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Stray Cat Strut

Music by Brian Setzer

Originally Performed by Brian Setzer Orchestra

"Stray Cat Strut" is the eighth track on the Stray Cats' debut album, Stray Cats, released in 1981 in the UK, where it peaked at No. 11. That same year it peaked at No.78 on US Dance/Disco chart, where it was released as an import record. In the US, the song was released in 1982 on Built for Speed. The song became a hit in the US, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video for the song received extensive airplay on MTV during the channel's early days.[citation needed] The video consisted of band members (and extras) performing in an alley while an irate resident throws things at them. It also featured scenes from the 1949 MGM cartoon Bad Luck Blackie.

    Release Date: 1981

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various Arrangers : Popular Jazz Songs for Younger Voices, Vol 2 : SAB : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : Popular Jazz Songs for Younger Voices, Vol 2

"Chickery Chick" - Your singers will have fun with this novelty song from the 1940s and develop their vocal jazz chops at the same time! Opening in a happy-go-lucky 6/8, it sounds like an Italian street song full of nonsense lyrics, then it transitions into 4/4 swing with an easy scat section. "Stray Cat Strut" - Your younger and developing groups will dig the rockabilly sounds of Brian Setzer in this pop hit from 1983! Fun jazzy lyrics and well-crafted for success! "The Pink Panther" - From the opening strains, everyone will recognize the quirky, jazzy theme by Henry Mancini! Younger singers will beg to sing this well-crafted arrangement with scat lyrics! "He Beeped When He Shoulda Bopped" - Written by jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, this bebop standard makes a perfect introduction to the world of vocal jazz for younger choirs.

Songlist: Chickery Chick, Stray Cat Strut, The Pink Panther, He Beeped When He Shoulda Bopped

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Voicing: SAB | 2805b | Sheet Music Collection | $7.95 | With Piano

Various Arrangers : Men Pop Hits 5 : TTBB : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : Men Pop Hits 5

To make positive change in the world, start with the face you see in the mirror! Michael Jackson's pop hit from 1988 makes a powerful impact through the immediacy of a cappella vocals! "Axel F" - Rocketing to popularity originally with the film Beverly Hills Cop and more recently with the internet sensation Crazy Frog, this song retains incredible popularity with all ages. This a cappella setting will be tons of fun to perform with mixed or men's voicings. "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)" - The Philip Lawson arrangement of the sweet and simple lullaby by Billy Joel on his River of Dreams album is stunning. "Right Here Waiting" - This #1 pop hit by Richard Marx will provide a wonderful romantic moment in a Valentine's concert, spring concert or any time you need a special expression of love! The background vocals create a warm texture and the melodic phrases will warm the heart!

Songlist: Axel F, Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), Right Here Waiting, Travelin' Band, Tears In Heaven, Groovin', Stray Cat Strut

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Voicing: TTBB | 7346b | Sheet Music Collection | $14.50 | A Cappella

Ac Rock : Guaranteed To Satisfy : 1 CD

Ac Rock : Guaranteed To Satisfy

Fourteen songs with hilarious studio outtakes and interesting links make this AC Rock's best CD yet. AC Rock does not wait to get your attention on Guaranteed To Satisfy. The exciting opener, "Drive My Car" will leap out of your speakers and get you into the groove. High pitched vocals from tenor Paul Iams and the deep bass of Mark MacLean augment each other perfectly on another one of our favorites, "Rocket 2 U" which shows the groups astounding range. Also included on this remarkable album are new arrangements of Brian Setzer's "Stray Cat Strut," Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" and The Cars' "You Might Think." As the title of the album states, this album is guaranteed to satisfy.

Songlist: Drive My Car, What's Your Name, You Won't See Me, You Might Think, No Particular Place To Go, Rocket 2 U, Crazy Little Thing, Rockin' Robin, Stray Cat Strut, Abracadabra, Desperado, Runaway, Ice Cream Man

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2928c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Chicago Voice Exchange : Live From Paris : 1 CD

Chicago Voice Exchange : Live From Paris

Ecoute! C'est bon! Magnifique! However, this CD is neither live nor recorded in Paris - nor is it a collection of French "chansons" - so I guess we're not in on the joke, but what it is is a musically diverse, often sardonic and thoroughly solid slate of songs. Disco schtick ("Grooveline/YMCA"), cartoon themes ("Underdog") and seventies soul ("Midnight Train to Georgia") are interpreted fervently, but the originals have the staying power: "The IHOP Song," "Crocodile Tears," and the Sweepstakes best original song winner, "So Far," which nails those dulcet Beach Boys-type harmonies to the most engaging of melodies.

Songlist: Spiderman, Crocodile Tears, Grooveline/ YMCA, Stray Cat Strut, It's All Right, So Far, Midnight Train To Georgia, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher, Underdog, Raccoon, The IHOP Song, Mary, I Hear The Fat Lady Singing

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2794c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 1994 : 1 CD

Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 1994    Out of Print

Songlist: Never Tell an Angel, Who's Lovin' You Now?, Stray Cat Strut, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Amazing Grace, Edelwiess, Sly and the Family Stone Medley, Two People in the World, Whip It / Workin' In a Coal Mine, Missing You, The Cat is High, Dreamweaver, Rules, Shoofly Pie, Somewhere, Wicked Game

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1994c | 1 CD | $4.95

Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 1997 : 1 CD

Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 1997    onsale

The earliest recording of a Harmony Sweeps National Finals that is still available. It was a classic year!

Songlist: Say, Say A Prayer, Stray Cat Strut, Nuclear Power, Change The World, Nothing Is Written, Hush, Higher And Higher, Spiderman, Get Down Tonight, All I Want, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Thinkin' About You, Human Nature: Seven Seconds, Celebration, If I Lost You

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2597c | 1 CD | $9.95 ON SALE $2.95 | A Cappella

Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 25th Anniversary : 2 CDs :  602437200925 :

Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 25th Anniversary bestseller     onsale

This 25th Anniversary collection is 2 discs of prize-winning tunes and Big Fun from the first 25 years of the best a cappella show on the planet, The Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals! The first disc has 23 of our favorites from these shows, and it was, you might imagine, very hard to pick from:- let's see-8 Regional Winners per show times 25 equals 200 great groups, times 3 or 4 songs per group, well, you get the picture. How can we forget The Idea of North's "Mas Que Nada," Naturally Seven's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Chapter 6's marvelous "Wizard of Oz Medley" or Moosebutter's hilarious "Star Wars?" Now we, and you, don't have to! Just to give you a taste of all the goodies on Disc 1, we present a list of the groups that are included: 17th Avenue All Stars, The Idea of North, +4db, Hi-Fidelity, Naturally Seven, Moira Smiley & Voco, Chapter 6, Clockwork, Traces, Harmonytrix, Acapelicans, Moodswing, The Coats, The New Originals, Pickups, Chicago Voice Exchange, Metropolis, Moosebutter, Face, Citylights and SoVoSo. The second disc has 18 songs from the amazing 25th Anniversary Finals, featuring "Book of Love," "Cat is High" and "Ghost Train" from 3rd Place winner Rezonate, "Bye Bye Norman" and "Bill Bailey Medley" from 2nd Place winner and Audience Favorite, the Bay Area's own The Love Notes, and "Brand New Day" and "Don't Break The Heart" by National Champs Maxx Factor. Also included are "When the Lilacs Bloom" and "Nothing At All" from 2008 Champs Vocaldente, plus tunes from Road Show, Mouth Beats, 3 Men and a Melody, Cartoon Johnny and Evolution. It always seems to us that every Harmony Sweeps National Finals is even better than the last, but there's really no comparison, because they all are wonderfully unique. So, for a very reasonable price, treat yourself to this Sweeps banquet, and, as we have, settle back and savor each of the a cappella goodies within!

Songlist: Sly and the Family Stone Medley, Mas Que Nada, In a Mellow Tone, Blackbird, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie, Wizard of Oz Medley, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Mary Don't You Weep, O Sinfuni Mungu, Get Down Tonight, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Paper Moon, Stray Cat Strut, Plastic Jesus, Route 66, Spiderman, Sweet Georgia Brown, Change in My Life, Star Wars, O Fortuna, That's How You Jazz, Say

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2009ca | 2 CDs | $9.95 ON SALE $ | A Cappella

Individual Folios

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Stray Cat Strut : TTBB : Christopher Peterson : Brian Setzer : Brian Setzer Orchestra : 2 CDs : 00121954 : 884088945787

Christopher Peterson : Stray Cat Strut

Men's choirs and quartets will "dig" the hip sounds of Brian Setzer in this setting for unaccompanied voices! You'll love the way the vocal parts trade riffs and the audience will rave!

Arranger: Christopher Peterson | Composer: Brian Setzer Performed By: Brian Setzer Orchestra

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00121954

Stray Cat Strut : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Brian Setzer : Stray Cats : Sheet Music : 08552282 : 884088541330

Kirby Shaw : Stray Cat Strut

Your younger and developing groups will dig the rockabilly sounds of Brian Setzer in this pop hit from 1983! Fun jazzy lyrics and well-crafted for success! Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:15.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Brian Setzer Performed By: Stray Cats

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552282 | Voicetrax CD Available
Other Voicings: 2-Part

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