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God Bless the Child

Music by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.

Originally Performed by Billie Holiday

"God Bless the Child" is a song written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. in 1939. It was first recorded on May 9, 1941 and released by the Okeh Records in 1942. Years later, Aretha Franklin performed the song making it even more popular.

Holiday's version of the song was honored with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1976. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Release Date: 1942


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various Arrangers : Standards 5 : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Standards 5

This lush a cappella arrangement of 'I've Never Been In Love Before' features the entire vocal ensemble. The emotional lyric and fresh harmonization make this chart fun to rehearse and perform. Billie Holiday and Blood, Sweat and Tears helped to make 'God Bless The Child part of the standard jazz literature. It is a beautiful arrangement! 'Nancy with the Laughing Face' is another beautiful Johnny Mercer melody arranged in a very singable a cappella setting. A short solo with choir backgrounds sets up a beautiful and sensitive ending. Phil Mattson's arrangement of 'Love For Sale' was originally written for Chanticleer with a female solist. Now your vocal group can enjoy this beautiful gem!

Songlist: I've Never Been in Love Before, God Bless the Child, Nancy With The Laughing Face

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Voicing: SATB | 4746b | Sheet Music | $11.98 | A Cappella


Billie Holiday : Original Keys For Singers : Solo : Songbook : 073999822366 : 0634025872 : 00740140

Billie Holiday : Original Keys For Singers

This groundbreaking publication features authentic transcriptions in the original keys of 19 classics from the most signature recordings of the great Lady Day. Includes a biography and discography, and these classic standards in voice with piano accompaniment format. A must for every jazz singer's library!

Songlist: All Of Me, Billie's Blues (I Love My Man), Body And Soul, Crazy He Calls Me, Easy Living, Fine And Mellow, A Fine Romance, God Bless The Child, Good Morning Heartache, I Cried For You, I Wished On The Moon, Lover, Come Back To Me, Miss Brown To You, Solitude, Some Other Spring, Strange Fruit, This Year's Kisses, The Very Thought Of You, You've Changed

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Billie Holiday | 9206b | Songbook | $21.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Arrangers : Come Fly with Me : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680050283 : 1941566278 : 00142699

Various Arrangers : Come Fly with Me

Example vocals and separate background tracks on CD are provided in this collection of 9 big band standards voiced for men.

Songlist: There'll Be Some Changes Made, God Bless the Child, How High the Moon, Why Don't You Do Right!, Come Fly with Me, I Apologize, Volare, Candy Man, The Way She Makes Me Feel

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Voicing: Solo | 4146b | Songbook | $24.95 | With Piano


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


Barbershop Harmony Society : Top Choruses 2007 : 00  1 CD : 115425

Barbershop Harmony Society : Top Choruses 2007

The Barbershop Harmony Society's International Chorus competition, held in Denver, CO in July of 2007 saw California's Westminster Chorus emerge with the gold, singing gems like "Their Hearts Were Full of Spring" and "Strike Up the Band/Everybody Step" medley, followed by Ambassadors of Harmony, here singing "They Didn't Believe Me," local favorites Sound of the Rockies, singing "Colorado, My Home," and the Northern Lights, singing "'Cross the Mason Dixon Line." But listening to top-20 finishers like Voices in Harmony sing "The Sunshine of Your Smile," The Alliance's "When It's Nighttime in Dixieland," Atlanta Vocal Project's "Shakin' The Blues Away," Vocal FX's "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street," Cambridge Chord Company's "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans," and the Alexandria Harmonizers' "Happy Feet Medley," makes it clear to us what a tough decision the judges had to make!

Songlist: Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring, Strike Up The Band/Everybody Step Medley, They Didn't Believe Me, Colorado, My Home, 'Cross the Mason Dixon Line, Love Songs Medley, The Sunshine of Your Smile, When You Wish Upon a Star, When It's Nighttime in Dixieland, Shakin' The Blues Away, Oh, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, When My Sugar Walks Down The Street, Do you Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?/Basin Street Blues Medley, Happy Feet Medley, Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Smile, Darn Ya Smile Medley, God Bless the Child, Sailing Down the Chesapeake Bay, You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves you, At the Ball, That's All, Good Luck Charm, Time After Time

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5828c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Conn Artists : First Offence : 00  1 CD

Conn Artists : First Offence

The Conn Artists is a seven-man a cappella Contemporary/Jazz/Doo-wop ensemble that performs throughout Connecticut ("Conn Artists," get it?), and "First Offense" is their debut CD. Included are: "Ain't No Sunshine," "The Worst That Could Happen," "Dream Lover," "Better Than Anything," "I Love My Boss," "Change In My Life," Van Morrison's "Moondance," The Four Freshmen's "Blue World," "Consider Me Gone," "Ave Maria," "On And On," "Winter's Night," "Take 5," "On The Street Where You Live" and "God Bless The Child." The guys harmonize with energy and spirit, and we're hoping they commit Second and Third Offenses and end up with a lengthy record!

Songlist: Ain't No Sunshine, The Worst Thing That Could Happen, Dream Lover, Better Than Anything, I Love My Boss, Change in my Life, Moondance, Blue World, Consider Me Gone, Ave Maria, On and On, Winter's Night, Take 5, On the Street Where You Live, God Bless the Child

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6993c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


King Sisters : The King Family Show /The King Family Album : 00  1 CD : CCM20722

King Sisters : The King Family Show /The King Family Album

The first two of a staggering six albums that the King Family recorded for Warner Brothers in the space of two years, these came out in early 1965, the same year their weekly ABC TV series The King Family Show was becoming a fan favorite. Their debut The King Family Show! contains many of the favorites performed by the Family on TV and plays like an episode of their series-there's even a commercial break at the mid-point by King Kids Cam & Laurette, a popular, and humorous, feature of their weekly show. And we round out this release with two more CD debuts - the Warner Brothers singles by The King Cousins originally released in 1965, the Phil Spectorish Just One Smile and girl group homage Today I'm in Love! Deluxe liner notes with a treasure trove of rarely seen photos make this a true King Family fan's delight.

Songlist: Pass Me By, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Line the Track, My Favourite Things, Stardust, Irving Berlin Medley, Make Someone Happy, Sunrise, Sunset, I Used to Love You, I Don't Know Why, When Are You Going To Learn, The Square, Amen, (When There's) Love At Home, Today I'm In Love, Just One Smile, He's Got the Whole World In His Hands, Shenandoah, You'll Never Walk Alone, Every Man Has A Castle, Open Up Your Heart, Battle Hymn of the Republic, America, The Beautiful, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Bluebird of Happiness, Very Last Day, God Bless the Child, When the Saints Go Marching In

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5415c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Accompanied


Ro Sham Bo : It's Not Over : 00  1 CD

Ro Sham Bo : It's Not Over    onsale

Berkeley, CA's three man, three woman a cappella jazz ensemble Ro Sham Bo, who impressed us with a strong set at the '06 Harmony Sweeps Bay Area Regional (winning Best Original Arrangement and 2nd place overall), bring us this impressive debut CD of 12 songs. The salsa favorite "Mas Que Nada" starts the program, the brilliantly arranged "Nature Boy," the silly "Barney is the Devil," jazzy "Why Haven't I Heard From You," "Greasy Granny" and "It's Over," the bluenote, scattish "Anthopology," the Blues standard "God Bless the Child," the moody "Interlude" and the striking bluenote arrangement of "Ballgame," which was a special request that the group sang only one time, are favorites. "It's not over" is a beautifully selected, arranged and performed debut by this talented mixed Bay Area sextet!

Songlist: Mas Que Nada, Baghdad Cafe, Barney Is The Devil, Why Haven't I Heard From You, God Bless The Child, Greasy Granny, Nature Boy, Simple House, It's Over, Anthropology, Interlude, Ballgame

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7472c | 1 CD | $1.95 | A Cappella


Yale Red, Hot & Blue : Yeah... You Heard Me : 00  1 CD

Yale Red, Hot & Blue : Yeah... You Heard Me

Founded in 1977, Redhot and Blue is Yale's oldest coed a cappella group. The youthful 18-voice group has dazzled audiences from the White House to the embassies of Prague, onboard the QE II and onstage at Carnegie Hall. Fresh twists on jazz classics, Broadway showstoppers, and toe-tapping favorites of all genres fuel their entertaining and passionate performances. Sophisticated jazz standards and Broadway showtunes form the core of Redhot's repertoire, though they also sing a variety of more contemporary hits. Recipients of many CARA awards, "Yeah..." is the group's 5th CD. 19 songs, some favorites: the classic "42nd Street," Gershwin's "A Foggy Day" and "Summertime," "Fever," Mel Brooks' "When You've Got It, Flaunt It," "Scotch and Soda," Laura Nyro's "Sweet Blindness," Cole Porter's "Red, Hot and Blue," and "A Man Come Into Egypt," from the group's 25th Anniversary concert. All arrangements are by Rh&B alumni. Good stuff, spirited and energetic collegiate a cappella!

Songlist: Swingende Koormuziek 42nd Street, A Foggy Day (In London Town), I Can't get Started, Fever, Almost Like Being In Love, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, When You've Got It, Flaunt It, Scotch and Soda, Summertime, I Get A Kick Out of You, Red, Hot and Blue, God Bless the Child, Loverman, Sweet Blindness, All the Things You Are, Second Hand Rose, Night In Tunisia, A Man Come Into Egypt, When You Are Old

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1746c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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God Bless the Child : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Billie Holiday : Billie Holiday :  1 CD : 08657660 : 888680071592

Kirby Shaw : God Bless the Child

(Shaw) SATB

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. Performed By: Billie Holiday

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08657660

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