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Choo Choo Ch' Boogie

Music by Vaughn Horton and Denver Darling, Milt Gabler

Originally Performed by Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five

"Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" is a popular song written by Vaughn Horton, Denver Darling, and Milt Gabler. The song was recorded in January 1946 by Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five. It topped the R&B charts for 18 weeks from August 1946, a record only equalled by one other hit, "The Honeydripper." The record was one of Jordan's biggest ever hits with both black and white audiences, peaking at number seven on the national chart and provided an important link between blues and country music, foreshadowing the development of "rock and roll" a few years later. Alternating up and down strokes of the F and F6 chords on the guitar creates a relaxed shuffle beat feel. The song is essentially a three-chord, twelve bar blues.

    Release Date: 1946


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAA Voices : SSA : Sheet Music

The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAA Voices

Its the ladies turn to sing the songs of one the the greatest jazz vocal groups ever! "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" will put your choir on the jazz track with its hip '40s lyrics. This accessible setting of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" retains all the flavor of the original Manhattan Transfer hit. Four of Manhattan Transfer's signature songs are showcased here in a 6-minute mini-medley "Manhattan Transfer Swings!" that will totally energize your concert! Includes: Four Brothers, Route 66, That Cat Is High, Tuxedo Junction. A driving beat leads this chart of fresh new chord changes and rhythmic surprises. "The Boy from New York City" - Terrific for show, jazz or concert choirs and the SSA voicing will thrill your women's groups!

Songlist: Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Operator, Manhattan Transfer Swings!, The Boy from New York City

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Voicing: SSA | Performed by The Manhattan Transfer | 2921b | Sheet Music | $10.95


The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAB Voices : SAB : Sheet Music

The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAB Voices

The vocal jazz standard "Java Jive" gets a great a cappella treatment with the Kirby Shaw touch! Still swings! The four brothers of the Woody Herman sax section achieved legendary status with the tune "Four Brothers"; later Lambert, Hendricks and Ross recorded a vocal version, followed by Manhattan Transfer's rendition. Paris Rutherford's setting simplifies the vocals slightly while retaining all the drive of the original. Awesome closer to any concert! "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" will put your choir on the jazz track with its hip '40s lyrics. Four of Manhattan Transfer's signature songs are showcased here in a 6-minute mini-medley "Manhattan Transfer Swings!" that will totally energize your concert! Includes: Four Brothers, Route 66, That Cat Is High, Tuxedo Junction.

Songlist: Java Jive, Four Brothers, Operator, Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, Manhattan Transfer Swings!

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Voicing: SAB | Performed by The Manhattan Transfer | 2922b | Sheet Music | $10.95 | With Piano


The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Complete Vol 2 : SATB : Sheet Music

The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Complete Vol 2

Mac Huff's arrangement of Bobby Darin's "Dream Lover" is from the Manhattan Transfer's recording and "Choo Choo Boogie" will put your choir on the jazz track! Hip '40s lyrics and the burnin'. "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" very deservedly won a Grammy for best vocal arrangement and here is a note-for-note arrangement that matches the original recording! "How High The Moon" is an up-tempo piece has exciting vocal writing. The vocal jazz standard "Java Jive" gets a great a cappella treatment with the Kirby Shaw touch! Still swings!

Songlist: Java Jive, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, Dream Lover

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by The Manhattan Transfer | 4406b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Roger Emerson : Popular Jazz Standards for Younger Voices, Vol 1 : SAB : Sheet Music

Roger Emerson : Popular Jazz Standards for Younger Voices, Vol 1

"Lullaby of Birdland" - Introduce your young choir to this famous jazz classic! Set in an easy swing with great part-writing and craftsmanship! "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" - Was it red? No no no. Was it brown? No no no. The famous Ella Fitzgerald rendition of a classic nursery song is a sassy, jazzy twist on the familiar lyrics. A great Discovery Series choice for developing jazz style in your younger choirs! "Sweet Home Chicago" - Introduce your young singers to the blues with this Robert Johnson classic from 1937, memorably covered by The Blues Brothers. With the shuffle style rhythm, vocal fall-offs and accessible jazz harmonies, learning opportunities abound! "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie" - This 1940s classic is the perfect introduction to swing music for developing choirs. Easy voice-leading and a supportive accompaniment make this a breeze to learn.

Songlist: Lullaby of Birdland, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Sweet Home Chicago, Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, Don't Get Around Much Anymore

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Voicing: SAB | 2802b | Sheet Music | $10.50 | With Piano


Various Arrangers : Let's All Sing Jazz - Collection of Jazz Favorites for Young Voices : Unison : Songbook : 884088964290 : 1480367192 : 00124184

Various Arrangers : Let's All Sing Jazz - Collection of Jazz Favorites for Young Voices

Collection for Young Voices. Mancini, young singers will groove to these accessible charts, arranged specifically for young unison voices, with optional harmony for extra jive! The Piano/Vocal Collection offers fully accompanied songs, and the Singer Edition comes in handy paks of ten with vocal parts only. Jazz up your performance with professionally-produced recordings on a separate performance/accompaniment CD. Suggested for grades 4-8

Songlist: Basin Street Blues, Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, I've Got The World On A String, Java Jive, The Pink Panther, Tuxedo Junction

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Voicing: Unison | 2729b | Songbook | $14.95 | With Piano | Accompaniment CD Available


Various Composers : The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book - C Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999400793 : 0881889792 : 00240079

Various Composers : The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book - C Edition

This must-own collection includes 635 songs spanning all jazz styles from more than 9 decades - from traditional to swing to modern jazz, carefully chosen chords with common practice chord substitutions, lyrics to accomodate vocalists, easy-to-read music, and composer and performer indexes.

Songlist: AC-DC Current, Across The Alley From The Alamo, After Hours, After You've Gone, Afternoon In Paris, Ah-Leu-Cha, Ain't Misbehavin', Air Mail Special, Airegin, All About Ronnie, All Blues, All Of Me, All Of You, All Or Nothing At All, All The Things You Are, Along Came Betty, Alright, Okay, You Win, Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy), Amazing Grace, Among My Souvenirs, And All That Jazz, Angel Eyes, Another Hairdo, Apple Core, Apple Honey, Aren't You Glad You're You, As Catch Can, Au Privave, Autumn Leaves, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5241b | Songbook | $44.95


Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing Jazz : Accompaniment CD : 884088964313 : 1480367214 : 00124186

Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing Jazz

It's time to jive, swing, scat and more with this great teaching tool for introducing vocal jazz to your younger choirs! This classy collection of jazz favorites features easy voice-leading and supportive accompaniments that make these well-crafted arrangements a breeze to learn. From American jazz legend Louis Armstrong's classic Basin Street Blues to the quirky, jazzy Pink Panther theme by Henry Mancini, young singers will groove to these accessible charts, arranged specifically for young unison voices, with optional harmony for extra jive! The Piano/Vocal Collection offers fully accompanied songs, and the Singer Edition comes in handy paks of ten with vocal parts only. Jazz up your performance with professionally-produced recordings on a separate performance/accompaniment CD. Suggested for grades 4-8.

Songlist: Basin Street Blues, Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, I've Got The World On A String, Java Jive, The Pink Panther, Tuxedo Junction

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2730b | Accompaniment CD | $49.95 | Companian Songbook Available


Heart to Heart : Lucky Day : 00  1 CD

Heart to Heart : Lucky Day

Heart to Heart, a mixed a cappella quartet and pride of Slinger, WI bring us a finely-crafted collection of Barbershop and Pop tunes. Actually a pair of married couples, these four friends have been making beautiful music together for decades, and it shows. Their song selection includes some of our favorites: "Some Lucky Day," "Route 66," The Turtles' "Happy Together," "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie," Billy Joel's "And So It Goes," "When I Fall In Love," the slightly silly "Seaside Rendezvous," the Contemporary Christian song "Mary Did You Know," "Cabaret" and "Operator." Fun stuff from four friends who love to sing, Heart to Heart!

Songlist: Some Lucky Day, Route 66, Happy Together, I Fall In Love With You Ev'ryday, Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, And So It Goes, Cabaret, When I Fall In Love, Seaside Rendezous, Mary, Did You Know?, Operator, Great Is The Lord

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5697c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


The Manhattan Transfer : Swing : 00  1 CD : 83012

The Manhattan Transfer : Swing

A study in the nature of swing, the Transfer have recorded a definitive musical treatise on the topic. Using their voices as instruments-specifically, the horn and reed sections-the group performs material that could be categorized broadly as either urban or rural swing. For example, on "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," (featuring Asleep At The Wheel) the instrumentation includes steel guitar and fiddles. "Java Jive" is performed at a more relaxed tempo and with a warmer feel. Long time Manhattan Transfer collaborator Jon Hendricks stepped up to write lyrics to Jelly Roll Morton's "King Porter Stomp" and Basie's "A Study In Brown." "Clouds" (music by Django Reinhardt) features a splendid violin solo by Stephane Grappelli and a breathy vocal solo passage that evokes the atmosphere of a smoky Paris nightclub. Wonderful listening.

Songlist: Stomp Of King Peter, Sing A Study In Brown, Sing Moten's Swing, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, I Know Why (And So Do You), Sing You Sinners, Java Jive, Down South Camp Mettin', Topsy, Clouds, Skyliner, It's Good Enough To Keep, Choo Choo Ch' Boogie

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Performed by The Manhattan Transfer | 4117c | 1 CD | $10.95 | Accompanied


Manhattan Transfer with Cincinnati  Pops : Got Swing? : 00  1 CD : Erich Kunzel : 80592

Manhattan Transfer with Cincinnati Pops : Got Swing?

Dubbed "The Prince of Pops" by the Chicago Tribune, Erich Kunzel's Cincinnati Pops Orchestra has been nominated for 5 Grammies under his direction, winning one in 1998, and we have to say that this is some of the best, most spirited big-band swing we've ever heard. Of special interest to us, of course, are the vocals, which are supplied by one of our favorite jazz groups, The Manhattan Transfer, former (and founding) member of the MT, 9-time Grammy winner Janis Siegel, and inventive singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli. There are 14 all accompanied (in fact, 7 of them are completely instrumental) tunes here, and not surprisingly our favorites are "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie," "Sugar" (That Sugar Baby of Mine), "Skyliner," and "Clouds" (adapted from "Nuages,") featuring the MT; "Straighten Up and Fly Right" and "Avalon" with John Pizzarelli; and "I'll Be Seeing You," with Janis Siegel. As we would place the Swing Era at or near the top of all musical eras, we thought "Got Swing" was a treat, and every tune gave us the urge to get up and dance!

Songlist: String of Pearls , Stompin' at the Savoy , Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Sugar, Skyliner, Blues in the Night , Avalon, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Clouds, adapted from "Nuages", Jumpin' at the Woodside , Flying Home , I'll Be Seeing You, Sweet Georgia Brown

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Performed by The Manhattan Transfer | 4519c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Accompanied


Roger Emerson : <span style="color:red;">Choo Choo Ch' Boogie</span> - Parts CD : Voicetrax CD : 884088022174 : 08745163

Roger Emerson : Choo Choo Ch' Boogie - Parts CD

This 1940s classic is the perfect introduction to swing music for developing choirs. Easy voice-leading and a supportive accompaniment make this a breeze to learn. Level 1.Available separately: 2-Part and 3-Part Mixed. VoiceTrax CD also available. performance time approx. 2:45.

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2005p | Voicetrax CD | $26.95


Individual Folios

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Choo Choo Ch' Boogie : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Vaughn Horton : The Manhattan Transfer : Voicetrax CD : 08666083 : 073999660838

Kirby Shaw : Choo Choo Ch' Boogie

This Manhattan Transfer hit will put your choir on the jazz track! Hip '40s lyrics and the burnin' ShowTrax CD!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Vaughn Horton and Denver Darling, Milt Gabler Performed By: The Manhattan Transfer

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08666083 | Showtrax CD Available


Choo Choo Ch' Boogie : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Vaughn Horton : The Manhattan Transfer : Sheet Music : 08666084 : 073999660845

Kirby Shaw : Choo Choo Ch' Boogie

This Manhattan Transfer hit will put your choir on the jazz track! Hip '40s lyrics and the burnin' ShowTrax Cassette! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Vaughn Horton and Denver Darling, Milt Gabler Performed By: The Manhattan Transfer

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08666084 | Showtrax CD Available


Choo Choo Ch' Boogie : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Vaughn Horton : The Manhattan Transfer : Sheet Music : 08666085 : 073999660852

Kirby Shaw : Choo Choo Ch' Boogie

This Manhattan Transfer hit will put your choir on the jazz track! Hip '40s lyrics and the burnin' ShowTrax CD! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Vaughn Horton and Denver Darling, Milt Gabler Performed By: The Manhattan Transfer

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08666085 | Showtrax CD Available


Choo Choo Ch' Boogie : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Vaughn Horton : Sheet Music : 08745161 : 884088022150

Roger Emerson : Choo Choo Ch' Boogie

This 1940s classic is the perfect introduction to swing music for developing choirs. Easy voice-leading and a supportive accompaniment make this a breeze to learn. Level 1. Available separately: 2-Part and 3-Part Mixed. VoiceTrax CD also available. performance time approx. 2:45.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composers: Vaughn Horton and Denver Darling, Milt Gabler

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745161 | Voicetrax CD Available


Choo Choo Ch' Boogie : SAB : Roger Emerson : Vaughn Horton : Sheet Music : 08745162 : 884088022167

Roger Emerson : Choo Choo Ch' Boogie

This 1940s classic is the perfect introduction to swing music for developing choirs. Easy voice-leading and a supportive accompaniment make this a breeze to learn. Level 1. Available separately: 2-Part and 3-Part Mixed. VoiceTrax CD also available. performance time approx. 2:45.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composers: Vaughn Horton and Denver Darling, Milt Gabler

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745162 | Voicetrax CD Available

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