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Get Ready

Music by Smokey Robinson

Originally Performed by Temptations

"Get Ready" is a Motown song written by Smokey Robinson, which resulted in two hit records for the label: a U.S. No. 29 version by The Temptations in 1966, and a U.S. No. 4 version by Rare Earth in 1970. It is significant for being the last song Robinson wrote and produced for the Temptations, due to a deal Berry Gordy made with Norman Whitfield, that if "Get Ready" did not meet with the expected degree of success, then Whitfield's song, "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", would get the next release, which resulted in Whitfield more or less replacing Robinson as the group's producer.

    Release Date: 1966


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Smokey Robinson : Sheet Music Collection : Solo : Songbook : 888680716011 : 1540012336 : 00251515

Smokey Robinson : Sheet Music Collection

17 Smokey Robinson classics arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Includes: Ain't That Peculiar - Being with You - Cruisin' - Get Ready - Going to a Go-Go - I Second That Emotion - Just to See Her - More Love - My Girl - One Heartbeat - Ooo Baby Baby - Quiet Storm - Shop Around - The Tears of a Clown - The Tracks of My Tears - The Way You Do the Things You Do - You've Really Got a Hold on Me.

Songlist: Get Ready, The Tracks Of My Tears, Ooo Baby Baby, Being With You, Cruisin', More Love, Going To A Go-Go, Ain't That Peculiar, Quiet Storm, One Heartbeat, I Second That Emotion, Just To See Her, My Girl, Shop Around, The Tears Of A Clown, The Way You Do The Things You Do, You've Really Got A Hold On Me

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Smokey Robinson | 40192b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


The Temptations : Greatest Hits : Solo : Songbook : 073999061291 : 142341117X : 00306129

The Temptations : Greatest Hits

14 of the best songs from this Motown quintet that was a sensation in the '60s. Includes: Ain't Too Proud to Beg, Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, Cloud Nine, Get Ready, I Can't Get Next to You, Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me), My Girl, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, The Way You Do the Things You Do, and more.

Songlist: Ain't Too Proud To Beg, Ball Of Confusion, Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, Cloud Nine, Get Ready, I Can't Get Next To You, I Wish It Would Rain, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, I'm Losing You (I Know), Just My Imagination , My Girl, Papa Was A Rollin' Stone, The Way You Do The Things You Do, You're My Everything

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by The Temptations | 4002b | 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


Various Artists : Motown: The Musical : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088944124 : 1480353477 : 00121881

Various Artists : Motown: The Musical

Motown the Musical is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown founder Berry Gordy's incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. Our folio features 27 favorite Motown classics as well as two new songs written for the show:

Songlist: ABC, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Get Ready, Ain't Too Proud To Beg, War, Do You Love Me, The Love You Save, You're All I Need To Get By, I Want You Back, Happy Birthday, Baby I Need Your Lovin', Dancing In The Street, Can I Close The Door (On Love), Hey Joe (Black Like Me), I Can't Get Next To You, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), I Heard It Through The Grapevine, I'm Losing You (I Know), My Girl, Papa Was A Rollin' Stone, Please Mr. Postman, Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand), Reach Out, I'll Be There, Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours, Stop! In The Name Of Love, What's Going On, Where Did Our Love Go, You've Really Got A Hold On Me

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Voicing: Solo | 20189b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


The Blenders : Totally Whipped : 00  1 CD : ct 4444

The Blenders : Totally Whipped

Fargo North Dakota is the center of the a cappella universe! Say what? Well it becomes so, at least momentarily, with each new Blenders release. This first release from 1992 introduced a young quartet of men who were bursting with creative energy, musical cleverness, and humor. Mostly we are treated to original work with just 4 covers for those who like to judge talent against the past. Totally Whipped was a great initial release and truly foreshadowed the career which is one of the dynamic successes of the a cappella world. Be prepared to boogie!

Songlist: Jump Up, Accidental Lovers, You Can't Do That, In My Room, She Was Mine, Stand By Me, Faith, Drive By, Get Ready, Last Kiss, Together, Mama Knows Best, I Understood (Be Who You Want), Rock Your World, Last Kiss (808 Mix)

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2420c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Blue Jupiter : Live In New York : 00  1 CD

Blue Jupiter : Live In New York

Edgy pop-funk Blue Jupiter, who won Audience Favorite and Best Arrangement at the Washington DC and NYC Harmony Sweeps Regionals 2 years in a row and recently won Oreo's "Milk's Favorite Jingle" contest, which now is all over the radio, brings us their 3rd CD-the first two the critically acclaimed "Ear Candy" and "Scattered Flurries." "Live" has "no tricks, no tracks, just four mouths and four mics," all 12 cuts arranged, performed and recorded by these 4 talented guys in November 2005 in New York City. Smoky Robinson's "Get Ready," Cindy Lauper's "Time After Time," the Turtles' reborn bubblegum hit "Happy Together," a bluesy, funky cover of "Flip, Flop & Fly," the wonderful "Mr. Pinstripe Suit," Carlos Santana's classic "Smooth" and "Wrapped Up In You" from Ear Candy, the vocal percussion drum solo on "Steal My Kisses" and the driving final cut "All The Small Things" are favorites. Inexplicably, there's guitar accompaniment on "Drive," but the crowd is going nuts throughout, and so are we whenever we see or hear this energetic, dynamic quartet-"Live" is a stone winner!

Songlist: Get Ready, The Remedy, Wrapped Up In You, Time After Time, Brand New Jones, Flip Flop 'n' Fly, Mr Pinstripe Suit, Drive, Smooth, Steal My Kisses, Happy Together, All The Small Things

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7705c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Four Bettys : Betty or Not, Here We Come : 00  1 CD

Four Bettys : Betty or Not, Here We Come

With a combined 80+ years singing, Four Bettys has paid their dues bigtime. In 2004 they placed 7th in the world at the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Indianapolis, and, like cream, rose steadily to the top: 3rd Place in 2005, 2nd Place in 2006 and not surprisingly, at the 2007 Calgary Convention they were named 2008 Queens of Harmony! "Betty or Not, Here We Come" is a "Best of" collection, so it's hard to pick favorites among these 13 cuts. The Motown standard "Get Ready," the traditional favorite "Danny Boy," the sweet, nostalgic "Pooh Corner," the a cappella chestnut "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," the pop hits "Here's That Rainy Day," "So Much in Love" and "Don't Rain on My Parade;" and Barbershop winners "I Told Them all about You/You Dear Medley" and "I Love You Truly;" and the Spiritual medley "Amazing Grace/My Chains are Gone." Four Bettys is all about sweet harmonies, lovely leads, strong arrangements-in short, great entertainment!

Songlist: Get Ready, The Pleasure is All Mine, Danny Boy, Return to Pooh Corner, Canticle of the Sun, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Here's That Rainy Day, So Much in Love, From the First Hello, I Told Them All About You/You Dear Medley, I Love You Truly, Amazing Grace/My Chains are Gone, Don't Rain on My Parade

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9832c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Naturally 7 : What Is It? : 00  1 CD

Naturally 7 : What Is It?

The seven deeply spiritual young New York men who called themselves "Seven" and became 1999 Harmony Sweeps Champs now are called Naturally 7 were often asked, "What is it you're doing?" Instead of answering, they wrote a song: "What Is It?" which became the title of their second CD. If the first ("Non-Fiction," on PAC Records) was still highly jazzful and musicologically composed, the second offers a new quality of pop music, striking sparks as soon as you hear it, with an organic fizz to it. Naturally Seven summon up soul, rap, rock and folk from their throats in harmonious balance; their repertoire consists half of their own compositions, half of cover versions. At first listen, we were certain that the group had gone top 40 and was using a hot soul band, until we read the disclaimer "All Sounds A Cappella, all musical sounds crated by the human voice." Listen to the title tune, the Kool & The Gang-flavored "I Wanna Be Where U.R. (Rescue Me)," or "No Fool For You," and you'll hear the a cappella envelope being seriously pushed. 14 songs, hard to pick favorites, but a funky "Broken Wings" cover, "Another You," "Get Ready," "Say You Love Me," "Closer," "Back to the Essence" and "Grace" work for us. The fact that for several years the group has been been busy creating a huge following in Germany, Switzerland and Japan is our loss in the US. One of the best, most influential CDs of the year, on many levels, Beautiful and extensive liner notes.

Songlist: So The Question Is, What Is It? (Excuse Me), Gone With The Wind, Broken Wings, Another You, Music Is The Key, I Wanna Be Where U.R., More Than Words, No Fool For You, Get Ready, Say You Love Me, Closer, Back To The Essence, Grace

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2872c | 1 CD | $15.98


Solfa : Solfa : 00  1 CD

Solfa : Solfa

Solfa are a Norwegian male quintet who sprinkle their contemporary songs with jazzy chord nuggets. Mixing about half original songs (some of which are sung in Norwegian) with tasty covers, they can funk too, as they do on the Temptations/Smokey Robinson classic, "Get Ready," which features a shredding guitar solo. Two Beatles numbers, "Drive My Car" and "You Can't Do That," retain all the joie de vivre of the Fab Four's originals, subtly accessorized-the bass part of "You Can't Do That" gives it a kick at the end. The swinging "Vem Vet" has a first-rate horn passage. The group members have studied at the Hamar College of Music in Norway, and are great admirers of the Real Group; this debut CD shows that they have learned their lessons well.

Songlist: Get Ready, Benen I Kors, You Are The One, A Cappella, Drive My Car, Faith/ Fire, You Can't Do That, Hon Ar Sa Sot, Vem Vet, Eg Ser

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2991c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Straight No Chaser : Six Pack Vol 2 : 00  1 CD : 075678824913 : ATLM82491.2

Straight No Chaser : Six Pack Vol 2

They have become one of the most popular contemporary a cappella groups performing today and have an extremely busy tour schedule with dates throughout the country. This EP release handily demonstrates why they enjoy such popularity and shows a sophistication and maturity that comes from performing so steadily. This release will please all fans of contemporary a cappella and will have you singing (and perhaps dancing) along with the group.

Songlist: Get Ready, Like A Prayer, Billie Jean/Poison, Rhythm Of Love/ Can't Help Falling In Love, Buddy Holly, Let's Get It On

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2905c | 1 CD | $7.85 | A Cappella


Vocal Union : All Around Me : 00  1 CD : 185

Vocal Union : All Around Me

Seven-man Southern Gospel ensemble The Vocal Union is the third offspring of Paris, TN's Acappella Ministries; the first being the A Cappella Company, created by Keith Lancaster, who is Executive Producer of "All Around Me." From "Get Ready," the first song by these talented, spiritual men, we feel the power of their music and their ministry. This is the best of Contemporary Christian a cappella: strong, innovative vocal percussion, soaring Rockapella-like backup vocals, rich, deep bass harmonies, strong original lyrics, music and arrangements-it's easy to see how "Once Upon A Tree" won the 2001 CASA Religious Album of the Year. It's hard to pick favorites from these 12, because there's not a weak cut on the CD. "Livin Love," "I Wanna Love You," "We've Got This Groove" (they do, and we can feel it!), "Heaven's Irony," "Rise and Walk,' "To See Jesus," "Do You Believe," "This Is Love" and the final cut, "What Heavenly Music." "All Around Me" is VU's 5th CD, and it is another finely-crafted, joyous winner.

Songlist: Get Ready, Livin Love, Thank You, I Wanna Love You, We've Got This Groove, Heaven's Ready, Rise and Walk, Where on Earth, To See Jesus, Do You Believe, This is Love, What Heavenly Music

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2858c | 1 CD | $11.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Get Ready : 3-Part : Mac Huff : Smokey Robinson : The Temptations :  1 CD : 08551346 : 073999897388

Mac Huff : Get Ready

Discovery Series arrangements are specifically designed for younger performers and this 1966 hit by the Temptations does not disappoint! Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Smokey Robinson Performed By: The Temptations

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551346 | Showtrax CD Available

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