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That Old Black Magic

Music by Harold Arlen

The song was published in 1942 and has become an often-recorded standard with versions that include the original single release by Glenn Miller, the singers Margaret Whiting, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Mercer himself, and others. Mercer wrote the lyrics with Judy Garland in mind, who was, on occasion, an intimate partner. Garland recorded the song for Decca Records in 1942. Mercer recalled wanting to write a song about magic, and while composing, asking Arlen to write more music so the song could go on longer, but that they still wrote the whole song in about three hours.

    Release Date: 1942

Songbooks and Arrangements


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Harold Arlen : The Harold Arlen Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999590807 : 0881884251 : 00359080

Harold Arlen : The Harold Arlen Songbook

A must-own collection of 76 songs of Harold Arlen. Includes his major works and some previously unpublished titles. Highlights include: Come Rain or Come Shine - Get Happy - Let's Fall in Love - The Man That Got Away - Over the Rainbow - Stormy Weather - and more!

Songlist: Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive, Lullaby, Ain't It De Truth, God's Country, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, As Long As I Live, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, Out Of This World, Blues In The Night, Buds Won't Bud, My Shining Hour, Right As Rain, Cocoanut Sweet, Come Rain Or Come Shine, Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead, Dissertation On The State Of Bliss (Love And Learn), Don't Like Goodbyes, Down With Love, The Eagle And Me, The Morning After, Get Happy, Evelina, Fancy Meeting You, For Every Man There's A Woman, Fun To Be Fooled, Goose Will Never Be Peacock, Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe, Happy As The Day Is Long, Happy With The Blues, Hit The Road To Dreamland, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20252b | Songbook | $21.95 | PVG


Johnny Mercer : The Johnny Mercer Centennial Sheet Music Collection : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088688738 : 0739074776 : 00322363

Johnny Mercer : The Johnny Mercer Centennial Sheet Music Collection

Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) was not only one of America's greatest lyricists - he helped define the American South from the outside in. His words paint rich and vivid portraits of life in his native Georgia. Mercer wrote a wide variety of songs, from lush, dreamy ballads to plays on colloquial American expressions. He joined forces with some of the most talented composers of his day, including Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, and Henry Mancini, to fashion one of the most startlingly original catalogs in American popular music. This songbook commemorates the centennial of his birth with piano/vocal sheet music arrangements (including guitar chord frames) for 46 of his most famous and best-loved classics.

Songlist: DREAM, EMILY, LAURA, SKYLARK, BLUES IN THE NIGHT, CHARADE (FROM 'CHARADE'), COME RAIN OR COME SHINE, DAY IN DAY OUT, Days of Wine and Roses, I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU, I WANNA BE AROUND, SATIN DOLL (VOCAL VERSION), SUMMER WIND, TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS, YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY, I'M AN OLD COWHAND (FROM THE RIO GRANDE), FOOLS RUSH IN (WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD), GOODY-GOODY, AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE, AND THE ANGELS SING, ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT IS MY HOME, AUTUMN LEAVES A/K/A LES FEUILLES MORTES, DRINKING AGAIN, G.I. JIVE, GLOW WORM, THE, HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD, I'M OLD FASHIONED (Lyric Version), IN THE COOL COOL COOL OF THE EVENING, JEEPERS CREEPERS, LAZYBONES (a/k/a LAZY BONES), and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20251b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Louis Prima : The Louis Prima Songbook : Solo : Songbook : 073999062748 : 0634002872 : 00306274

Louis Prima : The Louis Prima Songbook

15 of this legendary bandleader's best, featuring his huge hit Jump, Jive an' Wail, which has become the unofficial anthem of the 1990s swing revival. Also includes: Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - I've Got the World on a String - I've Got You Under My Skin - Just a Gigolo - Pennies from Heaven - Sing, Sing, Sing - That Old Black Magic - and more.

Songlist: Jump, Jive An' Wail, A Banana Split For My Baby, Oh Marie, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, St. Louis Blues, I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me), I've Got The World On A String, I've Got You Under My Skin, Just A Gigolo, Lazy River, The Music Goes 'Round And Around, Pennies From Heaven, Sing, Sing, Sing, That Old Black Magic, Buona Sera

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Louis Prima | 40197b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG


Nancy Lamott : Original Keys For Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088256821 : 1423456882 : 00306995

Nancy Lamott : Original Keys For Singers

When Nancy LaMott died, at the age of 43, in 1995, she left behind five magnificent CDs filled with classic songs, beautifully arranged and played by her music director, Christopher Marlowe. She also left behind numerous other recordings of her signature songs, which through the years have been, and will continue to be, released as posthumous CDs. Over the years, I, as her producer, have received many requests for those arrangements from singers and fans all over the world. Now at last, thanks to Hal Leonard, many of Nancy's most famous arrangements are available in one book, exactly as Christopher Marlowe played them.

Songlist: Autumn Leaves, Downtown, Help Is On The Way, I Got The Sun In The Morning, I Have Dreamed, I'll Be Here With You, It Might As Well Be Spring, Just In Time For Christmas, Listen To My Heart, Moon River, No Moon At All, Old Devil Moon, Out Of This World, Skylark, So In Love, Some Children See Him, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, That Old Black Magic, We Can Be Kind, We Live On Borrowed Time, When October Goes

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Nancy Lamott | 5181b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Pro Vocal : Rat Pack Hits - Men's Edition : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088267179 : 1423460499 : 00740400

Pro Vocal : Rat Pack Hits - Men's Edition

Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. This volume includes 8 favorites

Songlist: Everybody Loves Somebody, How Little We Know, Memories Are Made of This, My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is), Nice 'n' Easy, One For My Baby (And One For The Road), That Old Black Magic, Too Close For Comfort

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Voicing: Solo | 6009b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Sammy Davis Jr. : The Sammy Davis Jr. Songbook : Solo : Songbook : 073999454284 : 0634090186 : 00306683

Sammy Davis Jr. : The Sammy Davis Jr. Songbook

Samuel George "Sammy" Davis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 - May 16, 1990) was an Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated and Tony Award-nominated American actor, comedian, singer, dancer, impressionist and musician, who remains known for being a member of the 'Rat Pack' of iconic entertainers of the Fifties and Sixties, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. Here are 25 hits from this legendary Rat Pack member

Songlist: As Long As He Needs Me, The Birth Of The Blues, Bye Bye Blackbird, The Candy Man, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You, Gonna Build A Mountain, Gypsy In My Soul, I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry, I Want To Be With You, I'll Know, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, I've Gotta Be Me, Let There Be Love, A Lot Of Livin' To Do, Love Me Or Leave Me, Mr. Bojangles, People Tree, The Shelter Of Your Arms, Smile, Darn Ya, Smile, Something's Gotta Give, That Old Black Magic, There's A Small Hotel, Too Close For Comfort, What Kind Of Fool Am I?, Yes I Can

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Sammy Davis Jr. | 5308b | Songbook | $17.95


Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088162894 : 1423430948 : 00311433

Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Singers

Crooners, wailers, shouters, balladeers - some of our greatest pop vocalists have poured their hearts and souls into the musical gems of the Great American Songbook. They sang in nightclubs and concert halls, on television and in films, and left us a legacy of recordings still in play today. Their interpretations entertained us, moved us to tears, and wove lyrics and music into the fabric of our lives, making us see ourselves in these quintessentially American songs. This folio features 100 of these classics by Louis Armstrong (Hello Dolly - What a Wonderful World), Tony Bennett (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), Rosemary Clooney (Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep), Nat King Cole (Route 66), Bing Crosby (True Love), Doris Day (Bewitched), Ella Fitzgerald (How High the Moon), Judy Garland (Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody), Dean Martin (Everybody Loves Somebody), Frank Sinatra (Young at Heart), Barbra Streisand (People), Mel Tormé (Heart and Soul), and many, many more.

Songlist: You Belong To Me, True Love, Smile, If, Manhattan, All Of Me, I Love Being Here With You, All The Way, Day By Day, Heart and Soul, I Wanna Be Loved, And I Love You So, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, Autumn Leaves, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Cry Me A River, Gypsy In My Soul, That's Entertainment, Sunrise, Sunset, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, Bewitched, Blame It On My Youth, People, Born Free, Cabaret, Call Me Irresponsible, Dear Ruby, I Should Care, There Will Never Be Another You, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2573b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


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


Various Composers : The Belter's Book of Hot Standards : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999081152 : 0793548160 : 00740003

Various Composers : The Belter's Book of Hot Standards

How many times have we heard women pop singers complain about the printed keys of standard songs? "They're too high for me!" is the predictable comment. Here's a new collection that addresses that concern, transposing great songs down into a comfortable belting range.

Songlist: Black Coffee, Blame It On My Youth, Blue Skies, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Cry Me A River, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, From This Moment On, The Glory Of Love, God Bless' The Child, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, He Was Too Good To Me, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), In A Sentimental Mood, Lazy Afternoon, Let Yourself Go, Long Ago (And Far Away), Love Me Or Leave Me, Make Someone Happy, The Man That Got Away, Maybe This Time, More Than You Know, My Heart Belongs To Daddy, On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever), On The Sunny Side Of The Street, One For My Baby (And One More For The Road), Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), Sentimental Journey, She (He) Touched Me, Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year, Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time), and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5541b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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That Old Black Magic : SATB : Steve Zegree : Harold Arlen : Songbook : 08200200 : 073999002003

Steve Zegree : That Old Black Magic

It's that great old standard, but arranged by Steve Zegree with a great groove for vocal jazz groups. Bewitching! Available: SATB, SAB, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:50.

Arranger: Steve Zegree | Composer: Harold Arlen

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200200


That Old Black Magic : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Harold Arlen : Sheet Music : 08744099 : 073999875027

Kirby Shaw : That Old Black Magic

Selected by the ACDA National Repertoire & Standards Committee for Jazz Choirs as one of the top charts for jazz choirs, Hal Leonard is pleased to release this updated arrangement by Kirby Shaw. Alternating sections of fiery Latin with swing, this Arlen/Mercer gem from 1942 is a perfect way to close a concert or festival. Hot, hot, hot!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Harold Arlen

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744099

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