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People Get Ready

Music by Curtis Mayfield

Originally Performed by Curtis Mayfield

"People Get Ready" is a 1965 single by the Impressions, and the title track from the People Get Ready album. The single is the group's best-known hit, reaching number-three on the Billboard R&B Chart and number 14 on the Billboard Pop Chart. The gospel-influenced track was a Curtis Mayfield composition that displayed the growing sense of social and political awareness in his writing.

    Release Date: 1965
2011 - Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes Best Original Arrangement

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Charles Beale and Steve Milloy : Popular Voiceworks : Songbook & 1 CD : 9780193435568 : 9780193435568

Charles Beale and Steve Milloy : Popular Voiceworks

Popular Voiceworks is a fabulous collection of jazzy and popular songs in the practical Voiceworks format, with scorings from unison to four parts. Including new arrangements of popular favourites, as well as exciting new songs in a range of styles, this is a fantastic resource for singing groups of all ages.

Songlist: SECTION 1: GETTING MOVING, Swing Time!, You Gotta Move, Take Me To The Water, My Man's Gone Now, People Get Ready, 'Deed I Do, Me Ol' Bamboo, Little One, Take Me to the Funk, This Little Light of Mine, Gitika, SECTION 2: MOVING ON, Introduction and Practical Exercises, He's Gone Away, They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love, I Want Your Love, Silent Night, Dancin' Till the Blues Are Gone, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Sweet Tea, Song Without Words, Don't Let the Door Hitcha, I'm Not Your Pet, SECTION 3: SHOWSTOPPERS, Come What May, Pages, Comedy Tonight, Hot Hot Hot, Dancing in the Street, and more

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6869b | Songbook & 1 CD | $49.95

Gitika Partington : Community Voiceworks : Songbook & CD : 9780193390799 : 9780193390799

Gitika Partington : Community Voiceworks

Community Voiceworks is an unrivalled collection of fun, reflective, empowering, and moving songs in the practical Voiceworks format. With five sections covering a variety of life's key themes, there is something for everyone - from classic hits such as 'Sitting on the Dock of the Bay', 'If I had a hammer', 'Walking on Sunshine', and 'Something Inside So Strong' to well-known traditional songs and new works by acclaimed choir leaders. The CD provides recordings of individual parts, allowing non-readers to learn aurally, and song sheets are photocopiable. A truly inclusive collection for all groups who love singing together, regardless of experience!

Songlist: I open my arms wide, I am not thinking about you, Spring Song, A cat meditating, A Twist in the Air, Deep Down in my Soul, All will be well, Nickomo: E malama, Caballos galopando, Amazing grace, How Sweet the Sound, Down in the River to Pray, There is silence in my heart tonight, Keep me, Peace white dove, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Ain't gonna study war, Ride this Train, People get ready, Give me wings, I can hear a train a-comin', If I had a hammer, Sold down the river, Shona malanga, Ya Basta!, I wish I knew how it would feel to be free, Keep your heart good, Think of me, The Mountain, A Pebble on my Tongue, and more

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2716b | Songbook & CD | $59.95

Bob Marley : One Love - The Very Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers : Solo : Songbook : 073999064612 : 0634041711 : 00306461

Bob Marley : One Love - The Very Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers

This excellent songbook features 21 of reggae legend Bob Marley's most beloved and enduring hits: Buffalo Soldier - Could You Be Loved - Exodus - Get Up, Stand Up - I Know a Place - I Shot the Sheriff - Is This Love - Jamming - No Woman, No Cry - One Love - Redemption Song - Roots, Rock, Reggae - Stir It Up - Three Little Birds - Waiting in Vain - and more!

Songlist: Buffalo Soldier, One Love, I Know A Place (Where We Can Carry On), Turn Your Lights Down Low, Exodus, Stir It Up, Could You Be Loved, Get Up Stand Up, I Shot The Sheriff, Iron Lion Zion, Is This Love, Jamming, Lively Up Yourself, No Woman No Cry, People Get Ready, Redemption Song, Roots, Rock, Reggae, So Much Trouble In The World, Sun Is Shining, Three Little Birds, Waiting In Vain

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Bob Marley | 20285b | Songbook | $20.95 | PVG

Bob Marley : Bob Marley - Legend : Solo : Songbook : 073999953923 : 0793536987 : 00308257

Bob Marley : Bob Marley - Legend

15 of Marley's most memorable songs, including: Could You Be Loved - Exodus - Get Up Stand Up - I Shot The Sheriff - People Get Ready - and more. Includes lots of photos.

Songlist: Satisfy My Soul, Buffalo Soldier, One Love, Exodus, Stir It Up, Could You Be Loved, Get Up Stand Up, I Shot The Sheriff, Is This Love, Jamming, No Woman No Cry, People Get Ready, Redemption Song, Three Little Birds, Waiting In Vain

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Bob Marley | 20296b | Songbook | $21.95 ON SALE $19.95 | PVG

Eva Cassidy : You're the Voice: Eva Cassidy : Solo : Songbook & CD : 9780571531271 : 12-057153127X

Eva Cassidy : You're the Voice: Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy's posthumous albums have sold millions. You're the Voice is a collection of ten timeless classics arranged for voice, piano, and guitar, as performed and recorded by the legendary Eva Cassidy. The enclosed CD offers full backings for each song, professionally arranged to recreate the sounds of the original recordings. Titles are: Ain't No Sunshine * Autumn Leaves * How Can I Keep from Singing * Imagine * It Doesn't Matter Anymore * Over the Rainbow * Penny to My Name * People Get Ready * Wayfaring Stranger * What a Wonderful World.

Songlist: People Get Ready, Autumn Leaves, Imagine, Wayfaring Stranger, What a Wonderful World, Ain't No Sunshine, Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz"), How Can I Keep from Singing, Penny to My Name, It Doesn't Matter Anymore

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Eva Cassidy | 10399b | Songbook & CD | $22.25 | Voice and Piano

Durant : Ride : 1 CD

Durant : Ride

There are quite a few "family dynasties" in the a cappella world, most notably in barbershop, but here we have a very auspicious beginning of perhaps another. Keith Lancaster has built a very solid reputation as director of the various groups under the Acappella Ministries banner and now three of his children Melissa Lancaster, Kim Lancaster and Anthony Lancaster along with three others have formed the mixed group Durant. The children grew up on the road and in the studio with their father and have individually produced and performed on an impressive amount of recordings. This collection of praise and inspirational songs clearly demonstrates that musical talent can be genetic and fans of contemporary Christian music are sure to find this recording a real treat.

Songlist: Oh How Great, When I'm Down, People Get Ready, The River Medley, His Righteousness, As the Deer, He Looked Beyond, Thank You, Without Love, Ride the Chariot, Bonus Track

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2222c | 1 CD | $11.95 | A Cappella

Fermata Town : Hold That Thought : 1 CD

Fermata Town : Hold That Thought

Boston's Fermata Town, founded in 2009 and inspired by the wealth of new talent in the a cappella world, became the newest member of the Contemporary A Cappella League; and promptly won the very competitive Boston Harmony Sweeps Regional. At the crazy-good National Finals in San Rafael, CA, the group tied for third place and their rendition of "Starting Line" won the award for Best Original Song. "Hold That Thought" features 9 cuts, all with stellar arrangements, primarily by group members Katya Dreyer-Oren and Philipp Walzer. Some favorites are The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army," Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts," a sweet original by group member John Mayer, "Dreaming With A Broken Heart," Ceo Lo Green's sassy "Forget You," Curtis Mayfield's anthem "People Get Ready," Jason Mraz' "Geek In The Pink," Kimbra's "Settle Down" and Britney Spears' "Circus." A solid debut album from fast-rising Fermata Town, whose secret to success is simple: "We love a cappella and we love each other!"

Songlist: Seven Nation Army, Stereo Hearts, Dreaming With a Broken Heart, Lazy Song, People Get Ready, Forget You, Geek in the Pink, Settle Down, Circus

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22306c | 1 CD | $11.95 | A Cappella

Heaven's Playground : Heaven's Playground : 1 CD

Heaven's Playground : Heaven's Playground

Young contemporary Christian quintet from Washington state, who obviously know their Motown soul. As such, they don't sound much like fellow Christian groups like the AVB or Rescue; Heaven's Playground place less emphasis on state-of-the-art production and multitracking, and more on punchy rhythms and vertically structured harmonies. This is within the context of songs such as 'Sir Duke,' 'Fly Away' (written by Cedric Dent), and the guitar-accompanied 'Workin' For Da Man,' which should become a rockabilly cult classic - very cool minor chord derived harmonies give it the feel of genuine lament. The recitation intro of 'Have You Seen Her,' along with the arrangement and even the stylistic inflections, are an uncannily accurate rendering of 1960's doo-wop/soul. The final track? That pillar of the barbershop pantheon, 'Coney Island Baby.' These guys are fun.

Songlist: Change In My Life, Sir Duke, Fly Away, Workin For Da Man, People Get Ready, Have You Seen Her?, Shine On Us, Brotherlove, I'll Be Whatever You Want Me To Be, Coney Island Baby

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2209c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Ladysmith Black Mambazo : Heavenly : 1 CD : 64098

Ladysmith Black Mambazo : Heavenly

Ladysmith crosses cultural boundaries more than ever before to bring their musical message to a wider audience. The lineup of musicians who with whom they work is fabulous. The album begins with one of the most complex pieces of music imaginable from Joseph who admits that his music is very difficult to sing. Dolly Parton leads "Knockin' On Heavens Door." "O Happy Day" and "Take My Hand Precious Lord" features vocalist Betty Griffin. Phoebe Snow is lead singer on "People Get Ready." Bill Champlin does the lead vocal on "River Of Dreams." You'll find Lou Rawls in lead on "Chain Gang" and Hana "Coyote" Motijoane sings lead on "I'll Take You There." Among these instrumentally accompanied guest appearances which explore American gospel and R&B are an equal number of Ladysmith familiars. It's wonderful how many artists seek to share the message of hope and joy with Ladysmith Black Mambazo!

Songlist: Yitho umlilo ovuthayo, Knockin' on Heavens Door, Oh Happy Day, People Get Ready, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Sohlabelelu Hosana, I'll Take You There, Rain, Rain Beautiful Rain, River of Dreams, Jesus Is My Leader, Chain Gang, He Showed Me His Hands, Ilungelo ngelakho

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9116c | 1 CD | $14.98

No Better Cause : Sanctuary : 1 CD

No Better Cause : Sanctuary

No Better Cause is an award-winning pop/soul/funk vocal band from Lincoln, Nebraska. These 5 young men use nothing but their voices to create a full, rich sound on this collection of Gospel, Spirituals and Contemporary Christian tunes. NBC's strong vocal percussion and cutting-edge arrangements are clear on cuts like "Ride The Chariot," "Shut De Do," very funky takes on the spiritual "Wade in the Water" and "Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho," "Awesome God," the finger-popping "Oh Happy Day," "Immeasurable," "Shine Down," and "Goin' Up A Yonder." Their soulful side comes through equally strongly on "People Get Ready," the title tune, the inspirational hymn "It is Well With My Soul," "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me" and a beautifully arranged "Doxology." We like No Better Cause's energy, sweet harmonies and their spirited mix of driving, rhythmic pieces with slower, soulful hymns. Fifteen well crafted songs, where the Contemporary Christian message matches the vocals and vocal percussion in power and clarity. "Sanctuary" is wonderful stuff from talented, fast rising No Better Cause!

Songlist: Ride The Chariot, People Get Ready, Shut De Do, Sanctuary, Wade In The Water, It Is Well With My Soul, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Awesome God, I Want Jesus to Walk With Me, Oh, Happy Day, Immeasurable, What Will Unfold, Shine Down, Goin' Up A Yonder, Doxology

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2360c | 1 CD | $9.95 ON SALE $2.95 | A Cappella

SoVoSo : World Jazz A Cappella : 1 CD

SoVoSo : World Jazz A Cappella

1997 Harmony Sweepstakes Winners, SoVoSo alsowon the CARA that same year in the category Studio Album Of The Year. The majority of the six members had been singing together for ten years or so, since being members in Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra. In fact "Dirt" the six movement, twenty plus minute marvel of improvisation was written by McFerrin and SoVoSo as a dance score for the Oberlin Dance Co. of San Francisco. This reviewer particularly loves Melanie Rath's "Show Them Dance"; David Worm's "Say", Joey Blake's "Tu Para Mi" and Rhiannon's "Say A Prayer." Oh heck, all of them!

Songlist: First Words, Say, Show Them Dance, Thank You, People Get Ready, Tu Para Mi, Dirt, That Day, Wa Wa Wa, Home, Fop, U, Down By The Riverside, Say A Prayer

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2700c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella

SoVoSo : Then and Now : 1 CD

SoVoSo : Then and Now

The Bay Area's favorite soulful World/Jazz mixed quintet looks back on a career that began for some members with Bobby McFerrin in his Voicestra. A win at the '97 Harmony Sweeps, many memorable live performances and 5 excellent recordings brings this amazing group to their first independent release, a remarkable "best of" collection of 13 songs. They're all favorites, but Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready," the group originals "One Love," "With You," "Hurt So Bad," "Be Of Love," "For The Forest," "Life and Love" and the complex, surprising "Dirt" are especially sweet. Throughout we are continually reminded what a gift SoVoSo has been to us, Then and Now!

Songlist: One Love, Wanting Memories, One Planet, With You, People Get Ready, Hurt So Bad, Tu Para Mi, Precious, Be of Love, For The Forest, Life & Love, Thank You, Dirt

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4750c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Take 6 : Beautiful World : 1 CD : 48003

Take 6 : Beautiful World

Its a beautiful world according to Take 6 and a beautiful body of work for their fans across the board. The 10th offering from the sextet is simply called 'Beautiful World'. Although accompanied by instruments played by the six members themselves, the vocal arrangement shine through like the earlier material that originally gave the group their offical stamp in a cappella. Unlike their last studio CD 'So Cool' which was all original material, this entire project is comprised of Pop, R&B, and gospel standards. 'Wade in the Water' and 'Peace in the Valley' are gospel gems reminiscent of 'Get Away Jordan' and 'Mary dont you Weep'. 'People Get Ready' (Curtis Mayfield) with soaring heights and winding riffs takes you for a whole new ride. 'Lovely Day' (Bill Withers) and 'Loves in Need' (Stevie Wonder) are instantly recognizable, but revamped rethoughtand rearranged in a way that only Take 6 can do. Our favorite is the thought provoking 'Fragile' (Sting) where the haunting melody is kept over lush and thick harmonies you expect to hear from Take 6. Dont be surprised if the 13 new songs from 'Beautiful World' make you a fan all over again.

Songlist: Takin' It To The Street, People Get Ready, Grandma's Hands, Love's In Need Of Love Today, Beautiful World, Don't Give Up, Wade in The Water, Someday We'll All Be Free, Everlasting, Fragile, Peace In The Valley, Street Jam, Lovely Day

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3330c | 1 CD | $13.95 | Accompanied

Individual Folios

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People Get Ready : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Curtis Mayfield : Curtis Mayfield : 1 CD : 00-CHM02098 : 654979040811

Kirby Shaw : People Get Ready

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Curtis Mayfield Performed By: Curtis Mayfield

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM02098 | Showtrax CD Available
Other Voicings: SAB, 2-Part

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