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Nature Boy

Music by Eden Ahbez

Originally Performed by Nat King Cole

"Nature Boy" is a song first recorded by American jazz singer Nat King Cole. It was released on March 29, 1948, as a single by Capitol Records, and later appeared on the album, The Nat King Cole Story. The song was written in 1947 by eden ahbez and is partly autobiographical. It is a tribute to ahbez's mentor Bill Pester, who had originally introduced him to Naturmensch and Lebensreform philosophies, which ahbez practiced. When Cole was performing in 1947 at the Lincoln Theater, ahbez wanted to present the song to him, but was ignored. He left the copy with Cole's valet, and from him the singer came to know of "Nature Boy". After receiving appreciation for his performance of the song, Cole wanted to record it but needed consent from the writer. Eventually, he tracked down ahbez.

    Release Date: 1948


Nature Boy

Nature Boy

First recorded by Nat King Cole and since covered by countless pop and jazz singers and ensembles and used in multiple movies, here is a really cool arrangement in an easy Bossa groove. With a beautiful section for scat singing, well supported by the ensemble, and multiple soloists featured, this chart works for medium to advanced vocal jazz ensembles.

Voicing: SATB



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Celine Dion : A New Day Has Come : Solo : Songbook : 654979041344  : 00-0682B

Celine Dion : A New Day Has Come

Celine Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer, occasional songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. Born to a large, impoverished family in Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband Rene Angelil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. In 1990, she released the anglophone album Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world. This album-matching folio features eight pages of beautiful, full-color art and photos.

Songlist: At Last, Aun Existe Amor, Goodbye's (The Saddest Word), The Greatest Reward, Have You Ever Been in Love , I Surrender, I'm Alive, Nature Boy, A New Day Has Come , A New Day Has Come (radio remix) , Prayer, Rain, Tax (It's Inevitable), Right in Front of You, Sorry for Love, Ten Days, When the Wrong One Loves You Right

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Celine Dion | 5403b | Songbook | $21.95 | PVG


Steve Rawlins : Jazz Ballads For Singers - Womens Edition : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 073999761238 : 0634064568 : 00740258

Steve Rawlins : Jazz Ballads For Singers - Womens Edition

15 essential standards have been given new arrangements tailor-made for singers, with alternative jazz chord changes, complete verses, introductions and singer-flattering endings. This book is in a traditional jazz format designed for improvising accompaniments, with melody line, lyrics and chords in a handwritten music engraving style. Traditional chord changes are also included, along with the alternative chords in Steve Rawlins' creative arrangements. Keys in the Women's Edition are in a generally lower range, as is customary for this style of music. The Men's Edition keys are in a medium range. Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Songlist: Autumn in New York , Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans , Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, I Could Write a Book , I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), It Might as Well Be Spring , Just One More Chance , Lush Life , Manhattan , My Romance , Nature Boy , The Nearness of You, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square , Solitude , Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

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Voicing: Solo | 9040b | Songbook & Online Audio | $19.95 | Voice with Jazz Combo


Various : Scat Omnibook : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088952396 : 1480355623 : 00122426

Various : Scat Omnibook

Instrumentalists, get ready for some fun. For the first time ever, you can play the exact lines as scatted by some of the greatest jazz legends of all time: Karrin Allyson, Louis Armstrong, Ann Hampton Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Roberta Gamarini, Dianne Reeves, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan, and more! Of course singers can get in on the fun, too, with this unique songbook. Omnibooks are comprehensive collections featuring the most accurate note-for-note transcriptions right from the recordings and are spiral-bound for easy usability. They also include chord symbols, metronome markings and record information. This Scat Omnibook features 74 arrangements of 63 songs exactly as they were recorded. Includes an artist index and introduction on the history of scat vocals.

Songlist: You'll Have To Swing It, West Coast Blues, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Air Mail Special, All Blues, All Of Me, Centerpiece, From This Moment On, All God's Chillun Got Rhythm, Nature Boy, Clementine, Schulie A Bop, St. Louis Blues, Bernie's Tune, Billie's Bounce (Bill's Bounce), Blue Skies, Bluesette, Body And Soul, Honeysuckle Rose, Stolen Moments, Bli Blip, Just Friends, There Will Never Be Another You, Suddenly In Walked Bud, Crazy Rhythm, Dinah, Sing, Sing, Sing, I Got Rhythm, Flat Foot Floogee, Flying Home, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2997b | Songbook & CD | $19.95


Various : 151 of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever : Solo : Songbook : 888680925482 : 1540048292 : 00291051

Various : 151 of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever

This huge songbook (672 pages!) features 151 standards that every musician should know! Each song is arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Songs include: All the Things You Are - At Last - Bridge over Troubled Water - City of Stars - Constant Craving - Crazy - Gabriel's Oboe - Hallelujah - Imagine - La Vie En Rose (Take Me to Your Heart Again) - My Heart Will Go on (Love Theme from 'Titanic') - Over the Rainbow - Perfect - River Flows in You - Shallow - Somewhere - Summertime - This Is Me - Time After Time - Wonderful Tonight - You Raise Me Up - and more. Listen to a Spotify playlist of all the songs from this book!

Songlist: Easy Living, Open Arms, Crazy, Good Night, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Believe, Beautiful In My Eyes, You Belong To Me, Beauty And The Beast, The Colour Of My Love, At Last, Gabriel's Oboe, The Rose, Time After Time, Sway, Faithfully, If, Perfect, Hello, All I Ask Of You, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Change The World, Someone Like You, All Of Me, The Tracks Of My Tears, Ooo Baby Baby, Best Of My Love, All The Things You Are, All The Way, Somewhere, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 70728b | Songbook | $32.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : Crooners : Solo : Songbook : 884088274979 : 1423463668 : 00311819

Various Arrangers : Crooners

Your audience will swoon over these 84 standards crooned by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Mel Tormé and others. Includes: Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive - Bewitched - Blue Velvet - Chances Are - Georgia on My Mind - I've Got the World on a String - Lazy River - Misty - Mona Lisa - The Nearness of You - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - There Is No Greater Love - When I Fall in Love - and dozens more. Includes a title index, artist index, and a great section of photos and bios of each featured artist.

Songlist: I Believe, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, I'm Walking Behind You (Look Over Your Shoulder), If, Wish You Were Here, Till The End Of Time, Rockin' Chair, Chances Are, Alright, Okay, You Win, Nature Boy, Night Song, Cry, Change Partners, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Baby (You've Got What It Takes), Candy, There Is No Greater Love, Bewitched, Beyond The Sea, Learnin' The Blues, Just Walking In The Rain, Blue Velvet, Body And Soul, Mr. Lonely, It's Just A Matter Of Time, Careless Hands, Mona Lisa, Cheek To Cheek, The Christmas Song, My Foolish Heart, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2491b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : Singers Book Of Jazz Standards (Mens Edition) : Solo : Songbook : 073999442724 : 0634049674 : 00740209

Various Arrangers : Singers Book Of Jazz Standards (Mens Edition)

All fifty arrangements of jazz standards in this book are written in a single line "fake book" or "lead sheet" format. However, they are not just the standard renditions of the songs. All are custom arrangements, logical suggestions for repeated sections, and simple but stylish song endings. The chords below the lines are the traditional harmonies. The chords above the line are more advanced, alternate harmonies. A musician using these arrangements may use just one set of these chord changes, or a mixture of them within a song.

Songlist: All or Nothing at All, Alright, Okay, You Win, Autumn in New York, Body and Soul, But Beatufiul, Cheek to Cheek, Day by Day, Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me, Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Fly Me To The Moon, The Frim Fram Sauce, Gee Baby, Aint I Good to You, Have You met Miss Joses?, Hello, Young Lovers, Honeysuckle Rose, I Could White a Book, I Get Along Without You Very Well, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), I'm Beginning to See the Light, I've Got My Love to keep Me Warm, I've Got the World on a String, I've Got You Under My Skin, It Might As Well Be Spring, Just One More Chance, The Late Late Show, Lean Baby, Lost Mind, Lush life, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 9046b | Songbook | $17.95 | Accompanied


Various Arrangers : Jazz Tracks for Singers - Men's Edition : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 073999871029 : 0634060708 : 00740243

Various Arrangers : Jazz Tracks for Singers - Men's Edition

15 songs in custom arrangements for singers. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Songlist: Alright, Okay, You Win, Body and Soul, Cheek to Cheek, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Fly Me To The Moon, The Frim Fram Sauce, Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You, I've Got the World on a String, I've Got You Under My Skin, Lean Baby, Nature Boy, Route 66, When Sunny Gets Blue, Witchcraft, You Took Advantage of Me,

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Voicing: Solo | 9051b | Songbook & Online Audio | $24.95 | Voice with Jazz Combo


Various Arrangers : Singer's Book of Jazz Standards - Women's Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999602517 : 0634049666 : 00740208

Various Arrangers : Singer's Book of Jazz Standards - Women's Edition

50 Essential Jazz Standards from the repertoir of the greatest artists in New, Custom, Vocal Arrangements and singer-Friendly Keys with Traditional and Alternate Chord Changes.

Songlist: All Or Nothing, Alright Okay You Win, Autumn In New York, Black Coffee, Body And Soul, But Beautiful, Come Rain or Come Shine, Day By Day, Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Fever, Fine And Mellow, Fly Me To The Moon, The Frim Fram Sauce, Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You, Good Morning Heartache, Hello, Young Lovers, HoneySuckle Rose, I Could Write A Book, I Get Along With You Very Well, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), I'm Beginning to See the Light, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, It Might As Well Be Spring, Just One More Chance, The Late Late Show, Lost Mind, Lush Life, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 9410b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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Nature Boy : SATB : Paris Rutherford : Eden Ahbez : Nat King Cole : Songbook : 00262856 : 888680728281

Paris Rutherford : Nature Boy

First recorded by Nat King Cole and since covered by countless pop and jazz singers and ensembles and used in multiple movies, here is a really cool arrangement in an easy Bossa groove. With a beautiful section for scat singing, well supported by the ensemble, and multiple soloists featured, this chart works for medium to advanced vocal jazz ensembles.

Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: Eden Ahbez Performed By: Nat King Cole

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00262856 | Showtrax CD Available

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