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Tears On My Pillow

Music by Sylvester Bradford and Al Lewis

Originally Performed by Little Anthony and the Imperials

Tears On My Pillow was first recorded by Little Anthony and the Imperials on End Records and was that group's debut recording under that name. Their original recording of the song became a Billboard Top 10 Pop smash, peaking at #4, and was The Imperials' first million-seller. It was also a two-sided hit, with its flip side, "Two People in the World," also becoming a major hit. Although it remains one of the Imperials' signature songs, "Tears on My Pillow" has been extensively covered, including a No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart version by Kylie Minogue in January 1990

    Release Date: 1958


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various Arrangers : Men's Doo-wop Vol 2 : TTB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Men's Doo-wop Vol 2

Ed Lojeski brings back the sound of Little Anthony and the Imperials in this fun arrangement of "Tears On My Pillow". Add some sways and finger-snaps and you have a perfect choice for small or large groups. "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight" - Groove to the sounds of a by-gone era with this 1954 hit originally recorded by The Spaniels. Classic doo-wop! "Speedoo" - Show some attitude with this 1956 pop hit by the Cadillacs! This uptempo classic from the golden age of doo-wop makes a perfect selection for some fancy footwork! The novelty number "Mr. Bass Man" by the '60s artist Johnny Cymbal has been covered by everyone from Sha Na Na to the Muppets and will be a hit on your stage as well, with a hilarious doo-wop bass line that will be an absolute blast to perform!

Songlist: Tears On My Pillow, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, Speedoo, Mr. Bass Man

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Voicing: TTB | 2923b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | With Piano


Various : Grease Is Still the Word : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999131031 : 0793594383 : 00313103

Various : Grease Is Still the Word

Piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of 23 terrific songs from the movie to mark the 20th anniversary of its release. Includes: Born to Hand Jive - Greased Lightnin' - Hopelessly Devoted to You - Summer Nights - We Go Together - You're the One That I Want - more.

Songlist: Summer Nights, Sandy, Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise), Alone At The Drive-In Movie, Beauty School Dropout, Blue Moon, Born To Hand Jive, Grease, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Hound Dog, Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee, Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing, Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay, Tears On My Pillow, There Are Worse Things I Could Do, We Go Together, You're the One That I Want, Freddy, My Love, Greased Lightnin', Those Magic Changes, Mooning, It's Raining On Prom Night, Rock 'N' Roll Party Queen

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Voicing: Solo | 20112b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


The Alley Cats : Cruisin' : 00  1 CD

The Alley Cats : Cruisin'

The Alley Cats, from Southern California, are your destination for fun! This four piece doo wop group also incoporates classics such as 'Barbara Ann' and 'La Bamba' into their terrific repertoire, which includes can't-miss hits like 'Under the Boardwalk' and 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love.' They mimic psychedelic guitar twanging on 'Love Potion #9' and sizzle with finger- snappin' energy on the arpeggiated chords of 'Rock and Roll is Here to Stay.' 'Runaround Sue' crackles with energy and humor-these guys are clearly veteran performers. A highly professional and entertaining recording. These Alley Cats will win you over!

Songlist: A Cappella, Morse Code Of Love, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Teenager In Love, Run Around Sue, Tears On My Pillow, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, The Wanderer, My Girl, La Bamba/Twist And Shout, What's Your Name, Barbara Ann, Under the Boardwalk, Love Potion #9, Rock 'N Roll Is Here To Stay

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8123c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Charm : It's So Hard to Say Goodbye : 00  1 CD : 3002

Charm : It's So Hard to Say Goodbye

A re-issue of one of our best-selling CD's, this Jersey City group sing doo-wop and soul in the 'Boyz II Men' tradition, though their repetoire extends from the 'forties-era Ink Spots to Motown, a la the Stylistics or Temptations. Twenty songs, including seven previously unreleased, are included on this album, which was recorded in 1983. It is remarkable indeed the combination of vocal talent and range across such a variety of arrangements. Listen to 'Mint Julep,' for a gospel-influenced take on doo-wop; on the other hand, 'Drip Drop' is Chubby Checker twistin' rock 'n roll. Charm's version of the Dell Vikings' 'The Sun' works both sides against the middle, with a potent bass laying pipe underneath a honeyed falsetto. Other great tracks: "At My Front Door," "I Found A New Baby," "I Want You To Be My Girl."

Songlist: I Found A New Baby, The Morse Code Of Love, Why Do You Have To Go, Stop, Look, Listen, One Mint Julep, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Feelings, Can I, Sixty Minute Man, Misty, Sh-Boom, Drip Drop, The Sun, Brighter Day, Valerie, I Want You To Be My Girl, Ebb Tide, Tears On My Pillow, At My Front Door, It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

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8011c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


El Dorados : Rock'n Roll's For Me : 00  1 CD : CHAR 197

El Dorados : Rock'n Roll's For Me

Twenty-eight tracks from Chicago's El Dorados, who won a record contract with Vee-Jay after winning a competition against Vee-Jay's own Spaniels. As the CD's title implies, their vocal approach and instrumentation is the primordial sound of rock: 'At My Front Door' is a staple. The title track is in like vein, with jangly guitar and uncultured 2 and 4 snare whacking. 'She Don't Run Around' straddles the parameters vocally, with a falsetto overlay and 'ling-a-ling' back-ups. The CD leaves off at the El Dorados' 1957 recording sessions, after which they continued to appear sporadically with a retinue of replacement members. Novelty track: 'Annie's Answer,' the El Dorado's response to the 'Annie' phenomenon, where various groups would issue singles around a certain theme; singer Hazel McCollum takes the lead.

Songlist: Bim Bam Boom, At My Front Door, Rock 'N' Roll's For Me, She Don't Run Around, Trouble Trouble, Boom Diddie Boom , Chop Ling Soon, Little Miss Love, I'll Be Forever Loving You, Oh What A Girl, Baby I Need You, Annie's Answer, Tears On My Pillow, A Fallen Tear, Language Of Love, My Loving Baby, A Love Of My Own, Lord Knows I Tried, Now That You've Gone, One More Chance, Lights Are Low, I Began To Realise, Rose For My Darling, It's No Wonder Why, Always My Love, There In The Night, Why Must I, Three Reasons Why I Love You

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8715c | 1 CD | $13.98 | Accompanied


Showvinistics : Heart Of Saturday Night : 00  1 CD : 4611

Showvinistics : Heart Of Saturday Night

East Coast doo-wop group, whose five members ably perform oldies from a variety of styles - the common denominator of which is that they are all great American music! R & B influenced vocal harmony groups ('Drifter's Medley') and first-generation rockers, a la Buddy Holly ('Maybe Baby'), both contributed to the doo-wop sound of the fifties and early sixties. In turn, those trends evolved into Motown ('Lonely Teardrops'), and the Brill Building pop of Neil Sedaka ('Rainy Day Bells'). The Showvinistics' arrangements of songs from each of these eras retain the integrity of the style, while adding subtle impact with their solid and confident vocals. Four tracks are accompanied.

Songlist: The Heart Of Saturday Night, Morse Code Of Love, Don't Ask Me To Be Lonely, Oh What A Night, Rainy Day Bells, Countdown to Love, Lonely Teardrops, Maybe Baby, Blue Moon, Drifter's Medley, Here I Am Broken Hearted, Tears On My Pillow, A White Sport Coat / Young Love, Star Spangled Banner

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2532c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Various Artists : A Cappella All-Stars - 1999 CARA's : 00  1 CD

Various Artists : A Cappella All-Stars - 1999 CARA's    onsale

The CARA acronym stands for the "Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards," produced by CASA. These eighteen selections are a varied representation of many styles, including pop, world, barbershop and classical. This year's recipients include m-pact for their awesome version of Earth Wind and Fire's "Fantasy," the Alley Cats' "Tears On My Pillow" - surely the most tuneful and exciting doo-wop group to emerge in a while - and 1998 Harmony Sweepstakes winners Metropolis, with "Don't Blame Me." Denmark's Vox P contribute their sultry "Fly Me To The Moon," Monkey Puzzle, their hypnotic "Epitaph," and the controversial Double Dong (a cappella punk?) provide the vocal gristle. Contemporary Christian artists Glad and Take 6 supply the polish with their usual exquisite arrangements.

Songlist: Fantasy, Wings Of Your Prayer, What's It All About, How Deep Is Your Love, No Digital, Gift Of Music, Fly Me To The Moon, Witness, Eptiaph, Gloria, Tears On My Pillow, Roofrack, Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby, Don't Blame Me, Best Christmas Song, Giorno D'Inverno, When As A Child, Os Justi

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2462c | 1 CD | $2.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Tears On My Pillow : TBB : Ed Lojeski : Sylvester Bradford : Little Anthony and the Imperials :  1 CD : 08201664 : 073999118957

Ed Lojeski : Tears On My Pillow

Ed Lojeski brings back the sound of Little Anthony and the Imperials in this fun arrangement. Add some sways and finger-snaps and you have a perfect choice for small or large groups. Available separately: TBB and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:20.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composers: Sylvester Bradford and Al Lewis Performed By: Little Anthony and the Imperials

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201664

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