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Surfer Girl

Music by Brian Wilson

Originally Performed by The Beach Boys

Written solely by Brian Wilson, the song is his very first composition. The lyrics were inspired by Judy Bowles, Wilson's first serious girlfriend, whom he had dated for three and a half years.[2] He explained the genesis of the song: "Back in 1961, I'd never written a song in my life. I was nineteen years old. And I put myself to the test in my car one day. I was actually driving to a hot dog stand, and I actually created a melody in my head without being able to hear it on a piano. I sang it to myself; I didn't even sing it out loud in the car. When I got home that day, I finished the song, wrote the bridge, put the harmonies together and called it 'Surfer Girl'.

    Release Date: 1963


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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The Beach Boys : Note-for-Note Vocal Transcriptions : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999592801 : 0634033735 : 00740178

The Beach Boys : Note-for-Note Vocal Transcriptions

12 sundrenched hits from The Beach Boys, with vocal parts transcribed exactly as recorded - lead, harmony and background parts, and all inflections. Includes a keyboard reduction of the instrumental parts, and chords labeled to be played by any instrument.

Songlist: Barbara Ann, California Girls, Don't Worry Baby, Fun, Fun, Fun, God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, I Get Around, In My Room, Little Deuce Coupe, Surfer Girl, Surfin' U.S.A., Wouldn't It Be Nice

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by The Beach Boys | 4016b | Songbook | $16.95


Various Arrangers : Barbershop Beach Boys : TTBB : Sheet Music

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 | $11.50 | A Cappella


The Beach Boys : Very Best of The Beach Boys : Solo : Songbook : 073999064322 : 0634032445 : 00306432

The Beach Boys : Very Best of The Beach Boys

This great collection contains 20 of the top hits from these surf music megastars.

Songlist: Barbara Ann, Be True To Your School, California Girls, Catch A Wave, Dance, Dance, Dance, 409, Fun, Fun, Fun, Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, I Get Around, In My Room, Kokomo, Little Deuce Coupe, Little Honda, Shut Down, Sloop John B, Surfer Girl, Surfin' Safari, Surfin' U.S.A., Wouldn't It Be Nice

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by The Beach Boys | 4015b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG


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 | $19.95 | PVG


5one : Get It : 00  1 CD

5one : Get It

2008 Chicago Regionals winner, all male Contemporary quintet 5one (which refers to the strongest cadence found in Western music), hails from Decatur, Illinois' Millikin University. We just had the pleasure of seeing 5one's dynamic set at the Harmony Sweeps National Finals, and the crowd gave a strong ovation to songs like the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun," which is here on "Get It." Other favorites among these 10 songs are a sweet cover of the Beach Boys' "Surfer Girl," Lennon/McCartney's "Come Together" and "Drive My Car," Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman," "Stand By Me," "People Change," "Fallin' Over You" and "Up The Ladder." 5one puts their personal stamp on each of these covers with cutting-edge arrangements, tight vocal percussion and spirited harmonies. This fast-rising group gained many new fans at the Finals, and "Get It" is a strong, head-turning debut CD for them. Good stuff, guys!

Songlist: House of the Rising Sun, Trashin' the Camp, Fallin' Over You, Drive My Car, Surfer Girl, Pretty Woman, Stand By Me, Up the Ladder, People Change, Come Together

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2506c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


The Four Freshmen : Live At Butler University : 00  1 CD : crwo 1059

The Four Freshmen : Live At Butler University

Local boys make good (jazz), and Butler is where, in 1947, Ross Barbour, his brother Don, their cousin Bob Flanigan and buddy Hal Kratzsch formed a quartet called the Toppers when they were freshmen there. They became the Four Freshmen after their discovery by Kenton at Denton, Ohio's Esquire Lounge. Stan celebrates his discovery with a delighted audience in this 1986 recording (originally a 2-record set) that includes 18 smooth and smokin' (all accompanied) jazz hits, from "There Will Never Be Another You," "After You," "Byrd Avenue," "Girl Talk" and "When The Feeling Hits You" to "Walk On By," "Brand New Key," "Teach Me Tonight," "Summer Has Gone," "Come Back To Me" and "Walk Softly." All present are having big fun, and so, listening in, are we!

Songlist: *with Stan Kenton and his Orchestra*, There Will Never Be another You, After You, Byrd Avenue, Surfer Girl, Girl Talk, When the Feeling Hits You, Walk On By, What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?, Brand New Key, A Beautiful Friendship, Teach Me Tonight, Summer Has Gone, Hymn To Her, Come Back To Me, It's Not Unusual, She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain, Walk Softly, Artistry In Rhythm

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4783c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Accompanied


MC6 : Doo Wop A Cappella : 00  1 CD

MC6 : Doo Wop A Cappella

Jackson, Paul, Kim, Joe, Gary, Dan and Rick have at least two things in common: they're all wonderful Doo-Wop singers, and they're earning a lot of fans in Arizona! "Burgers, Shakes Doo-Wop," contains 16 pretty straightforward covers of Doo-Wop standards like Bob Gaudio's "Sherry," Brian Wilson's "Little Deuce Coupe," Fred Parris' "In the Still of the Night," Hart & Rodgers' "Blue Moon," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight..." this album might have been called "Greatest Doo-Wop Hits of All Time!" These 7 guys (MC6 plus 1?) absolutely nail every song, and the additional voices add more richness and depth to the harmonies. Other favorites are "Up on the Roof" and "One Fine Day" by Carole King and Gerry Goffin; "Runaround Sue" by Ernie Maresca and Dion Dimucci, Al Yankovic's very silly "Since You've Been Gone," Del Shannon's "I Go to Pieces," Billy Joel's "The Longest Time" and the album closes with Harmony Sweeps audience favorite "Goodnight Sweetheart" by James Hudson and Calvin Carter. MC6 clearly loves Doo-Wop and entertaining us, and, like the burgers and shakes we remember, it's all big fun and delicious!

Songlist: Sherry, 409 / Little Deuce Coupe, Come Go With Me, In The Still Of The Night, Blue Moon, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Surfer Girl, Up On The Roof, Runaround Sue, One Fine Day, Since You've Been Gone, Teenager In Love, So Much In Love, I Go To Pieces, The Longest Time, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

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2648c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


OC Times : Destinations : 00  1 CD

OC Times : Destinations

"Destinations" is the second well-crafted album by Lead Sean Devine (formerly of one of our favorite groups, the Alley Cats), Tenor Shawn York, Baritone Patrick Claypool and Bass Cory Hunt of Orange County, CA-based OC Times. When we reviewed their debut album "Let's Fly" they had just won Silver (2nd Place) medals at the 2007 SPBSQSA International Quartet competition in Denver. We called them "the fast-rising future of Barbershop," and we were so right, in 2008 they won Gold! After that came a national and international tour that covered 33 states and 9 countries, from Madrid, Spain and St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki, Finland and Aukland, New Zealand. Returning home, OCT made their next Destination a recording studio to record their 14 favorite tunes, most arranged by their friend Aaron Dale. Some favorites are Freddie Mercury of Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," a pair by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, "Surfer Girl" and "Fun, Fun, Fun;" Howard Steiner/Buddy Kaye's "Don't Be a Baby, Baby," William Trader's "Fool Such As I," Randy Newman's "I Will Go Sailing No More," Billy Rose/Mabel Wayne's "It Happened in Monterey," Alan & Marilyn Bergman/Marvin Hamlisch's poignant "The Way We Were" and the live cut "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Maurice Mysels/Ira Kosloff. Each of these cuts is a little Barbershop masterpiece, brought home to us by consummate entertainers OC Times, and "Destinations" is big fun from beginning to end!

Songlist: Oh Look At Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Surfer Girl, Fun. Fun, Fun, Don't Be a Baby, Baby, Be My Baby Tonight, Dream a Little Dream of Me, You Belong to Me, Fool Such As I, I Will Go Sailing No More, It Happened In Monterey, The Way We Were, Unbelievable, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

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6024c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Surfer Girl : TTBB : Aaron Dale : Brian Wilson : The Beach Boys :  1 CD : 211561

Aaron Dale : Surfer Girl

Bring the sounds of summer in California to your performance with this Beach Boys classic surfer song. Aaron Dale's arrangement is a joy to sing.

Arranger: Aaron Dale | Composer: Brian Wilson Performed By: The Beach Boys

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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