porter

Eight Cole Porter favorites are presented in this package which is designed to provide the at-home singer with an actual professional setting. The CD features orchestral interludes and instrumental solos typical of a live club performance, retaining the natural performance flow of an actual performance with an accompanying rhythm section or orchestra.

Songlist: Night and Day, You Do Something To Me, Just One Of Those Things, Begin the Beguine, What Is This Thing Called Love?, Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love), Love for Sale, I Get A Kick Out of You

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Voicing: Solo | 8355b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Various : The Great American Songbook - Broadway : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680680619 : 1495093433 : 00233276

Various : The Great American Songbook - Broadway

From Gershwin and Rodgers & Hammerstein to Stephen Schwartz & Stephen Sondheim, 100 timeless hits from the Great White Way are showcased in this book of classics in arrangements for piano, voice and guitar. Songs include: And All That Jazz - Beauty and the Beast - Can't Take My Eyes off of You - Don't Rain on My Parade - Edelweiss - Footloose - I Whistle a Happy Tune - If I Only Had a Brain - The Impossible Dream (The Quest) - Luck Be a Lady - Maria - New York, New York - One - Popular - Puttin' on the Ritz - Seasons of Love - Send in the Clowns - Seventy Six Trombones - Singin' in the Rain - Someone to Watch over Me - Sunrise, Sunset - The Surrey with the Fringe on Top - This Is the Moment - Tomorrow - Try to Remember - Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets) - You're the Top - and more.

Songlist: Anything Goes, Azure-Te (Paris Blues), Beauty And The Beast, Once Upon A Time, All At Once You Love Her, Burn, Tomorrow, Maria, Seasons Of Love, One, Somewhere, Day By Day, I Will Never Leave You, Always True To You In My Fashion, Somebody Loves Me, And All That Jazz, And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, When You Got It, Flaunt It, Springtime For Hitler, Aquarius, Night Song, As Long As He Needs Me, New York, New York, Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now, Popular, Defying Gravity, Baubles, Bangles And Beads, Begin The Beguine, Sunrise, Sunset, I Believe In You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40124b | Songbook | $27.50 | PVG


Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - Jazz : Solo : Songbook : 884088862497 : 1476875502 : 00110387

Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - Jazz

A great resource of 100 classics of American songwriting arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames.

Songlist: Love You Madly, Dancing In The Dark, All Alone, All Blues, All Or Nothing At All, The Lamp Is Low, Almost Like Being In Love, Alone Together, Along Came Betty, Lucky To Be Me, And The Angels Sing, Angel Eyes, As Time Goes By, Sweet Lorraine, Summertime, Star Eyes, Django, There Is No Greater Love, Bernie's Tune, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, Billie's Bounce (Bill's Bounce), Blue Moon, Bluesette, Emily, If I Had You, But Not For Me, Allen's Alley, Reunion Blues, Can't We Be Friends, Just Friends, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2559b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG

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