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Music by Terry Melcher and Mike Love

Originally Performed by The Beach Boys

"Kokomo" is a song written by John Phillips, Scott McKenzie, Mike Love, and Terry Melcher and recorded by American rock band the Beach Boys. Its lyrics describe two lovers taking a trip to a relaxing place on an island off the Florida Keys, Kokomo. It was released as a single on July 18, 1988, by Elektra Records and became a No. 1 Hit in the United States, Japan, and Australia (where it topped for about two months). The single was released to coincide with the release of Roger Donaldson's film Cocktail, and its subsequent soundtrack.

    Release Date: 1988

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various Arrangers : Barbershop Beach Boys : TTBB : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : Barbershop Beach Boys

The sweet harmonies of the Beach Boys are so perfect for close harmony arrangements in the barbershop style. This collection feature some of Brian Wilson's finest songs arranged by some of barbershop's top arrangers. What a great combination!

Songlist: Surfer Girl, Kokomo, In My Room, Beach Boys Medley

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Voicing: TTBB | Performed by The Beach Boys | 4591b | Sheet Music Collection | $14.50 | A Cappella

The Beach Boys : The Beach Boys Anthology : Solo : Songbook : 073999064339 : 0634032453 : 00306433

The Beach Boys : The Beach Boys Anthology

The Beach Boys are an American rock band. Formed in 1961, the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of cars and surfing. Brian Wilson's growing creative ambitions later transformed them into a more artistically innovative group that earned critical praise and influenced many later musicians.

Songlist: All Summer Long, Barbara Ann, Be True To Your School, California Girls, Caroline, No, Catch A Wave, Dance, Dance, Dance, Darlin', Do It Again, Do You Want To Dance?, Don't Back Down, Don't Worry Baby, 409, Fun, Fun, Fun, Girls On The Beach, God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, Heroes And Villains, I Get Around, In My Room, It's OK, Keep An Eye On Summer, Kokomo, Little Deuce Coupe, The Little Girl I Once Knew, Little Honda, Little Saint Nick, Pet Sounds, Please Let Me Wonder, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by The Beach Boys | 5311b | Songbook | $22.95 ON SALE $19.95 | PVG

King's Singers : Circle Of Life : 1 CD : 74321389262-7 : 74321389262

King's Singers : Circle Of Life

With the subtitle of "close-harmony arrangements of timeless songs from famous movies," "Circle Of Life" contains orchestrated versions of well-known themes, such as "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Everything I Do, I Do For You" and "I Will Always Love You." Recorded in Holland in 1996 (with the exception of "Kokomo," the Beach Boys song that appeared on "Spirit Voices"), and therefore available only on import, some of the arrangements are innocuous, while others, such as "Live And Let Die" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" are merely unlikely. An a cappella version of "The Rose," from the film of the same name, is the CD's winner by a landslide.

Songlist: Circle of Life, Kiss From a Rose, Kokomo, Wind Beneath My WIngs, It Had to Be You, Live and Let Die, The Time of My Life, I Heard IT Through the Grapevine, Everything I Do, I Do It for You, The Rose, I Will Always Love You, Groovy Kind of Love

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Performed by King's Singers | 6126c | 1 CD | $9.95 | Primarily a cappella

UR2Kam : A Cappella : 1 CD

UR2Kam : A Cappella

UR2KAM is Simo Breede, baritone, his brother Tanel Breede, bass, Markus Leppoja, 1st tenor, and Mart Loite, 2nd tenor, and they are young, good-looking barbershop-doo-woppers from Estonia (please no "Estonia when you're driving in your car" jokes!). The liner notes are in Estonian, so we don't know what UR2KAM means, only that the group does all their own very mellow arrangements. There are a number of western pop covers here, sung in cutely-accented English; among our favorites: Jimmy Buffett's "Kokomo," "Sloop John B," "Sealed With A Kiss," "Hooked On A Feeling," "Blue Moon," "Ave Maria," and "Amazing Grace"-which highlights Tanel's smooth, powerful bass. Not in English, but spirited and entertaining: "Paula, sul on poisipea," "Labi saju," Jahikoera armuulg," and "Rajalaul." The CD is fresh and sweet-the guys have a lot of talent, and this is an excellent first effort for them!

Songlist: Intro, K-K-K-Katy, Kokomo, Blue Moon, My Special Prayer, Sealed With A Kiss, Hooked on a Feeling, Paula, sul on poisipea, Ave Maria, Labi saju, Sloop John B, Amazing Grace, Jahikoera armuulg, Rahalaul

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2911c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Individual Folios

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Kokomo : TTBB : Brian Harding : The Beach Boys : 1 CD : 212050

Brian Harding : Kokomo

"Off the Florida Keys, there's a place called Kokomo. That's where you want to go to get away from it all." Sounds like a great idea. Get yourself and your audience in the mood for a Caribbean vacation with this Beach Boy classic.

Arranger: Brian Harding Performed By: The Beach Boys

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $4.00 | A Cappella |

Kokomo : SATB : Mark Brymer : Terry Melcher : The Beach Boys : Sheet Music : 08638261 : 073999837186

Mark Brymer : Kokomo

(Brymer) SATB

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composers: Terry Melcher and Mike Love Performed By: The Beach Boys

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08638261
Other Voicings: SAB

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