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St. Louis Blues

Music by W. C. Handy

Originally Performed by Louis Armstrong

"Saint Louis Blues" is a popular American song composed by W. C. Handy in the blues style and published in September 1914. It remains a fundamental part of jazz musicians' repertoire. It was also one of the first blues songs to succeed as a pop song. It has been performed by numerous musicians in various styles, including Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. It has been called "the jazzman's Hamlet.] The 1925 version sung by Bessie Smith, with Louis Armstrong on cornet, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1993. The 1929 version by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (with Red Allen) was inducted in 2008.

    Release Date: 1914


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Emily Crocker (editor) : Essential Repertoire for the Developing Choir : Treble/Teacher Edition : 073999401127 : 0793543428 : 08740112

Emily Crocker (editor) : Essential Repertoire for the Developing Choir

Treble/Student

Songlist: The Song Of The Birds, Poi ch'el mio foco e Spento (Since now my anger's burned out), Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy), Den Tod Niemand zwingen kunnt (O death, None couldLay Thee Low), Danny Boy, Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow, St. Louis Blues, Shenandoah, Early One Morning, O Clap Your Hands, Wind Of The Western Sea, Slumber Song, Sound The Trumpet, Make A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord, The Time Of Singing, Glorificamus Te, Joyfully Sing!

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40654b | Treble/Teacher Edition | $24.95


Janice Killian / Linda Rann / Michael O'Hern : Essential Repertoire for the Developing Choir - Level 2 Treble, Teacher : Treble : 01 Songbook : 073999401127 : 08740112

Janice Killian / Linda Rann / Michael O'Hern : Essential Repertoire for the Developing Choir - Level 2 Treble, Teacher

Essential Repertoire is a core library of time-tested choral works which provide a framework for teaching style and history, all through performance. The graded series includes Masterworks (Renaissance through Contemporary), Folksongs (American and Multicultural), Spirituals, A Cappella and Accompanied works. The series is available for beginning through advanced choirs, and for mixed, treble and tenor bass ensembles.

Songlist: Make A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord, Danny Boy, Den Tod Niemand zwingen kunnt (O death, None couldLay Thee Low), Early One Morning, Glorificamus Te, Joyfully Sing!, O Clap Your Hands, Poi ch'el mio foco e Spento (Since now my anger's burned out), Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow, Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy), Shenandoah, Slumber Song, The Song Of The Birds, Sound The Trumpet, St. Louis Blues, The Time Of Singing, Wind Of The Western Sea

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Voicing: Treble | 1820b | Songbook | $24.95


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


Louis Prima : The Louis Prima Songbook : Solo : Songbook : 073999062748 : 0634002872 : 00306274

Louis Prima : The Louis Prima Songbook

15 of this legendary bandleader's best, featuring his huge hit Jump, Jive an' Wail, which has become the unofficial anthem of the 1990s swing revival. Also includes: Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - I've Got the World on a String - I've Got You Under My Skin - Just a Gigolo - Pennies from Heaven - Sing, Sing, Sing - That Old Black Magic - and more.

Songlist: Jump, Jive An' Wail, A Banana Split For My Baby, Oh Marie, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, St. Louis Blues, I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me), I've Got The World On A String, I've Got You Under My Skin, Just A Gigolo, Lazy River, The Music Goes 'Round And Around, Pennies From Heaven, Sing, Sing, Sing, That Old Black Magic, Buona Sera

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Louis Prima | 40197b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG


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


Delta Rhythm Boys : Masters Of Hip Harmony : 00  1 CD : 391

Delta Rhythm Boys : Masters Of Hip Harmony

The Delta Rhythm Boys were not only one of the top black acts of their time, but also played a big role in breaking down color barriers in the entertainment field even while lending a helping hand to the Armed Forces Radio Service from which much of this material hails. We'd put their harmonies right up there with the Ink Spots, Mills Brothers and Charioteers. Includes five tracks cut with Mildred Bailey on the Rockin' Chair Rhythm show.

Songlist: There'll Be Some Changes Made, It All Comes Back To Me Now, Give Me Some Skin, Georgia On My Mind, Bugle Woogie, Dry Bones, Jersey Bounce, Trav'lin' Light, Is You Or Is You Ain't My Baby?, Knock Me A Kiss, One O'Clock Jump, Paper Doll, Take the 'A' Train, St. Louis Blues, Are You Fer It?, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Good News, The House I Live In, It's Only A Paper Moon, Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'

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4557c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some 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


Mills Brothers : Original & Greatest Hits : 00  1 CD : 2551

Mills Brothers : Original & Greatest Hits

The four Mills Brothers had a style that combined the best elements of vaudeville, Negro minstrelsy and the barbershop quartet with elements of the new jazz sound. Their habit of cupping their hands over their mouths to create an orchestral sound (similar to effects created by Europe's Comedy Harmonists), was a sensational factor in their success story, and appearances on popular radio programs like "Rudy Vallee's Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" led to their first million-selling record, "Tiger Rag/Nobody's Sweetheart" in 1931. The Brothers endeared themselves to movie audiences the world over with appearances on such hits as "Big Broadcast of 1932" with Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, Cab Calloway and the Boswell Sisters.

Songlist: Tiger Rag, Dinah, You Always Hurt The One You Love, St. Louis Blues, Bugle Call Rag, Swing It, Sister, Sleepy Head, Across The Alley From The Alamo, You Rascal, You, I Heard, Nobody's Sweetheart, Rockin' Chair, I Wish, Shine, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), I Don't Know Enough About You, Be My Life's Companion, Sixty Seconds Got Together, Till Then, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Put Another Chair At The Table, Goodbye Blues

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4593c | 1 CD | $16.98 | Accompanied


Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 2004 : 00  1 CD : 602437200420

Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 2004    onsale

This year's Harmony Sweepstakes reminded all who participated, how magical making music can be. Now, we all can share that magic by listening to this excellent live recording. With 20 years gone by, this national competition is still going strong and bringing out the very best in a cappella singing. This year's show had an excellent assortment of various styles, including jazz, pop, contemporary, Latin and much more. There were lots of humorous moments, including the national champions, Chapter Six's original song, 7th Wheel, as well as somber/uplifting moments including the beautiful performance of Kiss From A Rose by Impulse. Of course no one could forget Clockwork's performance of Inna-Godda-Da-Vida or Vox Bop's Commercial medley. With continuous stellar performances from all eight groups, this 19 track CD is sure to keep you entertained.

Songlist: Happy Birthday, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Blue Bayou, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Salsa Te Triago Yo, 7th Wheel , Charlie on the M.T.A, Take 5 , St. Louis Blues, I've Got Rhythm/Fascinatin' Rhythm , God Bless This Child, Obsession , Cree (Believe), Isn't She Lovely, Use the Force, The Commercial Medley, Bye Bye Blues, Shining Star, Kiss From A Rose

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2004c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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St. Louis Blues : SATB : Kirby Shaw : W. C. Handy :  1 CD : 08666040 : 073999660401

Kirby Shaw : St. Louis Blues

Here's the Granddaddy of all blues-inspired music in an authentic Dixieland treatment! It's hot! Available: SATB, SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:10.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: W. C. Handy

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08666040


St. Louis Blues : SSA : Kirby Shaw : W. C. Handy : Sheet Music : 08666042 : 073999660425

Kirby Shaw : St. Louis Blues

Here's the Granddaddy of all blues-inspired music in an authentic Dixieland treatment! It's hot! Available: SATB, SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:10.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: W. C. Handy

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08666042

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