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The Birth of the Blues

Music by Ray Henderson, Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown

"The Birth of the Blues" is a popular song, written by Ray Henderson, the lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown, in 1926. It was incorporated in the George White's Scandals of 1926 revue. Early popular recordings in 1926 were by Paul Whiteman (vocals by Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord and Austin "Skin" Young), Harry Richman and The Revelers.

    Release Date: 1926


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Dinah Washington : Music of the Stars : Solo : Songbook : 884088522667 : 1423497236 : 00001372

Dinah Washington : Music of the Stars

19 standards as recorded by Dinah Washington, including: After You've Gone - All of Me - Blue Gardenia - For All We Know - More Than You Know - There Goes My Heart - They Didn't Believe Me - Without a Song - and more.

Songlist: After You've Gone, I Didn't Know About You, Blue Gardenia, All Of Me, Destination Moon, More Than You Know, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, The Birth Of The Blues, Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me, I Won't Cry Anymore, For All We Know, There'll Be Some Changes Made, Good Morning Heartache, Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do, Teach Me Tonight, There Goes My Heart, They Didn't Believe Me, Without A Song, You Go To My Head

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Dinah Washington | 40160b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Frank Sinatra : Frank Sinatra Classics : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999713480 : 1423405021 : 00740347

Frank Sinatra : Frank Sinatra Classics

Frank Sinatra, long acclaimed as the world's greatest performer of popular music, is the artist who set the standard for all others to follow. Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became a successful solo artist in the early to mid-1940s, being the idol of the "bobby soxers." A beloved entertainer for six decades, Sinatra earned three Oscars, three Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, ten personal Grammys (and a total of 20 for his albums), an Emmy, a Peabody, and the Kennedy Center Honors Award in 1983. Here are some great standards as sung by the Chairman of the Board. This Pro Vocal series contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight of his hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening, and then separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. Or for singing just for the fun of it!

Songlist: All the Way, The Birth of the Blues, I've Got the World on a String, I've Got You Under My Skin, The Lady is a Tramp, Theme from New York, New York, Time After Time, Witchcraft

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Frank Sinatra | 8545b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Voice with Jazz Combo


Sammy Davis Jr. : The Sammy Davis Jr. Songbook : Solo : Songbook : 073999454284 : 0634090186 : 00306683

Sammy Davis Jr. : The Sammy Davis Jr. Songbook

Samuel George "Sammy" Davis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 - May 16, 1990) was an Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated and Tony Award-nominated American actor, comedian, singer, dancer, impressionist and musician, who remains known for being a member of the 'Rat Pack' of iconic entertainers of the Fifties and Sixties, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. Here are 25 hits from this legendary Rat Pack member

Songlist: As Long As He Needs Me, The Birth Of The Blues, Bye Bye Blackbird, The Candy Man, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You, Gonna Build A Mountain, Gypsy In My Soul, I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry, I Want To Be With You, I'll Know, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, I've Gotta Be Me, Let There Be Love, A Lot Of Livin' To Do, Love Me Or Leave Me, Mr. Bojangles, People Tree, The Shelter Of Your Arms, Smile, Darn Ya, Smile, Something's Gotta Give, That Old Black Magic, There's A Small Hotel, Too Close For Comfort, What Kind Of Fool Am I?, Yes I Can

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Sammy Davis Jr. | 5308b | Songbook | $17.95


The Rat Pack : The Very Best of the Rat Pack : Solo : Songbook : 884088548407 : 1617803642 : 00307209

The Rat Pack : The Very Best of the Rat Pack

Here are vocal/piano arrangements of all 18 tunes from this greatest hits CD.

Songlist: Ain't That A Kick In The Head, The Birth Of The Blues, Come Fly With Me, EEE-O-Eleven, Everybody Loves Somebody, I Get A Kick Out of You, I'm Gonna Live Till I Die, I've Got You Under My Skin, A Lot Of Livin' To Do, Luck Be A Lady, Me And My Shadow, Ring-A-Ding Ding, Sam's Song, Too Close For Comfort, Volare, Who's Got The Action, Witchcraft, You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You

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Voicing: Solo | 4012b | Songbook | $17.95


Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice : Solo : Songbook : 884088198916 : 1423451228 : 00240307

Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice

The Real Vocal Book has many of the selections from volumes 1 and 2 of the instrumental Real Books, but now with the lyrics added to the pre-existing melody line. Nearly 300 essential songs compiled especially for singers.

Songlist: Agua De Beber, Alfie, Alice In Wonderland, All Alone (Left Alone), (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings, All Of Me, All Of You, All The Things You Are, Alright, Okay, You Win, Always, Angel Eyes, April In Paris, Are You Havin' Any Fun?, Autumn In New York, Autumn Leaves, Avalon, Azure, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Baltimore Oriole, Basin Street Blues, Bewitched, Beyond The Sea, Billie's Blues, Billie's Bounce, Birdland, The Birth of the Blues, Blame It on My Youth, Blue Skies, Bluesette, Body And Soul, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5186b | Songbook | $29.95


Friends : Because : 00  1 CD

Friends : Because

These two CD's are the fruit of seven married couples, all of whom are members of SPEBSQSA and Sweet Adelines International. The ensemble includes Pat Rygg and Connie Miller of 4 Star Collection. However, though some vestiges of barbershop arrangement remain, most of the selections are show, Broadway or inspirational songs. Not exclusively a cappella, three of the tracks on "Ladies and Gentlemen," and four on "Because We're Friends," are accompanied in the easy listening style. Backing tracks notwithstanding, these fourteen voices have many years of part-singing experience between them, and their tuning, blend and expression are manifestly eloquent. Mixed groups have no officially sanctioned competitions at International as of yet, but can be seen competing at other barbershop events, such as Buckeye. Could be the start of something big!

Songlist: Set the Night to Music, Blue Skies, Yesterday, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Lida Rose, One Voice, The Birth of the Blues, No Not Much, Java Jive, Rodgers and Hammerstein Medley, Because We're Friends

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5461c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Primarily a cappella


Hi-Lo's : Under Glass / I Presume : 00  1 CD : 794579

Hi-Lo's : Under Glass / I Presume

A spate of Hi-Lo's albums have been recently released on CD, but this may be the most auspicious re-emergence yet: the Hi-lo's first two records, paired up for over an hour's worth of great listening. Though some of the cuts can be found on other recordings, the a cappella "Molly Malone" and "Through The Years" aren't available anywhere else, and the remarkable harmonizations that were Gene Puerling's unique artistry are gloriously displayed in a riot of tonal color. Also, "Georgia On My Mind," and "They Don't Believe Me," from their first 1953 recording session for Trend, are included; the latter was on the previously available "Nice Work If You Can Get It" CD, which has since been discontinued. Anyway, suffice it to say, that among the vocal harmony groups of the 1950's, the Hi-lo's were much imitated, but never duplicated, and their appeal is timeless. Mostly accompanied, with orchestrations by frequent music director Frank Comstock.

Songlist: Summertime, The Birth Of The Blues, Skylark, Through The Years, Shadow Waltz, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Chinatown, My Chinatown, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, In The Blue Of The Evening, Molly Malone, You're the Top, Long Ago And Far Away, Rockin' Chair, Stars Fell On Alabama, Nice Work If You Can Get It, I Thought About You, This Is The Night, Too Young For The Blues, Jeepers Creepers, Put Your Dreams Away, Button Up Your Overcoat, Speak Low, Shoeless Joe From Hannibal Mo, They Didn't Believe Me, Georgia On My Mind

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4792c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Realtime : Four Brothers : 00  1 CD

Realtime : Four Brothers

Alberta, BC (Canada)-based RealTime is an a cappella vocal group that sings and performs in a wide variety of vocal music, from Contemporary to Barbershop and everything in between. They became the World Champions of barbershop singing in 2005 when they won the Barbershop Harmony Society contest, held in Salt Lake City. Their debut CD is "Four Brothers," containing the best material from their first year. 13 tunes: Barbershop tunes "When the Saints Go Marchin' In," "Come Fly With Me," "I've Got A Gal in Kalamazoo," "The Birth of the Blues," "All of Me," "Yesterday I Heard the Rain," "Keep Your Sunny Side Up," and "Everything's Coming Up Roses." The jazzy title tune, the jazz standard "It Was A Very Good Year," and the ballads "Loch Lomond" and "Anthem" round out the finely-crafted program. "Four Brothers" has the beautiful arrangements, tight harmonies and sheer great entertainment that are making RealTime one of the fastest-rising groups in the Barbershop world.

Songlist: When The Saints Go Marchin' In, Come Fly With Me, Loch Lomond, I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo, Four Brothers, The Birth Of The Blues, All Of Me, Yesterday I Heard The Rain, Keep Your Sunny Side Up, For Once in My Life, Everything's Coming Up Roses, It Was A Very Good Year, Anthem

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5673c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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The Birth of the Blues : SATB : Carl Strommen :  1 CD : 00-CH9673 : 029156200225

Carl Strommen : The Birth of the Blues

This Broadway hit of 1926, from the great songwriting team of DeSylva, Brown and Henderson, has also been featured in numerous Hollywood motion pictures. Carl's creative arrangement captures all the jazzy nuances to maintain the original feel that has helped to make this tune a blockbuster among Broadway standards. Programming possibilities abound!

Arranger: Carl Strommen | Lyricist: Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CH9673 | Showtrax CD Available


The Birth of the Blues : 3-Part Mixed : Carl Strommen : Sheet Music : 00-CH9674 : 029156200232

Carl Strommen : The Birth of the Blues

This Broadway hit of 1926, from the great songwriting team of DeSylva, Brown and Henderson, has also been featured in numerous Hollywood motion pictures. Carl's creative arrangement captures all the jazzy nuances to maintain the original feel that has helped to make this tune a blockbuster among Broadway standards. Programming possibilities abound!

Arranger: Carl Strommen | Lyricist: Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CH9674 | Showtrax CD Available


The Birth of the Blues : 2-Part : Carl Strommen : Ray Henderson : Sheet Music : 00-CH9675 : 029156200249

Carl Strommen : The Birth of the Blues

This Broadway hit of 1926, from the great songwriting team of DeSylva, Brown and Henderson, has also been featured in numerous Hollywood motion pictures. Carl's creative arrangement captures all the jazzy nuances to maintain the original feel that has helped to make this tune a blockbuster among Broadway standards. Programming possibilities abound!

Arranger: Carl Strommen | Composer: Ray Henderson | Lyricist: Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CH9675 | Showtrax CD Available

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