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Up the Ladder to the Roof

Music by Vincent DiMirco and Frank Wilson

Originally Performed by The Supremes

"Up the Ladder to the Roof" is a 1970 hit single recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label. It was the first Supremes single to feature new lead singer Jean Terrell in place of Diana Ross, who officially left the group for a solo career two weeks before the recording of this song in January 1970. This song also marks a number of other firsts: it is the first Supremes single since "The Happening" in 1967 to be released under the name "The Supremes" instead of "Diana Ross & the Supremes", the first Supremes single solely produced by Norman Whitfield associate Frank Wilson, and the first Supremes single to make the United Kingdom Top 10 since "Reflections" in 1967.

    Release Date: 1970



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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The Supremes : Greatest Hits : Solo : Songbook : 073999065961 : 0634077686 : 00306596

The Supremes : Greatest Hits

The Supremes, an American female singing group, were the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Originally founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan in 1959, The Supremes' repertoire included doo-wop, pop, soul, Broadway show tunes, psychedelic soul and disco. They were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to-date, America's most successful vocal group with twelve number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland-Dozier-Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, The Supremes rivaled The Beatles in worldwide popularity, and their success made it possible for future African-American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success. Her are 18 hits from one of the most successful acts of Motown's glory years!

Songlist: Baby Love, Back In My Arms Again, Come See About Me, The Happening, I Hear A Symphony, In And Out Of Love, Love Child, Love Is Here And Now You're Gone, Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart, My World Is Empty Without You, Reflections, Someday We'll Be Together, Stoned Love, Stop! In The Name Of Love, Up The Ladder To The Roof, Where Did Our Love Go, You Can't Hurry Love, You Keep Me Hangin' On

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Supremes | 5269b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Various  : The Big Book of Motown : Solo : Songbook : 073999982411 : 0634068156 : 00311061

Various : The Big Book of Motown

84 grooving classics from the glory years of Motor City music!

Songlist: Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Ain't That Peculiar, All I Need, All Of My Life, Automatically Sunshine, Baby Baby Don't Cry, Baby Love, Back In My Arms Again, Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today), Beechwood 4-5789, Ben, Coolin' Out, Dancing Machine, Don't Mess With Bill, Get Ready, Got A Job, Hallelujah Day, The Happening, Heaven Must Have Sent You, Hitch Hike, Hot Spot, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You), I Don't Blame You At All, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, I Like It Like That, I Love The Way You Love, I Want You Back, I Wish It Would Rain, I'll Be Doggone, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 4008b | Songbook | $19.95


MeasureXmeasure : On Our Own : 00  1 CD

MeasureXmeasure : On Our Own

The five young men who form Contemporary a cappella group measureXmeasure, slimmed down from the original nine who founded the group at the University of Kansas in 1995, have two successful CDs, "Measure by Measure" and "We're Back," under their belts, and "On Our Own" is an impressive third effort! We like to see the little note, "all music on this CD was created by the voices and appendages of the group," because it usually means there's some butt-kicking vocal percussion, and there's some of the best we've heard here. 11 songs, including some originals, "My Heart," "Live and Learn," "So In Love With You," "Everything" and "On Our Own," and some excellent covers: "Up the Ladder to the Roof," "You Don't Treat Me No Good," "Mustang Sally," "Only You," "Don't Let Your Heart," and finishing, incongruously, by nailing Maurice Durufle's sacred masterpiece, "Ubi Caritas." The group does their own arrangements and has the kind of juice and flair only found in the best Contemporary groups like Rockapella and m-pact. "On Our Own" is one of the best we've heard this year.

Songlist: Up the Ladder to the Roof, You Don't Treat Me No Good, My Heart, Mustang Sally, Only You (And You Alone), Live and Learn, So in Love With You, Everything, On Our Own, Don't Let Your Heart, Ubi Caritas

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7382c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


The Nylons : Best of : 00  1 CD : 886974965329 : 4A749653

The Nylons : Best of    onsale

In 1993 Attic Records and Windham Hill Records put out their first collection, entitled Best Of..., which, like the later compilation Perfect Fit is a fine survey of the four Nylons whom most consider the originals, Marc Connors, Paul Cooper, Arnold Robinson and Claude Morrison. Many of the signature tunes are found on both releases but uniquely on Best Of... are "That Kind Of Man," "Up The Ladder To The Roof," "Please," "Stepping Stone," "Bop Till You Drop," "Combat Zone," "Wildfire" and "The Stars Are Ours."

Songlist: That Kind of Man, Kiss Him Goodbye, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Up the Ladder to the Roof, Please, Happy Together, Drift Away, Stepping Stone, Bop Till You Drop, Chain Gang, Up On The Roof, Prince of Darkness, Poison Ivy, Combat Zone, Wildfire, The Stars Are Ours

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2407c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


The Nylons : Illustrious : 00  1 CD : ATT 1375

The Nylons : Illustrious

The Nylons have long been one of our favorite groups, most recently wowing the audience at the West Coast Summit. What we love about them is that they don't just cover a song, they "vocally sculpture" it, giving it a new dimension from the original. "Illustrious" is a "best of" collection from The Nylons' many CDs and huge number of live performances, and it's a treat! 13 songs: the live cuts "Duke of Earl" and "Chain Gang," "Love Potion #9/Spooky," the quintessential version of"The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "Up On The Roof," "Silhouettes," "Town Without Pity," "Remember," "Kiss Him Goodbye"...the hits just keep on coming. The Nylons simply sing and perform rings around most Doo-Wop groups, and never was this fact so evident as it is on "Illustrious." Great stuff!

Songlist: Duke Of Earl, Love Potion #9 / Spooky, Rock and Roll Lullaby, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Silhouettes, Town Without Pity, Up The Ladder To The Roof, Remember, Happy Together, Chain Gang, Kiss Him Goodbye, Drift Away

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6996c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


The Nylons : Live In Tokyo and more.. : DVD : UNT 5508

The Nylons : Live In Tokyo and more..

Of all the contemporary a cappella groups The Nylons have always put on one of the best shows, in great part because of their background in live theater. So this DVD of a historic concert shot in Japan in 1986 is a real treat and a must for all Nylons fans. The high production values shows the guys at their high-energy best and features Marc Connors, Claude Morrison, Paul Cooper and Arnold Robinson. As well as the thirteen song concert footage there are six bonus music videos that the group has shot over the years which helps makes this a most enjoyable watch!

Songlist: Me And The Boys, Bop 'Til You Drop, Stepping Stone, One Fine Day, Please, Romance (If I Can Get It), Heavenly Bodies, Silhuoettes, Up On The Roof, Prince Of Darkness, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Up The Ladder To The Roof, Fire, That Kind Of Man, Take Me To Your Heart, Combat Zone, Happy Together, Wild Fire, Busy Tonight

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1205dvd | DVD | $24.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Up the Ladder to the Roof : SATB : Mark Brymer : Vincent DiMirco : The Nylons : DVD : 08200977 : 073999009774

Mark Brymer : Up the Ladder to the Roof

Based on the Nylons' version of this song, this accompanied arrangement is alive with rhythmic and vocal style! Available: SATB, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composers: Vincent DiMirco and Frank Wilson Performed By: The Nylons

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200977 | Showtrax CD Available

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