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Under the Boardwalk

Music by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick

Originally Performed by Drifters

"Under the Boardwalk" is a hit pop song written by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick and recorded by The Drifters in 1964. It charted at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 charts on August 22, 1964. The song has since been covered by many other artists, with versions by Bette Midler, the Tom Tom Club, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joe Royal, Bruce Willis, and Lynn Anderson all charting in the United States or overseas. The song ranked #489 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

    Release Date: 1964

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Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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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 : <span style="color:red;">Under The Boardwalk</span> : 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 : 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


Various Arrangers : Do It Doo Wop : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Do It Doo Wop

As one of the earliest forms of a cappella singing every group should know at least some of the doo wop classics. "Under The Boardwalk", the 1964 hit by the Drifters, is one of the all time a cappella hits and should be in every group's repertoire. Here's a super doo-wop arrangement of Ben E King's 1961 "Stand By Me" and " In The Still Of The Night", a doo wop gem that's fun to sing. "Come Go With Me" - Put a special soloist out front with this doo-wop hit of the '50s!

Songlist: Come Go With Me, Under the Boardwalk, In the Still of the Nite, Stand By Me

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Voicing: SATB | 6325b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Men's Doo-wop : TTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Men's Doo-wop

Doo wop a cappella has influenced so much of today's sound and here we present some cool arrangements of some of the all-time classics. Here is Ed Lojeski rendition of The Nylons hit "Silhouettes" which has an irresistible energy and drive that make this an audience favorite! "Under The Boardwalk", the 1964 classic hit by the Drifters, should be in every group's repertoire as should the 1962 Gene Chandler hit "Duke of Earl". Would you believe the '50s hit "Book of Love" was inspired by a toothpaste commercial? It's a terrific male parody on "how to keep your girl" put in an a cappella "street-style" setting and the Boyz 11 Men version of "Under The Boardwalk" is bound to be a crowd pleaser!

Songlist: Under the Boardwalk, Book of Love, Duke of Earl, In the Still of the Nite, Silhouettes

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Voicing: TTBB | 8710b | Sheet Music | $9.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Women's Doo Wop : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Women's Doo Wop

As one of the earliest forms of a cappella singing every group should know at least some of the doo wop classics. "Under The Boardwalk", the 1964 hit by the Drifters, is one of the all time a cappella standards and probably should be in every group's repertoire. Here's a super doo-wop arrangement of Ben E King's 1961 "Stand By Me" and a lovely medley by Ed Lojeski of four doo wop gems. These songs are always crowd pleasers. Billy Joel's hit "The Longest Time" is a perennial favorite and evokes an even earlier time in America's pop history.

Songlist: The Best of Doo-Wop, Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk, The Longest Time

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Voicing: SSAA | 9012b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Under the Boardwalk : SATB : Mark Brymer : Kenny Young : Drifters : Sheet Music : 08200462 : 073999004625

Mark Brymer : Under the Boardwalk

The 1964 hit by the Drifters in a fun doo-wop arrangement!

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composers: Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200462


Under the Boardwalk : TTBB : Mark Brymer : Kenny Young : Drifters : Sheet Music : 08200463 : 073999004632

Mark Brymer : Under the Boardwalk

The 1964 hit by the Drifters in a fun doo-wop arrangement!

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composers: Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200463


Under the Boardwalk : SSAA : Mark Brymer : Kenny Young : Drifters : Sheet Music : 08200568 : 073999725278

Mark Brymer : Under the Boardwalk

The 1964 hit by the Drifters in a fun doo-wop arrangement!

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composers: Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200568


Under the Boardwalk : SATB : Mac Huff : Kenny Young : Bette Midler : Sheet Music : 08720101 : 073999801989 : 1423473183

Mac Huff : Under the Boardwalk

Bette Midler's hit from the movie Beaches brings new appeal to the Drifters' 1964 hit! The moderate tempo and strong hook of this East Coast beach tune give it timeless appeal! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm) Duration: ca. 2:50.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composers: Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick Performed By: Bette Midler

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08720101 | Showtrax CD Available


Under the Boardwalk : SAB : Mac Huff : Kenny Young : Bette Midler : Sheet Music : 08720102 : 073999804027 : 1423473191

Mac Huff : Under the Boardwalk

Bette Midler's hit from the movie Beaches brings new appeal to the Drifters' 1964 hit! The moderate tempo and strong hook of this East Coast beach tune give it timeless appeal! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm) Duration: ca. 2:50.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composers: Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick Performed By: Bette Midler

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08720102 | Showtrax CD Available


Under the Boardwalk : SSA : Mac Huff : Kenny Young : Bette Midler : Sheet Music : 08720103 : 073999845150 : 1423473205

Mac Huff : Under the Boardwalk

Bette Midler's hit from the movie Beaches brings new appeal to the Drifters' 1964 hit! The moderate tempo and strong hook of this East Coast beach tune give it timeless appeal! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm) Duration: ca. 2:50.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composers: Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick Performed By: Bette Midler

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08720103 | Showtrax CD Available


Under the Boardwalk : TTBB : The Drifters : Kenny Young : Drifters : Sheet Music : 08745487 : 884088068844

The Drifters : Under the Boardwalk

In 1964 the legendary pop group The Drifters recorded Artie Resnick and Kenny Young's "Under the Boardwalk." It has become one of the most recognized popular songs ever recorded. Have fun singing this audience pleaser by making up a visual plan for your performance. For example, you could wear colorful shirts and sunglasses, or create simple choreography to showcase the tenors and basses when they sing the melody on the refrain. Any visual references in the text could be accompanied by appropriate gestures that entertain your listeners. Allow the syncopated rhythms to sound free and agile while maintaining a god connected flow to the singing. 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: The Drifters | Composers: Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick Performed By: Drifters

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745487

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