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Basin Street Blues

Music by Spencer Williams

"Basin Street Blues" is a song often performed by Dixieland jazz bands, written by Spencer Williams in 1928 and recorded that year by Louis Armstrong. The verse with the lyric "Won't you come along with me/To the Mississippi..." was later added by Glenn Miller and Jack Teagarden. The Basin Street of the title refers to the main street of Storyville, the red-light district of early 20th-century New Orleans, north of the French Quarter. It became a red light district in 1897

    Release Date: 1928


Basin Street Blues

Basin Street Blues

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From an appearance on the Rosemary Clooney Show.



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Various Arrangers : Let's All Sing Jazz - Collection of Jazz Favorites for Young Voices : Unison : Songbook : 884088964290 : 1480367192 : 00124184

Various Arrangers : Let's All Sing Jazz - Collection of Jazz Favorites for Young Voices

Collection for Young Voices. Mancini, young singers will groove to these accessible charts, arranged specifically for young unison voices, with optional harmony for extra jive! The Piano/Vocal Collection offers fully accompanied songs, and the Singer Edition comes in handy paks of ten with vocal parts only. Jazz up your performance with professionally-produced recordings on a separate performance/accompaniment CD. Suggested for grades 4-8

Songlist: Basin Street Blues, Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, I've Got The World On A String, Java Jive, The Pink Panther, Tuxedo Junction

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Voicing: Unison | 2729b | Songbook | $14.95 | With Piano | Accompaniment CD Available


Various Arrangers : Popular Jazz Standards for Younger Voices,  Vol 2 : SAB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Popular Jazz Standards for Younger Voices, Vol 2

"Birdland" - A jazz classic written by keyboardist Joe Zawinul with lyrics by Jon Hendricks now arranged for younger choirs. A perfect showcase for your beginning vocal jazz group! "Java Jive" - It's America's favorite beverage! This great standard from the '40s regained the spotlight in the Manhattan Transfer version from 1975. This well-crafted Discovery Series arrangement will showcase your young singers at their swingin' best! "Beyond the Sea" - Here is a swing treatment of the contemporary pop standard most famously recorded in a big band swing style by Bobby Darin in 1959. Great for learning vocal jazz technique. "Tuxedo Junction" - From Glenn Miller to The Manhattan Transfer, this Discovery Series arrangement gives you an authentic setting for your younger choirs! Featuring the jazzy lead line supported by the ba-bop chorus and a written scat section, your singers will groove to this accessible chart! "Basin Street Blues" - Recorded by American jazz legend, Louis Armstrong, here is a great teaching tool for introducing blues styles to your younger choirs.

Songlist: Birdland, Java Jive, Beyond the Sea, Tuxedo Junction, Basin Street Blues

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Voicing: SAB | 2803b | Sheet Music | $9.75 | With Piano


Various Arrangers : Sing in the Barbershop Quartet - Popular Songs : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 884088922771 : 1480352330 : 00121374

Various Arrangers : Sing in the Barbershop Quartet - Popular Songs

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! Volume 4 songs include: Ain't Misbehavin' - Basin Street Blues - Bring Him Home - Hallelujah - It's Only a Paper Moon - Seventy Six Trombones - Stand by Me - When She Loved Me.

Songlist: Ain't Misbehavin', Stand By Me, When She Loved Me, Hallelujah, Basin Street Blues, Bring Him Home, It's Only A Paper Moon, Seventy Six Trombones

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Voicing: TTBB | 8374b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


Louis Armstrong : Original Keys For Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088280666 : 1423465873 : 00307029

Louis Armstrong : Original Keys For Singers

Features authentic vocal/piano transcriptions of 17 Satchmo classics in their original keys!

Songlist: Ain't Misbehavin', Basin Street Blues, Cabaret, Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans, Dream a Little Dream of Me, Georgia On My Mind, Hello, Dolly!, A Kiss to Build a Dream On, Mack the Knife, Makin Whoopie, Mame, On the Sunny Side of the Street, St. Louis Blues, What A Wonderful World, When it's Sleepy Time Down South, When the Saints go Marching In, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Louis Armstrong | 5578b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : Ultimate Blues : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999107234 : 0634027883 : 00310723

Various : Ultimate Blues

This title in our popular Ultimate series is a great collection of 90 blues classics, including: Boom Boom - Born Under a Bad Sign - Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?) - Everyday (I Have the Blues) - Folsom Prison Blues - Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You - I Can't Quit You Baby - Kansas City - Love Struck Baby - Mary Had a Little Lamb - Pride and Joy - Rock Me Baby - Route 66 - (They Call It) Stormy Monday - Sweet Home Chicago - The Thrill Is Gone - Why I Sing the Blues - You Shook Me - and more.

Songlist: You Don't Love Me, Mercury Blues, Five Long Years, Please Accept My Love, You Upset Me Baby, I'm Tore Down, Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love, It's My Own Fault Darlin', Three Hours Past Midnight, Lonesome Whistle Blues, All Blues, That's No Way To Get Along, Devil Got My Woman, I'm So Glad, I'm Ready, Got To Hurry, Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong, Pride And Joy, All Your Love (I Miss Loving), Mary Ann, Better Off With The Blues, Night Life, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Boom Boom, Back Door Man, Basin Street Blues, Billie's Blues (I Love My Man), Blues Before Sunrise, Blues With A Feeling, Bo Diddley, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40243b | Songbook | $19.95


Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice : Solo : Songbook : 884088198916 : 1423451228 : 00240307

Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice

The Real Vocal Book has many of the selections from volumes 1 and 2 of the instrumental Real Books, but now with the lyrics added to the pre-existing melody line. Nearly 300 essential songs compiled especially for singers.

Songlist: Agua De Beber, Alfie, Alice In Wonderland, All Alone (Left Alone), (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings, All Of Me, All Of You, All The Things You Are, Alright, Okay, You Win, Always, Angel Eyes, April In Paris, Are You Havin' Any Fun?, Autumn In New York, Autumn Leaves, Avalon, Azure, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Baltimore Oriole, Basin Street Blues, Bewitched, Beyond The Sea, Billie's Blues, Billie's Bounce, Birdland, The Birth of the Blues, Blame It on My Youth, Blue Skies, Bluesette, Body And Soul, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5186b | Songbook | $29.95


Various Composers : The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book - C Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999400793 : 0881889792 : 00240079

Various Composers : The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book - C Edition

This must-own collection includes 635 songs spanning all jazz styles from more than 9 decades - from traditional to swing to modern jazz, carefully chosen chords with common practice chord substitutions, lyrics to accomodate vocalists, easy-to-read music, and composer and performer indexes.

Songlist: AC-DC Current, Across The Alley From The Alamo, After Hours, After You've Gone, Afternoon In Paris, Ah-Leu-Cha, Ain't Misbehavin', Air Mail Special, Airegin, All About Ronnie, All Blues, All Of Me, All Of You, All Or Nothing At All, All The Things You Are, Along Came Betty, Alright, Okay, You Win, Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy), Amazing Grace, Among My Souvenirs, And All That Jazz, Angel Eyes, Another Hairdo, Apple Core, Apple Honey, Aren't You Glad You're You, As Catch Can, Au Privave, Autumn Leaves, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5241b | Songbook | $44.95


Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing Jazz : Accompaniment CD : 884088964313 : 1480367214 : 00124186

Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing Jazz

It's time to jive, swing, scat and more with this great teaching tool for introducing vocal jazz to your younger choirs! This classy collection of jazz favorites features easy voice-leading and supportive accompaniments that make these well-crafted arrangements a breeze to learn. From American jazz legend Louis Armstrong's classic Basin Street Blues to the quirky, jazzy Pink Panther theme by Henry Mancini, young singers will groove to these accessible charts, arranged specifically for young unison voices, with optional harmony for extra jive! The Piano/Vocal Collection offers fully accompanied songs, and the Singer Edition comes in handy paks of ten with vocal parts only. Jazz up your performance with professionally-produced recordings on a separate performance/accompaniment CD. Suggested for grades 4-8.

Songlist: Basin Street Blues, Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, I've Got The World On A String, Java Jive, The Pink Panther, Tuxedo Junction

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2730b | Accompaniment CD | $49.95 | Companian Songbook Available


Alchemy : From Old.. to Blue! : 00  1 CD

Alchemy : From Old.. to Blue!

Pride (and 2003 Champions) of SPEBSQSA's Illinois District, Alchemy has been rising steadily through the Barbershop competition in their quest for the Gold. These 15 songs show us how much this group has polished and refined their sound in the process. "Old St. Louie," "Birth of the Blues," "I Only Have Eyes for You," the very apt "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans," "Dayton, Ohio-1903," the very funny "Mississippi Squirrel Revival," the deathless "Lida Rose" in medley with "Will I Ever Tell You," "Gospel Medley" and "Stars Fell On Alabama" are pure Barbershop entertainment, that play on our heartstrings and nostalgia strings with the best of them. Sweet harmonies, pure ringing chords-this is the good stuff. Enjoy!

Songlist: Old St. Louie, Birth Of The Blues, I Only Have Eyes For You, I Love A Piano, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, I Tried To Forget You In Vain, Basin Street Blues, Dayton, Ohio - 1903, Mississippi Squirrel Revival, To-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby), Naturally, Lida Rose / Will I Ever Tell You, Love Letters, Gospel Medley, Stars Fell On Alabama

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5657c | 1 CD | $12.95 | A Cappella


The Chordettes : Harmony Encores / Your Requests : 00  1 CD : 7430

The Chordettes : Harmony Encores / Your Requests

As this is another two-LPs for the price of one CD, we can hear you say, "Let me guess, they'll love this one too." Bingo! The Chordettes, who we think of as the first great Sweet Adelines group, pioneered women's barbershop singing when there was no such thing, and they did it with class, professionalism and style. "Harmony Encores" was released by Columbia in 1952, and "Sing Your Requests" in 1954, and they contain 23 classics of harmony and arrangement. While finding the original LPs in any kind of condition to play is unlikely, here you get the original master recordings on a CD with pictures of the four women, the original album covers and the original liner notes. From the opening cut, "Carolina Moon," to "Drifting and Dreaming," "Kentucky Babe," "The Anniversary Waltz," "Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie," "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now," "Hello! Ma Baby" and the final cut "Darkness On The Delta," this is Entertainment!

Songlist: Carolina Moon, Basin Street Blues, Floatin' Down To Cotton Town, Drifting And Dreaming , Garden In The Rain, S'posin', The Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi, Kentucky Babe, In The Sweet Long Ago, I'm Drifting Back To Dreamland, Angry, A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet, The Anniversary Waltz, Sentimental Journey, Wait 'Till The Sun Shines, Nellie, They Say It's Wonderful, I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now, For Me And My Gal, I Believe, Down Among The Sheltering Palms, Hello! Ma Baby, Wonderful One, (When It's) Darkness On The Delta

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4494c | 1 CD | $13.98 | Accompanied


Gentlemen's Agreement : Gentlemen's Agreement : 00  1 CD

Gentlemen's Agreement : Gentlemen's Agreement    Out of Print

Though each of the singers who made up the quartet had prior contest singing experience, it is a fact they went from a brand new group to International Champions in just nineteen months. One week after winning they spent three weeks in Viet Nam entertaining the troops for the USO. Part of their vocal appeal, for this reviewer, is the fact that the lead singer, Drayton Justus, had a higher voice than most barbershop leads and the mix of voices has a sweet bell like quality when they hit those ringing chords. They used the finest arrangers of the day such as Renee Craig, Al Rehkop (the tenor of the group), Mo Rector, Greg Backwell, Joni Bescos and Jarmela Speta to whom they pay tribute in song. You'll find twenty-six songs amassing seventy minutes of marvelous music on this recording.

Songlist: One of Those Songs, Back in the Old Routine, Shenandoah, Basin Street Blues, Irish Mother, Dames, Spiritual Medley, O My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose, Try to Remember, Bacharach Medley, Me, She's Making Eyes At Me, Lucky Old Sun, Good Old Days, Just a Cottage Small, Al RehkopMy Wife the Dancer, Love Story, Ring Out the Bells in Dixieland, Hush, If You Love Me, Really Love Me , Everybody Loves a Lover, My Way, Fiddler Medley, How's Every Little Thing in Dixie?, Kansas City Star, I'll Be Seeing You, Big Brass Bed

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5187c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


InDEciSIon : Well--Maybe! : 00  1 CD

InDEciSIon : Well--Maybe!

The first release from In DEciSIon? fits their name. The group just couldn't decide on one musical theme to stick to. Therfore, the decided not to make a decision. As a result, the quartet performs a wide range of a cappella selections, including: doo-wop, gospel, swing, and their bread and butter, classic barbershop. At the recent Harmony Sweepstakes in Atlanta, InDEciSIon? won both the Championship, and the coveted "Audience Favorite Award." Their well blended voices, versatility of style and polished delivery are certain to win you over too. 12 great tracks including our favorites, "Undecided?" and "Basin Street Blues".

Songlist: Undecided?, Let's Get Away From It All, Java Jive, Moonglow, On A Slowboat to China, In the Still of the Night, Basin Street Blues, Lullaby in Ragtime, Ain't Misbehavin', Don't Blame Me, The Band Played On, Bluegrass Gospel Medley

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5493c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


King Sisters : Queens Of Song : 00  1 CD : 348

King Sisters : Queens Of Song

The lovely King Sisters, hailing from Utah, were six in number, though the group usually featured four at a time, allowing for flexibility as family commitments encroached. Having been influenced by the Boswell Sisters, they sought fame and fortune in the early thirties, and began singing with bandleader Horace Heidt. Their success continued into the forties and fifties, as contemporaries of the Andrews and McGuire Sisters, and even into the 1960's, when they had their own television program, "The King Family Show." With their orchestra, conducted by Frank DeVol, the girls produced a slew of close harmony classics, from the wistful ballad, as in "The Day You Came Along" and "I Don't Know Why," to the cheerful "Cielito Linda," "You Made Me Love You" and "Pagan Love Song"; and who could forget "When The Swallows Came Back To Capistrano"? What a trip down memory lane!

Songlist: Memories of You, It's Easy to Remember, When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano, I May Be Wrong, Pagan Love Song, Miss Otis Regrets, I Don't Know Why, Cielito Linda, Basin Street Blues, The Day You Came Along, An Old Guitar and an Old Refrain, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Why Should I Cry Over You, You Made Me Love You, St. Louis Blues, I've Had My Moments, Stars Fell On Alabama, East of the Sun, By the River Sainte Marie, All Of Me, Love is the Thing, Don't Worry 'Bout Me, Stomping at TheSavoy

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5521c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Accompanied


Masters Of Harmony : Showtime : 00  1 CD : Dr. Greg Lyne

Masters Of Harmony : Showtime

All American Barbershop ensemble singing at its finest, this chorus has some sort of compulsion to win gold medals in competition - four golds so far! "Showtime" has a Hollywood film medley and patriotic medley - both arranged by then-director Dr. Greg Lyne - as well as a line-up of barbershop "hits" that don't quit. "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Old St Louie," and "Basin St. Blues" (the latter featuring the Masters Of Dixieland Band, who will convert the most cantankerous skeptic to the virtues of the saxophone), are just a few. Though over 140 in number, the Masters nonetheless are as one voice, one breath.

Songlist: Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Floatin' Down to Cotton Town, Miss You, Old St. Louie, Basin Street Blues, The Mardi Gras March, Old Fashioned Girl in a Gingham Gown, Patriotic Medley, When Day Is Done / Mississippi Mud, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, I Believe, Hollywood Film Medley

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5120c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Masters Of Harmony : California Gold Rush : 00  1 CD

Masters Of Harmony : California Gold Rush

On July 6, 1996, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the MOH chorus, under the direction of Dr. Greg Lyne, captured first place gold medals in SPEBSQSA's International Chorus Competition for the third straight time. In addition, Nightlife, a quartet from the ranks of the chorus, won the gold in the International Quartet Contest. The Santa Fe Springs, CA-based group took home all the gold there was to be had, and these 13 great tunes show us why: "All Aboard for Dixie Land," "Brother Can You Spare A Dime," "Whatever Happened to Melody," "Porgy and Bess Medley," "Love Is A Many Spendored Thing," "Ragtime Medley," "Alexander's Band Medley," "Just A Kid Named Joe," "My Romance," "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," "Basin Street Blues," "'Cross The Mason-Dixon Line" and "Love Me And The World Is Mine." Powerful, smooth, prize-winning stuff from the Masters!

Songlist: All Aboard for Dixie Land, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, Whatever Happened to Melody?, Porgy And Bess Medley, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, Ragtime Medley, Alexander's Band Medley, Just a Kid Named Joe, My Romance, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, Basin Street Blues, 'Cross the Mason-Dixon Line, Love Me, And the World Is Mine

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5123c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Nightlife : Basin St Blues : 00  1 CD

Nightlife : Basin St Blues

Let us have Dr. Greg Lyne tell you about the voices of Nightlife. "Brett (Littlefield) possesses one of the most resonant, rich bass voices you're ever going to hear, which contributes to the depth so characteristic of the Nightlife sound. Jeff's (Baker) voice brings the glue and dignity to the composite sound that all outstanding quartets seek. John's (Sasine) voice is unusually free and agile, which is also the key to the quartet's individually of expression. Finally, it is the color and presence found in Rob's tenor voice that contributes the sheen to this foursome's distinctive sound." True, true. Now listen to "Creole Cutie," "Route 66," "Beautiful Dreamer" (beautiful!), "Smile" and another eleven songs. Celebrate their Championship with them!

Songlist: 'Cross the Mason-Dixon Line, Creole Cutie, Stars Fell on Alabama, Route 66, Beautiful Dreamer, It Must Be That Look in Her Eyes/Them There Eyes Medley, It Never Occured to Me, Rhythm Medley, You're As Welcome As the Flowers in May, This Is My Lucky Day/Luck Be A Lady Tonight Medley, Basin Street Blues, I Love You For Sentimental Reasons, Sailin' Away on the Henry Clay, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Smile

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5083c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Saturday Evening Post : 2nd Edition : 00  1 CD

Saturday Evening Post : 2nd Edition

2nd Edition showcases each individual voice in the Saturday Evening Post quartet. Scott, Allen, Chris and Bobby continue to bring a diversity of style, heart and creativity with a wonderful blend of barbershop. The variations include art songs, swing songs, Broadway songs and Swedish folk songs. 2001 marked the fourth consecutive year that Saturday Evening Post was a featured performer at the Bolton Landing Barbershop Festival. This is a testament to the strength of the group. Album favorites include "Kom Du Ljuva" (Swedish Traditional), "Saturday is the Loneliest Night of the Week" and "And So It's Over."

Songlist: Anything Goes, Basin Street Blues, I Thought About You, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), On My Own From "Les MiserablesRich Hasty, Bring Him Home From "Les Miserables" , Saturday Night Is The Lonliest Night Of The Week, Kom Du Ljuva (Swedish Traditional), Fading Like A Flower, Smile, I Heard You Singing, Give Me A Barbershop Song, And So It's Over, Oh Canada - National Anthem Of Canada

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5498c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Tom Anderson : <span style="color:red;">Basin Street Blues</span> - Parts CD : Voicetrax CD : 884088219291 : 08748343

Tom Anderson : Basin Street Blues - Parts CD

Recorded by American jazz legend Louis Armstrong here is a great teaching tool for introducing blues styles to your younger choirs. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed 2-Part VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:25.

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Performed by Louis Armstrong | 2016p | Voicetrax CD | $24.95


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Basin Street Blues : SATB : Moses Hogan : Spencer Williams  : Voicetrax CD : 08740660 : 073999216783 : 0634079166

Moses Hogan : Basin Street Blues

Available separately: the first time in print, this skilled arrangement was written early in Hogan's career. Showcase a great soloist and your choir on your next concert. Performance Time: Approx. 5:00.

Arranger: Moses Hogan | Composer: Spencer Williams

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740660


Basin Street Blues : SAB : Tom Anderson : Spencer Williams  : Louis Armstrong : Sheet Music : 08748341 : 884088219277

Tom Anderson : Basin Street Blues

Recorded by American jazz legend, Louis Armstrong, here is a great teaching tool for introducing blues styles to your younger choirs. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:25.

Arranger: Tom Anderson | Composer: Spencer Williams Performed By: Louis Armstrong

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748341 | Voicetrax CD Available


Basin Street Blues : 2-Part : Tom Anderson : Spencer Williams  : Sheet Music : 08748342 : 884088219284

Tom Anderson : Basin Street Blues

Recorded by American jazz legend, Louis Armstrong, here is a great teaching tool for introducing blues styles to your younger choirs. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:25.

Arranger: Tom Anderson | Composer: Spencer Williams

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748342 | Voicetrax CD Available

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