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Ol' Man River

From the musical

Show Boat



Music by Jerome Kern, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

"Ol' Man River" (music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II) is a show tune from the 1927[1] musical Show Boat that contrasts the struggles and hardships of African Americans with the endless, uncaring flow of the Mississippi River. It is sung from the point of view of a black stevedore on a showboat,[2][3] and is the most famous song from the show. The song is meant to be performed in a slow tempo, it is sung complete once in the musical's lengthy first scene by the stevedore "Joe" who travels with the boat, and, in the stage version, is heard four more times in brief reprises. Joe serves as a sort of musical one-man Greek chorus, and the song, when reprised, comments on the action, as if saying, "This has happened, but the river keeps rolling on anyway."

The song is notable for several aspects: the lyrical pentatonic-scale melody, the subjects of toil and social class, metaphor to the Mississippi, and as a bass solo (rare in musicals, solos for baritones or tenors being more common).

Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra had a hit recording of the song in 1928, in a much faster tempo than Kern and Hammerstein intended, and featuring Bing Crosby on vocals and Bix Beiderbecke on cornet.[4] A second version, by Paul Whiteman with bass singer Paul Robeson on vocals and sung in a dance tempo, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2004, Robeson's version finished at #24 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.

    Release Date: 1927


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Richard Walters (editor) : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 1, Revised : Solo : 2 CDs : 073999379181 : 0634060201 : 00740236

Richard Walters (editor) : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 1, Revised

Two accompaniment CDs in each package which match the books containing a collection of songs from the musical stage, categorized by voice type. The selections are presented in their authentic settings, excerpted from the original vocal scores.

Songlist: I Am The Very Model, This Is The Life, Marian The Librarian, Soliloquy, Ol' Man River, Some Enchanted Evening, C'est Moi, Camelot, September Song, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?, Dulcinea, Everybody Says Don't, How To Handle A Woman, I Got Plenty O' Nuttin', I've Heard It All Before, If Ever I Would Leave You, If I Loved You, The Impossible Dream (The Quest), Lonely Room, Lost In The Stars, Mack The Knife, Man Of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote), Marry Me A Little, Meditation I, Meditation II, Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', Reviewing The Situation, River In The Rain, The Road You Didn't Take, Sorry - Grateful, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2522b | 2 CDs | $22.95


Great Male Singers  : Original Keys for Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088497965 : 1423477782 : 00307133

Great Male Singers : Original Keys for Singers

Vocal transcriptions of 22 classic songs from iconic male vocalists

Songlist: And I Love You So, Beyond The Sea, Can't Help Falling In Love, Change Partners, Come Fly With Me, Georgia On My Mind, How Deep Is The Ocean, I've Got The World On A String, If My Friends Could See Me Now, Let Me Sing And I'm Happy, Makin' Whoopee!, Mona Lisa, My Funny Valentine, My Kind Of Girl, My One And Only Love, Ol' Man River, Spanish Eyes, Teach Me Tonight, What A Wonderful World, What Kind Of Fool Am I?, Young At Heart

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Voicing: Solo | 7802b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Jerome Kern : Jerome Kern Collection - 2nd Edition : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999280111 : 0881889032 : 01128011

Jerome Kern : Jerome Kern Collection - 2nd Edition

The definitive collection of the work of Jerome Kern, one of the most beloved composers of all-time. This second edition features 49 original sheet music arrangements including all verses. Also includes a biography with photos of Jerome Kern, a brief narrative and photos for each song, plus Oscar Hammerstein's moving eulogy for his friend.

Songlist: You Are Love, All The Things You Are, All Through The Day, Who?, Make Believe, Bill, Look For The Silver Lining, Ol' Man River, Can I Forget You, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Can't Help Singing, Dearly Beloved, Don't Ever Leave Me, Remind Me, A Fine Romance, The Folks Who Live On The Hill, I Dream Too Much, I Won't Dance, I'm Old Fashioned, I've Told Ev'ry Little Star, In Love In Vain, Ka-lu-a, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Let's Begin, Long Ago (And Far Away), Lovely To Look At, The Night Was Made For Love, Nobody Else But Me, Pick Yourself Up, She Didn't Say Yes, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20272b | Songbook | $21.95 | PVG


Oscar Hammerstein II : Show Boat : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999130157 : 0793545536 : 00313015

Oscar Hammerstein II : Show Boat

The original cast listing, full-color photos from the Broadway production, and nine stellar songs from this musical classic: Bill - Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - I Have the Room Above - Life upon the Wicked Stage - Make Believe - Mis'ry's Comin' Aroun' - Ol' Man River - Why Do I Love You? - You Are Love.

Songlist: You Are Love, I Have The Room Above, Mis'ry's Comin' Aroun', Make Believe, Bill, Ol' Man River, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Life Upon The Wicked Stage, Why Do I Love You?

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Voicing: Solo | 20174b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Richard Walters : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - 16-Bar Audition : Solo : Songbook : 884088476052 : 1423490983 : 00230042

Richard Walters : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - 16-Bar Audition

Baritone/Bass edition. Songs especially good for auditions have been chosen from Volumes 1-5 of The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology and edited to 30-40 second "16-Bar" excerpts. Each volume includes over 100 songs in original keys.

Songlist: All I Care About, All That's Known, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Bring Me My Bride, Bye Bye Baby, C'est Moi, Camelot, Coffee Shop Nights, Colorado, My Home, The Colors Of My Life, Come Back To Me, Cool, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?, Drink With Me (To Days Gone By), Dulcinea, Empty Chairs At Empty Tables, Everybody Says Don't, Gaston, Get Me To The Church On Time, The Girl That I Marry, Gonna Be Another Hot Day, Good Thing Going, Grand Knowing You, Greased Lightnin', Guido's Song, Haben Sie Gehort Das Deutsche Band? (Have You Ever Heard The German Band?), Heroes All Around, How To Handle A Woman, I Don't Remember You, I Miss The Music, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 1843b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters : Musical Theatre for Classical Singers - Baritone/Bass : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088392420 : 1423474201 : 00001227

Richard Walters : Musical Theatre for Classical Singers - Baritone/Bass

Songs have been chosen which are especially for the classical voice. The editions treat the music as substantial vocal literature in these large, generous collections. Each voice type has a unique variety of literature. The series presents primarily original keys, but there are also appropriate and practical transpositions (particularly for lyric mezzo-soprano).

Songlist: Me, This Is The Life, You Must Meet My Wife, Soliloquy, Epiphany, Ol' Man River, Some Enchanted Evening, C'est Moi, I Rise Again, September Song, Is This What You Call Love?, No One Has Ever Loved Me, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?, Fear No More, Dulcinea, Everybody Says Don't, Gonna Be Another Hot Day, The Highest Judge Of All, I'll Never Say No, I've Come To Wive It Wealthily In Padua, I've Heard It All Before, If Ever I Would Leave You, If I Loved You, The Impossible Dream (The Quest), In Praise Of Women, Joey, Joey, Joey, Lonely Room, Lost In The Stars, Man Of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote), Meditation I, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 3021b | Songbook | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters : Musical Theatre for Classical Singers - Baritone/Bass : Solo : 01 Songbook & 3 CDs : 884088397241 : 1423477871 : 00230003

Richard Walters : Musical Theatre for Classical Singers - Baritone/Bass

Songs have been chosen which are especially for the classical voice. The editions treat the music as substantial vocal literature in these large, generous collections. Each voice type has a unique variety of literature. The series presents primarily original keys, but there are also appropriate and practical transpositions (particularly for lyric mezzo-soprano).

Songlist: Me, This Is The Life, You Must Meet My Wife, Soliloquy, Epiphany, Ol' Man River, Some Enchanted Evening, C'est Moi, I Rise Again, September Song, Is This What You Call Love?, No One Has Ever Loved Me, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?, Fear No More, Dulcinea, Everybody Says Don't, Gonna Be Another Hot Day, The Highest Judge Of All, I'll Never Say No, I've Come To Wive It Wealthily In Padua, I've Heard It All Before, If Ever I Would Leave You, If I Loved You, The Impossible Dream (The Quest), In Praise Of Women, Joey, Joey, Joey, Lonely Room, Lost In The Stars, Man Of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote), Meditation I, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 3038b | Songbook & 3 CDs | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters : Musical Theatre for Classical Singers - Baritone/Bass : Solo : 01 Songbook & 3 CDs : 884088588274 : 1458410528 : 00230102

Richard Walters : Musical Theatre for Classical Singers - Baritone/Bass

Songs have been chosen which are especially for the classical voice. The editions treat the music as substantial vocal literature in these large, generous collections. Each voice type has a unique variety of literature. The series presents primarily original keys, but there are also appropriate and practical transpositions (particularly for lyric mezzo-soprano).

Songlist: Me, This Is The Life, You Must Meet My Wife, Soliloquy, Epiphany, Ol' Man River, Some Enchanted Evening, C'est Moi, I Rise Again, September Song, Is This What You Call Love?, No One Has Ever Loved Me, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?, Fear No More, Dulcinea, Everybody Says Don't, Gonna Be Another Hot Day, The Highest Judge Of All, I'll Never Say No, I've Come To Wive It Wealthily In Padua, I've Heard It All Before, If Ever I Would Leave You, If I Loved You, The Impossible Dream (The Quest), In Praise Of Women, Joey, Joey, Joey, Lonely Room, Lost In The Stars, Man Of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote), Meditation I, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 3043b | Songbook & 3 CDs | $44.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters : G. Schirmer American Aria Anthology : Solo : Songbook : 073999846263 : 0634044788 : 50484626

Richard Walters : G. Schirmer American Aria Anthology

This landmark series, the first multi-volume aria anthology devoted entirely to the topic, collects compelling, useful, singer-friendly excerpts from the best of a distinctly American musical tradition. Plot notes and basic information about each opera are included. Opera composers such as Samuel Barber, William Bolcom, Douglas Moore, Virgil Thomson and Kurt Weill are represented. The operas of Gian Carlo Menotti are particularly present, with 26 arias from nine operas in the series. Additionally, attractive, performable arias are included from important works such as Regina, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Ghosts of Versailles, The Great Gatsby, and Little Women. Stephen Sondheim graciously agreed to make new aria editions of two pieces from Sweeney Todd ("The Contest" in the Tenor volume and "Epiphany" in the Baritone/Bass volume) for this series. A majority of the music in the four volumes has never before been available outside the vocal scores; a significant number of the arias were especially adapted for this edition. Some arias in the series have never been in print at all before now. Many arias are appropriate for college student singers.

Songlist: Good People Of Leadville, Jehosophat! McTeague's Wanted!, O Tixo, Tixo Help Me, Ol' Man River, Soliloquy, Thousands Of Miles, Turn Tail And Run Then, Warm As The Autumn Light

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Voicing: Solo | 4079b | Songbook | $25.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters : Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology: Baritone/Bass - 16-bar Audition - Revised (Replaces 00230042) : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680727093 : 1540020282 : 00260627

Richard Walters : Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology: Baritone/Bass - 16-bar Audition - Revised (Replaces 00230042)

Songlist: Bye Bye Baby, If I Can't Love Her, Me, Try Me, Once Upon A Time, Wonderful, The Kite (Charlie Brown's Kite), All I Care About, Come Back To Me, Santa Fe, Stars, You Should Be Loved, Last One Picked, Smile, I'll Be Here, I Wanna Be A Producer, Haben Sie Gehort Das Deutsche Band? (Have You Ever Heard The German Band?), Jet Song, Real Life, When I First Saw You (You Are My Dream), Javert's Suicide, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, You Won't Succeed On Broadway, Sir Robin's Song, Heroes All Around, Ol' Man River, Some Enchanted Evening, C'est Moi, Camelot, The Colors Of My Life, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40454b | Songbook | $22.95


Richard Walters (editor) : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 1, Revised : Solo : Songbook : 073999610741 : 0881885487 : 00361074

Richard Walters (editor) : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 1, Revised

39 songs, including: Camelot - September Song - The Impossible Dream - Ol' Man River - Some Enchanted Evening - and more.

Songlist: I Am The Very Model, This Is The Life, Marian The Librarian, Soliloquy, Ol' Man River, Some Enchanted Evening, C'est Moi, Camelot, September Song, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?, Dulcinea, Everybody Says Don't, How To Handle A Woman, I Got Plenty O' Nuttin', I've Heard It All Before, If Ever I Would Leave You, If I Loved You, The Impossible Dream (The Quest), Lonely Room, Lost In The Stars, Mack The Knife, Man Of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote), Marry Me A Little, Meditation I, Meditation II, Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', Reviewing The Situation, River In The Rain, The Road You Didn't Take, Sorry - Grateful, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2508b | Songbook | $21.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters (editor) : Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Baritone/Bass Book - Vol. 1 : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088129934 : 1423423674 : 00000486

Richard Walters (editor) : Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Baritone/Bass Book - Vol. 1

The world's most trusted source for great theatre literature for singing actors. The CDs include piano accompaniments. The book features authentic editions of each song in the original keys. The songs have been carefully chosen for each voice type and are culled from a wide selection of classic and contemporary shows.

Songlist: C'est Moi, Camelot, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?, Dulcinea, Everybody Says Don't, How To Handle A Woman, I Am The Very Model, I Got Plenty O' Nuttin', I've Heard It All Before, If Ever I Would Leave You, If I Loved You, The Impossible Dream (The Quest), Lonely Room, Lost In The Stars, Mack The Knife, Man Of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote), Marian The Librarian, Marry Me A Little, Meditation I, Meditation II, Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', Ol' Man River, Reviewing The Situation, River In The Rain, The Road You Didn't Take, September Song, Soliloquy, Some Enchanted Evening, Sorry - Grateful, Ten Minutes Ago, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5545b | Songbook & CD | $39.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : The Smash Broadway Collection : Solo : Songbook : 884088679712 : 0769292968 : 00321461

Various : The Smash Broadway Collection

This songbook features piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of Broadway favorites including: All the Things You Are - Bewitched - Corner of the Sky - Don't Cry for Me Argentina - Hey, Look Me Over - I Don't Know How to Love Him - I'll Never Fall in Love Again - If I Were a Rich Man - Mack the Knife - Mr. Bojangles - Send in the Clowns - Somewhere That's Green - Summertime - Tomorrow - Wheels of a Dream.

Songlist: ONCE UPON A TIME, SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES, ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (from 'Ain't Misbehavin''), ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE (from 'Brigadoon'), BEWITCHED, BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED (from 'PAL JOEY'), BUT NOT FOR ME (from 'Girl Crazy'), DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE, FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE (from 'The Boys From Syracuse'), I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU (from 'Anything Goes'), IF MY FRIENDS COULD SEE ME NOW (FROM 'SWEET CHARI, MY FUNNY VALENTINE (from 'Babes in Arms'), SEND IN THE CLOWNS (from 'A Little Night Music'), SUMMERTIME (from 'Porgy and Bess'), COME BACK TO ME (from 'On A Clear Day You Can See Forever'), IT DON'T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING), ON A CLEAR DAY (YOU CAN SEE FOREVER) (from 'On A Clear Day You Can See Forever'), 'TIL TOMORROW (from 'Fiorello!'), A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO, ANOTHER SUITCASE IN ANOTHER HALL, APPLAUSE (PRINT ONLY), AQUARIUS (from 'Hair'), ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS, BE OUR GUEST (from 'Beauty & the Beast'), BEAUTIFUL CITY ('GODSPELL':FILM), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (from Walt Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'), BELIEVE IN YOURSELF (from 'The Wiz'), BIG SPENDER - FOLIO, BILL (PRINT ONLY), BUT THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40092b | Songbook | $26.95


Various : The Best Broadway Songs Ever - 6th Edition : Solo : Songbook : 888680929053 : 154004954X : 00291992

Various : The Best Broadway Songs Ever - 6th Edition

One of our bestselling Broadway collections just got even better thanks to this new 6th edition. It features 85 timeless Broadway favorites arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Songs include: Bring Him Home - Cabaret - I Could Have Danced All Night - Memory - My Favorite Things - On the Street Where You Live - One - People Will Say We're in Love - Popular - Seasons of Love - Send in the Clowns - Somewhere - Sunrise, Sunset - Tomorrow - Try to Remember - Waving Through a Window - What I Did for Love - You'll Be Back - You'll Never Walk Alone - and more.

Songlist: Tonight, Anything Goes, Memory, Tomorrow, All I Ask Of You, Seasons Of Love, One, Somewhere, Any Dream Will Do, I Wanna Be A Producer, Aquarius, On My Own, As If We Never Said Goodbye, As Long As He Needs Me, Summertime, Popular, Defying Gravity, Bewitched, Bring Him Home, Ol' Man River, Some Enchanted Evening, Cabaret, Camelot, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, September Song, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Forty-Second Street, You'll Be Back, Getting To Know You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 70730b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers: Volume 2 : Solo : Songbook : 884088270087 : 142346172X : 00311809

Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers: Volume 2

Over 90 more classics from the American repertoire of classics.

Songlist: If I Should Lose You, Always, Ain't We Got Fun?, Guilty, Solitude, Rockin' Chair, Who?, Caravan, More Than You Know, Are You Havin' Any Fun?, As Long As I Live, At Sundown, So In Love, Candy, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song), By Myself, But Beautiful, Ol' Man River, Some Enchanted Evening, Cherokee (Indian Love Song), My Shining Hour, Come Sunday, Dear Hearts And Gentle People, Everything I Have Is Yours, Exactly Like You, Falling In Love With Love, Flying Home, I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You, Hit The Road To Dreamland, I Concentrate On You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2574b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Various Composers : Cabaret Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999904888 : 0793500869 : 00490488

Various Composers : Cabaret Songbook

Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue - a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting at tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance being introduced by a master of ceremonies, or MC. Here are 54 essential cabaret classics.

Songlist: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, Ain't Misbehavin, All By Myself, And All That Jazz, Another Op'nin' Another Show, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, As Long As He Needs Me, Being Alive, The Best Is Yet to Come, Blame It On My Youth, Cabaret, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Comedy Tonight, Comes Love, Copacabana (At The Copa), Everything's Coming Up Roses, From This Moment On, How High The Moon, I Am What I Am, I Believe In You, I Wanna Be Loved By You, I Wish You Love, I'd Do Anything, I'll Be Seeing You, I'm Beginning to See the Light, I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People), I've Got You Under My Skin, I've Got Your Number, It's All Right With Me, The Lady is a Tramp, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5136b | Songbook | $19.95


Ames Brothers : Destination Moon : 00  1 CD : 2862

Ames Brothers : Destination Moon

The four tall (all six-footers), healthy-looking young singing brothers were a standout quartet even back in their grammar school days, but hit their stride, and the charts in the late 40s and through the 50s. This CD combines 2 lps in one bargain-priced CD, effectively giving us twice as much great music for our money. The first, a 1956 lp with Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra, features 12 (accompanied) hits, like "It Must Be True," "Ol' Man River," "That's The Way Love Goes," "Gotta Be This Or That," "Anniversary Song," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "Not You, Not I." The 1958 space-race inspired "Destination Moon," with Sid Ramin and His Orchestra, features another 12 (accompanied) winners, the title tune, "Moonglow," "East of The Sun," "No Moon At All," "Music From Out of Space," "Stella By Starlight," "It's Only A Paper Moon," "Beyond The Blue Horizon" and others. Powerful harmonies, great solos, memorable hooks in every tune-this CD is a truckload of big-fun 50s pop!

Songlist: It Must Be True, The Alphabet, Ol' Man River, Noche de Ronda, That's the Way Love Goes, Why Do I Keep Lovin' You, Gotta Be This or That, Anniversary Song, Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, I'll Never Get You Off My Mind, Not You, Not I, Destination Moon, Clear Out of This World, Moonglow, East of the Sun, Count Every Star, No Moon At All, I'm Shooting High, Music from Outer Space, Stella by Starlight, It's Only A Paper Moon, The Starlit Hour, Beyond the Blue Horizon

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4556c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Accompanied


Cambridge Chord Company : If You Go Down To The Woods : 00  1 CD : Paul Davies

Cambridge Chord Company : If You Go Down To The Woods

40-strong, all male Cambridge Chord Company (CCC), the 1999-2000 champion British Barbershop chorus, has probably won more awards than any other chorus of its kind since it sang its first harmonies 12 years ago. In 1994 CCC became the first small chorus ever to win the Silver Medal at the British Association of Barbershop Singers' (BABS) annual convention. Often competing against choirs four or five times their size, CCC were BABS silver medalists three times, BABS Chorus Champions in 1999 and 2002, Millennium Joint Barbershop Harmony Chorus Champions 2000 and European Champions in 2001. In July 2003 CCC placed 11th in the International Barbershop Competition in Montreal, the highest place a British Chorus has ever achieved! Here are 13 spirited songs from the group's repertoire-some nice medleys, including "Sweet Sixteen Medley," "Button Up Medley" and "Tramp Medley." "Roses of Picardy," "Do I Love You?," an impressive "My Funny Valentine," a very funny "Welsh Rhapsody," "Raining In My Heart," "My Ship," "Ol' Man River," "Shangri-La" and the title tune, "Teddy Bear's Picnic." This is powerful, ringing, funny-the stuff great live performances are made of. British Barbershop is coming!

Songlist: Sweet Sixteen Medley, Roses of Picardy, Button Up Medley, Do I Love You?, My Funny Valentine, Welsh Rhapsody, The Sweetest Story Ever Told, Tramp Medley, Raining In My Heart, My Ship, Ol' Man River, Shangri-la, Teddy Bears' Picnic

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5408c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


The Flamingos : Fabulous Flamingos : 00  1 CD : 5429

The Flamingos : Fabulous Flamingos

These tracks are from their years with End Records who they signed with in 1958 and stayed until 1962 leaving a legacy of hits. Includes a cool interpretation of the Orioles "It's Too Soon To Know".

Songlist: It's Too Soon to Know, Flame of Love , The Sinner (El Pecador), I'm Coming Home, Only Seventeen, Ol' Man River, You're Mine, My Lovely One, I Know Better, Moonlight in Vermont, Without His Love, Danny Boy

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8287c | 1 CD | $11.98 | Some a cappella


Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : I Hear Music : 00  1 CD : ROYCD292

Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : I Hear Music

This release is a "twofer" by having two classic Fred Waring stereo albums on one CD. "In Hi-Fi" (1957) and "All Through the Night" (1958) were both big sellers when there were first released and these recording clearly demonstrate why The Pennsylvanians were so popular. Lots of warm memories here!

Songlist: I Hear Music, Dry Bones, In the Still of the Night, Ol' Man River, Hit the Road to Dreamland, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Cigarette, Sweet Music and You, The Whiffenpoof Song, Hora Staccato, Lolly Too Dum Dey, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, You'll Never Walk Alone, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Sleep, Autumn Leaves, If I Had My Way, The Inch Worm, Dear Hearts and Gentle People, Anywhere I Wander, Tennessee Waltz, Greensleeves, Funiculi Funicula, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, The Unconstant Lover, Comin' Thro' the Rye, All Through the Night

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43132c | 1 CD | $9.95


Iowa State Statesmen : That Which We Are : 00  1 CD : Dr. James Rodde

Iowa State Statesmen : That Which We Are

We have just listened to a great 3-part series by Dr. Rodde's talented mixed-voice ensemble, the Iowa State Singers, and now we are treated to the Iowa Statesmen, Iowa State's popular men's over 100-voice choir. The two groups share a love of a cappella classical Christian music, such as Jakob Handl's "O Magnum Mysterium" and "Confirma hoc, Deus;" and spirituals such as Stephen Hatfield's joyous "Heaven Somewhere," and the Moses Hogan-arranged "Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit." The Statesmen also love folk music, such as "Loch Lomond," Gwenyth Walker's piano-accompanied "Crossing the Bar," the silly, live "Johnny Schmoker," "Cindy," the powerful, rhythmic African song "Noel," and the Russell Robinson-arranged "Ol' Man River." Finally, to remind us that the Statesmen are a collegiate group, there is a rousing collection of ISU School Songs. Dr. Rodde's groups share a rich, spirited sound, soaring leads, and top-drawer song selection, arrangements and direction. It adds up to a beautiful, entertaining collection!

Songlist: O Magnum Mysterium, Confirma hoc, Deus, Zion Hears the Watchmen Singing, The Lord is My Shepherd, Heaven Somewhere, The Pasture, Vinum Bonum, The Quest Unending, Ra-ta-plan, Loch Lomond, El Yivneh Hagalil, Dies Irae, Crossing the Bar, Noel, Ol' Man River, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Johnny Schmoker (live), Cindy, ISU School Songs

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9034c | 1 CD | $15.95


Various Artists : Starlight Serenade Vol. XII : 00  1 CD

Various Artists : Starlight Serenade Vol. XII

You know the drill - this is volume 12 of an a cappella doo-wop retrospective series on Starlight Discs. There are 20 cuts on this CD, featuring Dino & the Heartspinners, Charles Moffitt's Velours, Deja-Vu, The Four Sevilles, The Ovations, The Revelations, A Moment's Pleasure, and New Emage. The tunes are all doo-wop standards like 'Love Potion #9,' 'Ten Command-ments of Love,' 'Under the Boardwalk' and 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love' or songs that might have been doo-wop hits, like 'Mio Amore,' 'Sweetness' and 'Laura.' No info on the groups in the liner notes, but there's a vintage picture of the Velours is on the front, and a picture is worth...

Songlist: Ten Commandments of Love , Mio Amore , This Could Be the Night, Maaybe , Over the Rainbow , If I , Little Maiden, You're Mine, Laura , Love Potion No. 9 , Don't Look Back , White Christmas , What Are You Doing New Year's Eve , Sweet One , Sweetness , O Baby Don't , Ol' Man River , Frankie & Johny , Under the Boardwalk , Why Do Fools Fall in Love

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2577c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Vocal Majority : Something's Coming : 00  1 CD : Jim Clancy : VM27000

Vocal Majority : Something's Coming

Founded in 1972 in Dallas, TX, and under the able baton of musical director Jim Clancy, the all-volunteer 140-plus voice male a cappella chorus is known for its mastery of technically demanding close harmony. The Vocal Majority holds an unprecedented eleven Gold Medals in International competitions of the Barbershop Harmony Society, making it the most successful musical organization of its kind in the world, and truly deserving of the title, "America's Premier Pops Chorus." The Chorus's repertoire encompasses music from the classics, jazz, patriotic, sacred, standards, barbershop and Broadway pops. "Something's Coming" is a long-awaited, all new recording from the VMC (which also features 2007 BHS Gold-winning Quartet MAX Q) of 11 Broadway pops hits. Our favorites include the title tune (from "West Side Story"), "What Kind of Fool Am I?" from "Stop the World--I Want to Get Off," "Luck Be A Lady" from "Guys and Dolls," "Aquarius" from "Hair," "Memory" from "Cats," "Somewhere," also from "West Side Story," "Ol' Man River" from "Showboat," and "Circle of Life" from "The Lion King." This veteran touring chorus nails every cut, at once powerful and subtle, with four-part harmonies that we can only describe as "magnificent." Treat yourself to some of the world's best entertainment, from the Vocal Majority!

Songlist: Something's Coming, I'm On My Way, What Kind Of Fool Am I, Luck Be A Lady, Where Is Love?, Aquarius, Memory, Tonight, Somewhere, Ol' Man River, Circle Of Life

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5855c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Voices of Ascension : Can't Help Singing : 00  1 CD : Dennis Keene : 3224

Voices of Ascension : Can't Help Singing

The voices of Ascension sing new choral arrangements of favorite Kern songs - in styles ranging from swinging Browdway (I Won't Dance; Can't Help Singing) to a timeless classical tone (All The Things You Are; Smoke Gets in Your Eyes). Dennis Keene's talented singers are accompanied variously by orchestra, harp, and string quartet, leading to some surprising moments such as a solo oboe emerging from the orchestra in a poignant Long Ago and Far Away. There is also the beautiful a cappella singing listeners have come to expect from Voices of Ascension - as in the rich 8-part version of All The Things You Are.

Songlist: Can't Forget You, All The Tings You Are, I Won't Dance, Don't Ever Leave Me, Pick Yourself Up, Make Believe, Why Was I Born Born, A Fine Romance, Can't Help Singing, They Didn't Believe Me, The Song Is You , Long Ago And Far Away, I'm Old Fashioned, You Couldn't Be Cuter, The Way You Look Tonight, Ol' Man River, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Yesterdays, Don't Ever Leave Me

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8338c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Vox One : Vox One : 00  1 CD

Vox One : Vox One

As you might suspect from the self-titling, this is the first recording released in what has come to be recognized as the must-have trilogy of albums by Vox One. Lets go though it. "Edelweiss" is such a difficult harmonization that it became a signature performance tune for the group. "My Romance" almost sounds like a pop/jazz standard only better. "Why Blue" was written by member Yumiko Matsuoka and features a bass and percussive underpinning to a complex wordless scat that's nothing short of great. "The Water Is Wide" is just plain beautiful. "Respect"... well, move over Aretha (sacrilege!). There isn't room in this review! Suffice it to say that the three originals are a portent of things to come, the covers original.

Songlist: Edelweiss, My Romance, Why Blue?, The Water Is Wide, Respect, Ol' Man River, Move On, My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night!, Could You Believe, Missin' You, Amazing Grace

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9230c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


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Ol' Man River : TTBB : Russell Robinson : Jerome Kern : Show Boat :  1 CD : 08621461 : 884088110055

Russell Robinson : Ol' Man River

The rich harmonies of this Broadway classic will resound with a men's chorus. A wonderful choice for high school and up. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30

Arranger: Russell Robinson | Composer: Jerome Kern | Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein | Musical: Show Boat

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621461


Ol' Man River : SATB : Nicholas Hare : Jerome Kern : Show Boat : Sheet Music : 14023962 : 884088432812

Nicholas Hare : Ol' Man River

From Jerome Kern's 1927 musical, Showboat, the first real American broadway musical.

Arranger: Nicholas Hare | Composer: Jerome Kern | Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein | Musical: Show Boat

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 14023962

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