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On a Slow Boat to China

Music by Frank Loesser

Originally Performed by Ella Fitzgerald

"(I'd Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China" is a popular song by Frank Loesser, published in 1948. The song is a well-known pop standard, recorded by many artists, including a duet between Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby (for their album Fancy Meeting You Here (1958)), Ella Fitzgerald, Joni James, Jimmy Buffett, Fats Domino and Liza Minnelli.

    Release Date: 1948


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Frank Loesser : The Frank Loesser Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999444421 : 0793521815 : 00444442

Frank Loesser : The Frank Loesser Songbook

67 songs from this master composer, including: Adelaide's Lament - Baby, It's Cold Outside - A Bushel and a Peck - Fugue for Tinhorns - Guys and Dolls - Heart and Soul - The Lady's in Love With You - Luck Be a Lady - No Two People - On a Slow Boat to China - Once in Love With Amy - Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat - Standing on the Corner - Thumbelina - Warm All Over - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - A Woman in Love - more. Complete with biography and lots of souvenir photos.

Songlist: Adelaide, Adelaide's Lament, Poppa, Don't Preach To Me, Rumble, Rumble, Rumble, Let's Get Lost, Heart And Soul, In Your Eyes, Anywhere I Wander, Baby, It's Cold Outside, I Believe In You, Big D, Brotherhood Of Man, A Bushel And A Peck, Thumbelina, Can't Get Out Of This Mood, Sand In My Shoes, Traveling Light, Fugue For Tinhorns, Guys And Dolls, I Don't Want To Walk Without You, I Hear Music, I Wish I Didn't Love You So, I'll Know, I'm Hans Christian Andersen, I've Never Been In Love Before, If I Were A Bell, The Inch Worm, Joey, Joey, Joey, Junk Man, The Lady's In Love With You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20358b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : Jazz Standards For Women Singers : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999780154 : 0634043587 : 00740181

Various Arrangers : Jazz Standards For Women Singers

Includes 18 of the greatest jazz standards, in arrangements and keys perfect for women singers. The companion CD features terrific accompaniments by a jazz trio of piano, bass and drums.

Songlist: Call Me Irresponsible , Cry Me a River , East of the Sun , Here's That Rainy Day , I Left My Heart in San Francisco , I'll Be Seeing You , If I Were a Bell , In a Sentimental Mood , Isn't It Romantic? , Misty , More Than You Know , My Foolish Heart , On a Slow Boat to China , Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year , Stormy Weather , The Very Thought of You , The Way You Look Tonight , When the Sun Comes Out, ,

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Voicing: Solo | 9037b | Songbook & CD | $22.95 | Voice with Jazz Combo


Various Composers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers : Solo : Songbook : 884088106522 : 1423419545 : 00311365

Various Composers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers

From Berlin to Gershwin to Carmichael to Cahn, this folio features a comprehensive collection of standards from the greatest American composers, along with photos and bios of these masters of song.

Songlist: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, Ain't Misbehavin', All The Things You Are, All The Way, April In Paris, Autumn In New York, The Best Is Yet To Come, The Best Things In Life Are Free, Beyond The Blue Horizon, Big Spender, Blue Skies, Body And Soul, Button Up Your Overcoat, Buttons And Bows, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Change Partners, Cheek To Cheek, Come Fly With Me, Come Rain or Come Shine, Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me, Don't Blame Me, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Easy Living, Everything's Coming Up Roses, A Fine Romance, For You, For Me, For Evermore, Georgia On My Mind, Here's That Rainy Day, Honeysuckle Rose, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5324b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Four Lads : Sing Frank Loesser : 00  1 CD : 6666

Four Lads : Sing Frank Loesser

Record buyers agreed with Frank Sinatra's early 50's observation of the young Canadian pop quartet, "it's the freshest, nicest sound we've heard in a long, long, time," helping The Four Lads score almost 30 hits on the US Charts between 1952 and 1959. An audition over the phone in Toronto led to a 30-week run at NYC's fancy Le Ruban Bleu, and the Lads never looked back, appearing on Perry Como's and Dave Garraway's shows, then signed by Mitch Miller at Columbia Records. Originally released in 1957, "Sing Frank Loesser" (one of Broadway's, and Cinema's, most successful writers) was a popular album for the group. 9 songs, which actually become 25 when you add in the three Loesser medleys, "Where's Charley? Medley," five songs ("Once In Love With Amy," "Pernambuco," "My Darling, My Darling"); "Hans Christian Anderson Medley," five songs ("Thumbelina," "The Inch Worm," "Wonderful Copenhagen"); and "Guys and Dolls Medley," six songs, ("Guys And Dolls," "Sit Down You're Rockin' The Boat," "More I Cannot Wish You"). The others, "I Don't Want To Walk Without You," "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year," "On A Slow Boat To China," "Two Sleepy People," and "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," are the very definition of 50s romantic pop. All orchestrally accompanied, and all as sweet and bright, innocent and entertaining as you can imagine!

Songlist: Where's Charley? Medley, - Where's Charley?, - Once in Love with Amy, - Pernambuco, - My Darling, My Darling, - The New Ashmolean Marching Society and Student Conservatory Band, I Don't Want to Walk Without You, Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year, Hans Christian Anderson Medley:, - Thumbelina , - The Inch Worm, - The Ugly Duckling, - Wonderful Copenhagen, - Anywhere I Wander, On A Slow Boat to China, Two Sleepy People, I Wish I Didn't Love You So, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?, Guys and Dolls Medley:, - Guys and Dolls, - Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, - I'll Know, - Fugue for Tinhorns, - More I Cannot Wish You, - The Oldest Established

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4473c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Accompanied


Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones : Live With The Mel-Tones Vol 1 : 00  1 CD : 7005

Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones : Live With The Mel-Tones Vol 1

Mel Torme is not only a reknowned pop singer (dubbed the "Velvet Fog") but an equally respected writer and arranger, who began his career as a toddler, singing on radio. Mel had a TV show on NBC in 1948, and the songs on this CD were collected largely from that production, featuring co-stars from the program, such as Barbara Eiler, who duets with Mel on "The French Lesson." Imagine a MGM musical of the sort that was produced after World War II, and that's the mood: romantic and innocent, with a big band sound, as typified by "You're The Cream In My Coffee" and "Red Red Robin." Mel's style is relaxed, while absolutely musical; the Mel Tones jump in with close harmony support and schtick as their roles as musical variety sidekicks require. One of the albums' highlights is surely "Everything Happens To Me," the pathos of which is offset by Mel's deadpan delivery.

Songlist: Fairmont College , You're Driving Me Crazy, You're the Top, That Old Black Magic, When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along, Everything Happens To Me, It's A Most Unusual Day, Maybe You'll Be There, Geometric Blues, The French Lesson, It's Dark On Observatory Hill, I've Got The Sun In The Morning And The Moon At Night, On A Slow Boat To China, Brahms' Lullaby, You're The Cream In My Coffee, I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues, Mountain Greenery, Here I'll Stay, Wish I May, Wish I Might

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5423c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Accompanied


Individual Folios

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On a Slow Boat to China : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Frank Loesser, :  1 CD : 00116740 : 884088882129

Kirby Shaw : On a Slow Boat to China

Set in a medium swing, this jazz standard cooks from start to finish! Opening with unison vocals, it moves to two-part, then four-part jazz chords over a steady walking bass. The group scat chorus packs a punch and leads to a tasty modulation, final chorus and easy out for a super vocal jazz showcase. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available as a digital download (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:10.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Frank Loesser,

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00116740 | Showtrax CD Available


On a Slow Boat to China : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Frank Loesser, : Sheet Music : 00116741 : 884088882136

Kirby Shaw : On a Slow Boat to China

Set in a medium swing, this jazz standard cooks from start to finish! Opening with unison vocals, it moves to two-part, then four-part jazz chords over a steady walking bass. The group scat chorus packs a punch and leads to a tasty modulation, final chorus and easy out for a super vocal jazz showcase. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available as a digital download (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:10.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Frank Loesser,

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00116741 | Showtrax CD Available


On a Slow Boat to China : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Frank Loesser, : Sheet Music : 00116742 : 884088882143

Kirby Shaw : On a Slow Boat to China

Set in a medium swing, this jazz standard cooks from start to finish! Opening with unison vocals, it moves to two-part, then four-part jazz chords over a steady walking bass. The group scat chorus packs a punch and leads to a tasty modulation, final chorus and easy out for a super vocal jazz showcase. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available as a digital download (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:10.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Frank Loesser,

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00116742 | Showtrax CD Available

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