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I Wish You Love

Music by Hoagy Carmichael

This song was first recorded by the French female singer Lucienne Boyer in 1942. Second recorded by the French crooner Roland Gerbeau in February 1943. Charles Trenet recorded his own version in July 1943.

It was used extensively in the François Truffaut film Stolen Kisses (1968), its French title, Baisers volés, having been taken from the song's lyrics. The song was also used in the films "Iris" (2001), "Something's Gotta Give" (2003) and "Ces amours-là" (2010).

The song is best known to English-speaking audiences as "I Wish You Love", with new lyrics by American composer and lyricist, Albert Askew Beach (1924- 1997): introduced in 1957 by Keely Smith as the title cut of her solo debut album, I Wish You Love would become one of Smith's signature songs. Smith's debut album otherwise consisted of standards: she would recall: "[when] we sat down to select the songs [record producer] Voyle Gilmore...played a bunch of standards [then] said: 'I want to play you a really pretty French song...it won't mean nothing and you won't do it in the album but I just thought I'd play it for you' and he played 'I Wish You Love'. So, at the end of him playing all these songs...I said: 'Babe, I'll sing any 11 songs y'all want me to but I want to sing 'I Wish You Love'."

It has since become a musical standard, with many other recordings. Gloria Lynne's 1963 recording for the Everest label reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964, also top #10 on the Easy Listening chart (edited from the Hot 100), and #3 on Cashbox Magazine's R&B chart (Billboard did not publish standard R&B listings during 1964)

    Release Date: 1942


I Wish You Love

I Wish You Love

Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Wonderful for building phrasing and blend!

Voicing: SATB


I Wish You Love

I Wish You Love

Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Wonderful for building phrasing and blend!

Voicing: SAB


I Wish You Love

I Wish You Love

Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Wonderful for building phrasing and blend!

Voicing: SSA



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Roger Emerson : A Cappella Standards : Performance kit : 888680675622 : 1540040259 : 00231195

Roger Emerson : A Cappella Standards

This collection delivers plenty of musical flair at a value! Perform these popular pop and jazz classics arranged for a cappella voices and use as a curriculum with your vocal jazz group. And there's more! Purchase the 12-Pak and receive a code to access demo and learning tracks online through My Library. Includes: Here's That Rainy Day, I Wish You Love, Imagine, In My Life, My Funny Valentine, Never My Love, Over the Rainbow, Vincent (Starry Starry Night).

Songlist: Imagine, In My Life, Here's That Rainy Day, I Wish You Love, My Funny Valentine, Never My Love, Over The Rainbow, Vincent (Starry Starry Night)

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41227b | Performance kit | $69.95


Roger Emerson : A Cappella Standards : SATB : 01 Songbook : 888680662431 : 00212534

Roger Emerson : A Cappella Standards

This collection delivers plenty of musical flair at a value! Perform these popular pop and jazz classics arranged for a cappella voices and use as a curriculum with your vocal jazz group. And there's more! Purchase the 12-Pak and receive a code to access demo and learning tracks online through My Library.

Songlist: Imagine, In My Life, Here's That Rainy Day, I Wish You Love, My Funny Valentine, Never My Love, Over The Rainbow, Vincent (Starry Starry Night)

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Voicing: SATB | 4476b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Standards in Harmony : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Standards in Harmony

"Unchained Melody" - This timeless ballad is simply breathtaking! Perfect for concert groups or pop ensembles, this is an arrangement will become a staple in your repertoire. "I Wish You Love" features two special soloists in this stunning a cappella arrangement that will work equally well for a large concert choir of smaller jazz or pop ensemble. Smooth legato lines and rich harmonies will create a breathtaking moment in performance! "Skylark" - Display beauty of tone and the deep emotion inherent in the lyrics of this contemporary a cappella setting of the Hoagy Carmichael/Johhny Mercer standard. Challenging, but impressive! "Last Night When We Were Young" - The splendor of falling in love is perfectly rendered in this stunning ballad that will create a moment of sheer breathtaking beauty in concert. This challenging setting explores the full palette of harmony and offers interesting contrasts in dynamics and texture.

Songlist: My Funny Valentine, Unchained Melody, I Wish You Love, Skylark

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Voicing: SATB | 7108b | Sheet Music | $7.50 | A Cappella


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 : Cabaret Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999904888 : 0793500869 : 00490488

Various Composers : Cabaret Songbook

Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue - a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting at tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance being introduced by a master of ceremonies, or MC. Here are 54 essential cabaret classics.

Songlist: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, Ain't Misbehavin, All By Myself, And All That Jazz, Another Op'nin' Another Show, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, As Long As He Needs Me, Being Alive, The Best Is Yet to Come, Blame It On My Youth, Cabaret, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Comedy Tonight, Comes Love, Copacabana (At The Copa), Everything's Coming Up Roses, From This Moment On, How High The Moon, I Am What I Am, I Believe In You, I Wanna Be Loved By You, I Wish You Love, I'd Do Anything, I'll Be Seeing You, I'm Beginning to See the Light, I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People), I've Got You Under My Skin, I've Got Your Number, It's All Right With Me, The Lady is a Tramp, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5136b | Songbook | $19.95


Cambridge Chord Company : All The Right Moves : 00  1 CD : Paul Davies

Cambridge Chord Company : All The Right Moves

"Moves" is the second CD by 1999-2000 champion British Barbershop chorus CCC, and it gets off on the right foot with a hilarious "Mother-In-Law Medley" that puts new words and meanings to "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," "Our Love Is Here to Stay" and "Hello Mother, Hello Father." 13 winning tunes follow, some favorites: the classic "Blue Velvet," "Just A Cottage Small," "Here's That Rainy Day," "Sunday Medley," "All the Things You Are," "Blue Shadows on the Trail," the folk hit "Today" (While the Blossoms Still Cling to the Vine), "I Wish You Love," the Motown hit "My Girl," and "Last Laugh Medley." We like to think of CCC as the "Little David" chorus, 40 guys outsinging choruses 2 or 3 times their size. "Moves" is great entertainment by a very special Barbershop chorus from Britain!

Songlist: Mother-In-Law Medley, Blue Velvet, Just A Cottage Small, Here's That Rainy Day, I Only Have Eyes for You, Sunday Medley, All the Things You Are, Blue Shadows on the Trail, Today (While the Blossoms Still Cling to the Vine), Running Scared, I Wish You Love, My Girl, Skye Boat Song, Last Laugh Medley

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5407c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Coastline Show Chorus : Imagine : 00  1 CD : Gail Jencik

Coastline Show Chorus : Imagine

Founded in Rhode Island in 1995 with a dozen new, enthusiastic singers, the Coastline Show Chorus has added over 100 experienced singers from ages 13 to 70ish. It has also climbed up into the heady air of elite Sweet Adelines choruses. Led by Master Director Gail Jencik to a 4th place finish in 2007, and a 7th place finish in 2009, it's clear from the photos in the liner notes and on Coastline's website how much fun this group is having on stage, and how much they are into cool costumes! There are 13 songs here, some favorites are "Witchcraft, "Imagine," "I Will Survive," "Makin' Whoopee" (sung with the Narragansett Boys Chorus), the brilliant "Hooked on the Classics," "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm," "Name in Lights" and the hilarious live cut from International competition, "Ed Sullivan Medley." Lots of great harmonies and big fun stuff here!

Songlist: I Love a Piano, Witchcraft, Imagine, I Wish You Love, I Will Survive, Good Bye World, Makin Whoopee, Hooked on the Classics, America the Beautiful/Let Freedom Ring, How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm, If the Rest of the World Don't Want You, Name in Lights, Ed Sullivan Medley

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2780c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


The Drifters : Save The Last Dance For Me / The Good life : 00  1 CD : 6417

The Drifters : Save The Last Dance For Me / The Good life

Two classic Atlantic albums from '61 and '65, featuring some of the Drifters' biggest hits-including 'Save the Last Dance for Me; Some Kind of Wonderful; I Count the Tears; Sweets for My Sweet; Please Stay; Saturday Night at the Movies; Mexican Divorce; Tonight; Temptation', and more. 24 tracks, over an hour of music!

Songlist: Save The Last Dance For Me, I Count The Tears, Somebody New Dancin' With You, Jackpot, No Sweet Lovin', Sweets For My Sweet, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Sweets For My Sweet, Mexican Divorce, Some Kind Of Wonderful, When My Little Girl Is Smilin', Please Stay, Nobody But Me, Room Full Of Tears, Quando Quando Quando, On The Street Where You Live, I Wish You Love, Tonight, More, What Kind Of Fool Am I, The Good Life, Desafindo, As Long As She Needs Me, Who Can I Turn To, Saturday Night At The Movies, Temption

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8296c | 1 CD | $12.98


Fanatix : Up A Tree : 00  1 CD

Fanatix : Up A Tree    Out of Print

Always very entertaining the 2002 Queens of Harmony are clearly enjoying themselves on this latest release and the listener will most certainly join in the fun. Why this release is called "Up A Tree" we are not quite sure but going by the photos on the CD they seem to be having a fine old time well - up a tree.. We really enjoyed this recording with voices fit for royalty and arrangements by all of the greats including Brian Beck, Greg Volk and Clay Hine.

Songlist: Make 'Em Laugh, They Didn't Believe Me , Somethin' Gotta Give, Anything Can Happen, Roll On Mississippi Roll, Royal Garden Blues, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), Country Girls, I'm Glad There Is You, Move Me, O Wondrous Music, When The Saints Go Marchin' In, A House Is Not A Home, I Wish You Love, If I Had My Way, There's No Business Like Show Business, I Wish I Love You Reprise

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5756c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


The Singers Unlimited : The Complete A Cappella Sessions : 00  2 CDs

The Singers Unlimited : The Complete A Cappella Sessions    Out of Print

It doesn't get any better than this! After years of being available only on the box set here is a 2 CD release of all 33 a cappella recordings (not including Christmas) of quite probably the best vocal jazz group ever. The arrangements of Gene Puerling are simply exquisite and his ability to transform a song to completely new heights is astounding. We carry many thousands of a cappella CDs and this release is, in our opinion, the most essential CD for the collection of any serious fan of a cappella music!

Songlist: Both Sides Now , London By Night, Here, There And Everywhere, Lullabye, Michelle, The Fool On The Hill, Emily, Since You Asked, More I Cannot Wish You, Try To Remember, Clair, Killing Me Softly with His Song, Yesterday, My Romance, Lost In The Stars, April In Paris, Girl Talk, Nature Boy, I Don't Know Where I Stand, Autumn In New York, Like Someone In Love, Indian Summer, Anything Goes, The Way We Were, One More Time Chuck Corea, Sweet Lorraine, Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, Someone To Light Up My Life, Love Is Here To Stay, The Entertainer, and more

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7612c | 2 CDs | $29.95 | A Cappella


Sound Celebration : Sound Celebration : 00  1 CD

Sound Celebration : Sound Celebration

The two men and two women of Binghamton, NY-based Sound Celebration are members of the Mixed Harmony Barbershop Quartet Association and have been ringing chords for three and a half years. Besides barbershop, their repertoire includes country, blues, folk, spiritual, modern harmonies and doo-wop. A highlight of 2002 was a second-place finish in the Buckeye Invitational Mixed Quartet Contest in Columbus, Ohio, and in 2003 they won it all! In this, SC's first CD we hear 13 great barbershop tunes: the title tune, "Basin Street Blues, "Home on the Range," "Anytime," "I Can Dream, Can't I?," "Lullabye in Ragtime," "You Needed Me," "The Glory of Love," "I Wish You Love," "In The Still of the Night," the Gershwins' classic "Summertime," "What A Wonderful World" and "Gospel Medley." We like the whole idea of mixed barbershop groups and competitions, and SC is one of the great ones, singing with spirit and joy in the music; bending and ringing a barbershop chord with the best of them!

Songlist: Sound Celebration, Basin Street Blues , Home on the Range, Anytime, I Can Dream, Can't I, Lullabye in Ragtime, You Needed Me, The Glory of Love, I Wish You Love, In the Still of the Night, Summertime, What a Wonderful World, Gospel Medley

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5602c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Chaka Khan : Great Women Singers of the 20th Century : Solo : DVD : 032031299993 : KUL2999DVD

Chaka Khan : Great Women Singers of the 20th Century

Chaka Khan has been singing for 35 years. The multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning singer began her career in the early 1970s with the pre-imminent funk group Rufus. A beautiful and dynamic vocalist, Chaka was raised on Chicago's South Side. She began her career as a solo artist interestingly, singing jazz. Her fame however, came with contemporary solo funk hits like "I Feel For You" and the classic "I'm Every Woman," which she successfully recorded 10 years before Whitney Houston's cover version. This 1992 live performance at New York's famed jazz club The Blue Note, finds Chaka in the musical environment in which she has always felt most creative. In great voice and surrounded by five talented jazzmen, she performs a rare catalog of songs closely associated wit jazz. Several of which cannot be found on her recordings. She sings the Ellington/Strayhorn "Take The 'A' Train," Rodgers and Hart's "My Funny Valentine," plus "Summertime" and "I Loves You Porgy" from Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess.

Songlist: Intro: Them There Eyes, I Wish You Love, I Loves You Porgy, High Wire, The Aerialist, My Funny Valentine, Carrie, Summertime, Alfie, All of Me

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Voicing: Solo | 5876dvd | DVD | $19.99


Individual Folios

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I Wish You Love : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Hoagy Carmichael : DVD : 00154615 : 888680101916

Kirby Shaw : I Wish You Love

Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Wonderful for building phrasing and blend!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154615 | Showtrax CD Available


I Wish You Love : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Hoagy Carmichael : Sheet Music : 00154616 : 888680101923

Kirby Shaw : I Wish You Love

Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Wonderful for building phrasing and blend!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154616 | Showtrax CD Available


I Wish You Love : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Hoagy Carmichael : Sheet Music : 00154617 : 888680101930

Kirby Shaw : I Wish You Love

Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Wonderful for building phrasing and blend!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154617 | Showtrax CD Available


I Wish You Love : SATB : Steve Zegree : Hoagy Carmichael : Sheet Music : 08749749 : 884088325473

Steve Zegree : I Wish You Love

Feature two special soloists in this stunning a cappella arrangement that will work equally well for a large concert choir of smaller jazz or pop ensemble. Smooth legato lines and rich harmonies will create a breathtaking moment in performance!

Arranger: Steve Zegree | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749749


I Wish You Love : SATB : Ed Lojeski : Hoagy Carmichael : Sheet Music : 08753851 : 884088601362

Ed Lojeski : I Wish You Love

This song composed almost 70 years ago in France has become a jazz standard, performed and recorded by the most notable artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This ballad setting captures a quasi-classical feel and a suggestion of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:55.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08753851 | Showtrax CD Available


I Wish You Love : SAB : Ed Lojeski : Hoagy Carmichael : Sheet Music : 08753852 : 884088601379

Ed Lojeski : I Wish You Love

This song composed almost 70 years ago in France has become a jazz standard, performed and recorded by the most notable artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This ballad setting captures a quasi-classical feel and a suggestion of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, that gives it a nostalgic quality and the hope that the audience might find bluebirds in the spring and in their hearts a song to sing. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:55.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08753852 | Showtrax CD Available


I Wish You Love : SSA : Ed Lojeski : Hoagy Carmichael : Sheet Music : 08753853 : 884088601386

Ed Lojeski : I Wish You Love

This song composed almost 70 years ago in France has become a jazz standard, performed and recorded by the most notable artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This ballad setting captures a quasi-classical feel and a suggestion of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, that gives it a nostalgic quality and the hope that the audience might find bluebirds in the spring and in their hearts a song to sing. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:55.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08753853 | Showtrax CD Available

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