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Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

Music by Calvin Carter and "Pookie" Hudson

Originally Performed by The Spaniels

t was originally recorded by the R&B doo-wop group The Spaniels in 1954. The original version peaked at number five on the R&B Best Sellers chart. The best-selling version of the song was recorded by the McGuire Sisters in 1954 It was also recorded in 1954 by country music duo Johnnie & Jack. The song should not be confused with a completely different, of the same name, from the 1930s, sung by Rudy Vallée, among others. The Spaniels' song has the sub-title "it's time to go" and the now famous doo-wop bass line intro. The bass line was not, however, included in the McGuire Sisters' cover version, made to sell to white audiences.

    Release Date: 1953

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Close Harmony For Men : <span style="color:red;">Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight</span> - 4 Charts and Parts CD : TTBB : Sheet Music & Parts CD : 884088240424 : 08748789

Close Harmony For Men : Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight - 4 Charts and Parts CD

This 1950s doo-wop classic will add a touch of nostalgia to your concert! Smooth a cappella harmonies will delight your audience and the arrangement is super fun to rehearse and perform. Four copies of the sheet music arrangement plus a CD featuring the full performance plus part-predominant tracks (Tenor, Lead, Baritone, Bass), sung with lyrics.

Songlist: Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, CD features part-predominant tracks, sung with lyrics., Full Performance, Tenor, Lead , Baritone, Bass

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Voicing: TTBB | 7903b | Sheet Music & Parts CD | $21.95 | A Cappella


Deke Sharon : A Cappella Songbook I : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999416497 : 0793595290 : 08741649

Deke Sharon : A Cappella Songbook I

Designed to be introductory primers for high school or other beginning groups, the Contemporary A Cappella Association Songbooks nonetheless adhere to a fine musical standard (unlike some beginning arrangements, which can be watered down and unsatisfying). There are informative performance notes and recommendations for transposing parts, to permit performance by all male or female ensembles. In addition, a discography suggests definitive recordings of these popular songs, which can help facilitate the learning process and educate the ear. Easy to use, the CASA songbooks are an excellent resource.

Songlist: Good Old Acapella, Under the Boardwalk, In the Still of the Nite (I'll Remember), Only You, Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back), Silhouettes, The Longest Time, Up On The Roof, Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

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Voicing: SATB | 1002b | Songbook | $11.98 | A Cappella


Deke Sharon / Anne Raugh : Good Ol' A Cappella : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 073999925029 : 0634055275 : 08743513

Deke Sharon / Anne Raugh : Good Ol' A Cappella

This first volume for men's voices brings together some old favorites previously released for mixed voices.

Songlist: Good Old Acapella, Good Lovin', Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, Stand By Me, Up On The Roof

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Voicing: TTBB | 1006b | Songbook | $5.98 | A Cappella


Deke Sharon / Anne Raugh : Under The Boardwalk : 3 Parts : 01 Songbook : 08744374

Deke Sharon / Anne Raugh : Under The Boardwalk

At last! A songbook of popular songs designed for middle school voices (or adult groups with just a few men!). Based on the best-selling arrangements from SATB CASA Songbooks, these charts are designed to make it easy on the male voices.

Songlist: Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, I Feel Good, In The Still Of The Nite, Under the Boardwalk, When Will I Be Loved?

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Voicing: 3 Parts | 9030b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Men's Doo-wop Vol 2 : TTB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Men's Doo-wop Vol 2

Ed Lojeski brings back the sound of Little Anthony and the Imperials in this fun arrangement of "Tears On My Pillow". Add some sways and finger-snaps and you have a perfect choice for small or large groups. "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight" - Groove to the sounds of a by-gone era with this 1954 hit originally recorded by The Spaniels. Classic doo-wop! "Speedoo" - Show some attitude with this 1956 pop hit by the Cadillacs! This uptempo classic from the golden age of doo-wop makes a perfect selection for some fancy footwork! The novelty number "Mr. Bass Man" by the '60s artist Johnny Cymbal has been covered by everyone from Sha Na Na to the Muppets and will be a hit on your stage as well, with a hilarious doo-wop bass line that will be an absolute blast to perform!

Songlist: Tears On My Pillow, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, Speedoo, Mr. Bass Man

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Voicing: TTB | 2923b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | With Piano


Various Arrangers : Sing In The Barbershop Quartet - Rock In Harmony  : TTBB : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088270414 : 1423461800 : 00333014

Various Arrangers : Sing In The Barbershop Quartet - Rock In Harmony

These great collections let men sing four-part a cappella harmony with a professionally recorded barbershop quartet. The books include TTBB parts and the CDs feature full performances. Just turn on the CD, open the book, pick your part, and sing along!

Songlist: Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, Happy Together , Hello Mary Lou, In My Room, The Longest Time, Silhouettes, Under the Boardwalk

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Voicing: TTBB | 5473b | Songbook & 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Doo Wop Barbershop : TTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Doo Wop Barbershop

What a fascinating blend of two great uniquely American styles of vocal harmony! 'Silhouettes' was a hit single by the Rays in 1957. Tom Gentry's arrangement is an audience pleaser that can incorporate visual enhancements such as sunglasses, leather jackets, and choreography. Be sure to let the 'doo-wop' swing feeling be natural and unrushed, when the audience can understand the humor of the story on the text 'you're on the wrong block.' Feel free to experiment with the smoothness of the bass line by having the section sing on an open vowel such as 'du' rather than 'dm.' "Under the Boardwalk." has become one of the most recognized popular songs ever recorded. Allow the syncopated rhythms to sound free and agile while maintaining a god connected flow to the singing. These songs will add a cool touch of nostalgia to your repertoire and are surefire audience pleasers.

Songlist: Under the Boardwalk, Silhouettes, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, Crazy Little Thing Called Love

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Voicing: TTBB | 6055b | Sheet Music | $7.50 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight : TBB : Roger Emerson : Calvin Carter : Spaniels : Sheet Music : 08201709 : 073999270853

Roger Emerson : Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

Groove to the sounds of a by-gone era with this 1954 hit originally recorded by The Spaniels. Classic doo-wop! Available separately: TBB and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composers: Calvin Carter and "Pookie" Hudson Performed By: Spaniels

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201709 | Showtrax CD Available


Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight : TTBB : Mel Knight : Calvin Carter : The Spaniels : Sheet Music : 08748789 : 884088240424

Mel Knight : Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

This 1950s doo-wop classic will add a touch of nostalgia to your concert! Smooth a cappella harmonies will delight your audience and the arrangement is super fun to rehearse and perform. Four copies of the sheet music arrangement plus a CD featuring the full performance plus part-predominant tracks (Tenor, Lead, Baritone, Bass), sung with lyrics.

Arranger: Mel Knight | Composers: Calvin Carter and "Pookie" Hudson Performed By: The Spaniels

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748789

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