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That Old Black Magic

Music by Harold Arlen

The song was published in 1942 and has become an often-recorded standard with versions that include the original single release by Glenn Miller, the singers Margaret Whiting, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Mercer himself, and others. Mercer wrote the lyrics with Judy Garland in mind, who was, on occasion, an intimate partner. Garland recorded the song for Decca Records in 1942. Mercer recalled wanting to write a song about magic, and while composing, asking Arlen to write more music so the song could go on longer, but that they still wrote the whole song in about three hours.

    Release Date: 1942

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Harold Arlen : The Harold Arlen Songbook : Solo : Songbook : 073999590807 : 0881884251 : 00359080

Harold Arlen : The Harold Arlen Songbook

A must-own collection of 76 songs of Harold Arlen. Includes his major works and some previously unpublished titles. Highlights include: Come Rain or Come Shine - Get Happy - Let's Fall in Love - The Man That Got Away - Over the Rainbow - Stormy Weather - and more!

Songlist: Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive, Lullaby, Ain't It De Truth, God's Country, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, As Long As I Live, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, Out Of This World, Blues In The Night, Buds Won't Bud, My Shining Hour, Right As Rain, Cocoanut Sweet, Come Rain Or Come Shine, Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead, Dissertation On The State Of Bliss (Love And Learn), Don't Like Goodbyes, Down With Love, The Eagle And Me, The Morning After, Get Happy, Evelina, Fancy Meeting You, For Every Man There's A Woman, Fun To Be Fooled, Goose Will Never Be Peacock, Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe, Happy As The Day Is Long, Happy With The Blues, Hit The Road To Dreamland, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20252b | Songbook | $21.95 | PVG

Johnny Mercer : The Johnny Mercer Centennial Sheet Music Collection : Solo : Songbook : 884088688738 : 0739074776 : 00322363

Johnny Mercer : The Johnny Mercer Centennial Sheet Music Collection

Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) was not only one of America's greatest lyricists - he helped define the American South from the outside in. His words paint rich and vivid portraits of life in his native Georgia. Mercer wrote a wide variety of songs, from lush, dreamy ballads to plays on colloquial American expressions. He joined forces with some of the most talented composers of his day, including Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, and Henry Mancini, to fashion one of the most startlingly original catalogs in American popular music. This songbook commemorates the centennial of his birth with piano/vocal sheet music arrangements (including guitar chord frames) for 46 of his most famous and best-loved classics.


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Voicing: Solo | 20251b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG

Louis Prima : The Louis Prima Songbook : Solo : Songbook : 073999062748 : 0634002872 : 00306274

Louis Prima : The Louis Prima Songbook

15 of this legendary bandleader's best, featuring his huge hit Jump, Jive an' Wail, which has become the unofficial anthem of the 1990s swing revival. Also includes: Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - I've Got the World on a String - I've Got You Under My Skin - Just a Gigolo - Pennies from Heaven - Sing, Sing, Sing - That Old Black Magic - and more.

Songlist: Jump, Jive An' Wail, A Banana Split For My Baby, Oh Marie, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, St. Louis Blues, I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me), I've Got The World On A String, I've Got You Under My Skin, Just A Gigolo, Lazy River, The Music Goes 'Round And Around, Pennies From Heaven, Sing, Sing, Sing, That Old Black Magic, Buona Sera

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Louis Prima | 40197b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG

Nancy Lamott : Original Keys For Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088256821 : 1423456882 : 00306995

Nancy Lamott : Original Keys For Singers

When Nancy LaMott died, at the age of 43, in 1995, she left behind five magnificent CDs filled with classic songs, beautifully arranged and played by her music director, Christopher Marlowe. She also left behind numerous other recordings of her signature songs, which through the years have been, and will continue to be, released as posthumous CDs. Over the years, I, as her producer, have received many requests for those arrangements from singers and fans all over the world. Now at last, thanks to Hal Leonard, many of Nancy's most famous arrangements are available in one book, exactly as Christopher Marlowe played them.

Songlist: Autumn Leaves, Downtown, Help Is On The Way, I Got The Sun In The Morning, I Have Dreamed, I'll Be Here With You, It Might As Well Be Spring, Just In Time For Christmas, Listen To My Heart, Moon River, No Moon At All, Old Devil Moon, Out Of This World, Skylark, So In Love, Some Children See Him, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, That Old Black Magic, We Can Be Kind, We Live On Borrowed Time, When October Goes

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Nancy Lamott | 5181b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano

Pro Vocal : Rat Pack Hits - Men's Edition : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088267179 : 1423460499 : 00740400

Pro Vocal : Rat Pack Hits - Men's Edition

Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. This volume includes 8 favorites

Songlist: Everybody Loves Somebody, How Little We Know, Memories Are Made of This, My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is), Nice 'n' Easy, One For My Baby (And One For The Road), That Old Black Magic, Too Close For Comfort

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Voicing: Solo | 6009b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords

Sammy Davis Jr. : The Sammy Davis Jr. Songbook : Solo : Songbook : 073999454284 : 0634090186 : 00306683

Sammy Davis Jr. : The Sammy Davis Jr. Songbook

Samuel George "Sammy" Davis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 - May 16, 1990) was an Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated and Tony Award-nominated American actor, comedian, singer, dancer, impressionist and musician, who remains known for being a member of the 'Rat Pack' of iconic entertainers of the Fifties and Sixties, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. Here are 25 hits from this legendary Rat Pack member

Songlist: As Long As He Needs Me, The Birth Of The Blues, Bye Bye Blackbird, The Candy Man, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You, Gonna Build A Mountain, Gypsy In My Soul, I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry, I Want To Be With You, I'll Know, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, I've Gotta Be Me, Let There Be Love, A Lot Of Livin' To Do, Love Me Or Leave Me, Mr. Bojangles, People Tree, The Shelter Of Your Arms, Smile, Darn Ya, Smile, Something's Gotta Give, That Old Black Magic, There's A Small Hotel, Too Close For Comfort, What Kind Of Fool Am I?, Yes I Can

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Sammy Davis Jr. | 5308b | Songbook | $17.95

Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088162894 : 1423430948 : 00311433

Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Singers

Crooners, wailers, shouters, balladeers - some of our greatest pop vocalists have poured their hearts and souls into the musical gems of the Great American Songbook. They sang in nightclubs and concert halls, on television and in films, and left us a legacy of recordings still in play today. Their interpretations entertained us, moved us to tears, and wove lyrics and music into the fabric of our lives, making us see ourselves in these quintessentially American songs. This folio features 100 of these classics by Louis Armstrong (Hello Dolly - What a Wonderful World), Tony Bennett (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), Rosemary Clooney (Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep), Nat King Cole (Route 66), Bing Crosby (True Love), Doris Day (Bewitched), Ella Fitzgerald (How High the Moon), Judy Garland (Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody), Dean Martin (Everybody Loves Somebody), Frank Sinatra (Young at Heart), Barbra Streisand (People), Mel Tormé (Heart and Soul), and many, many more.

Songlist: You Belong To Me, True Love, Smile, If, Manhattan, All Of Me, I Love Being Here With You, All The Way, Day By Day, Heart and Soul, I Wanna Be Loved, And I Love You So, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, Autumn Leaves, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Cry Me A River, Gypsy In My Soul, That's Entertainment, Sunrise, Sunset, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, Bewitched, Blame It On My Youth, People, Born Free, Cabaret, Call Me Irresponsible, Dear Ruby, I Should Care, There Will Never Be Another You, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2573b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG

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

Various Composers : The Belter's Book of Hot Standards : Solo : Songbook : 073999081152 : 0793548160 : 00740003

Various Composers : The Belter's Book of Hot Standards

How many times have we heard women pop singers complain about the printed keys of standard songs? "They're too high for me!" is the predictable comment. Here's a new collection that addresses that concern, transposing great songs down into a comfortable belting range.

Songlist: Black Coffee, Blame It On My Youth, Blue Skies, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Cry Me A River, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, From This Moment On, The Glory Of Love, God Bless' The Child, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, He Was Too Good To Me, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), In A Sentimental Mood, Lazy Afternoon, Let Yourself Go, Long Ago (And Far Away), Love Me Or Leave Me, Make Someone Happy, The Man That Got Away, Maybe This Time, More Than You Know, My Heart Belongs To Daddy, On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever), On The Sunny Side Of The Street, One For My Baby (And One More For The Road), Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), Sentimental Journey, She (He) Touched Me, Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year, Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time), and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5541b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano

Ambassadors of Harmony : Sing, Sing, Sing : 1 CD : Jim Henry

Ambassadors of Harmony : Sing, Sing, Sing

The Ambassadors of Harmony is Barbershop in grand form. Boasting premier talent, great versatility, and proven diligence, they shine as brightly as their medals won from numerous International Chorus competitions. This particular effort titled "Sing Sing Sing", the Louis Prima title track, is seasoned with Traditionals of the Jazz, Americana, English and Folk kind. Upon hearing, it is very easy to detect how much fun these guys are having. Sometimes certain music is best seen live, and it is roaringly apparent that this group is an incredible sight to see. These men sing with so much expression, you might feel you are right there in the audience. "That Old Black Magic," made famous by the Suntones, "The Heather on the Hill" by Loerner and Lowe, "Hard Times Come Again No More", by Stephen Foster are songs included in this new release. Directed by David Wright and Gas House Gang's Jim Henry.

Songlist: That Old Black Magic, Sing, Sing, Sing, The Heather On The Hill, What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?, Let's Get Away From It All, My Wonderful One, Royal Garden Blues, South Rampart Street Parade, Orange Colored Sky, Mississippi Mud, Hard Times Come Again No More, When I Lift Up My Head, Betelehemu

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5964c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella

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

Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Singers : In The Winelight : 1 CD : Kerry Marsh

Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Singers : In The Winelight

Jazz Singers/C-Sus (Cal State University, Sacramento) is a 13 member, mixed voice jazz ensemble who show us with "In the Winelight" that they are among the elite collegiate jazz ensembles in the world. The scattish "Sing a Song of Song," the bright, clean harmonies of "Beautiful Love," the moody "Midnight Voyage," the Swing Era classic "That Old Black Magic," the soaring title tune, the bluenote "Yesterdays," the funky "Walk With Me Lord" a jazzy arrangement of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" and a surreal "Love is more thicker than forget"-these songs are all accompanied by a very good jazz group, and all are poised and excellent!

Songlist: Sing A Song of Song, Beautiful Love, Song For The Traveler, A Midnight Voyage, Talking To Myself, That Old Black Magic, In The Winelight, Yesterdays, Walk With Me, Lord, In Your Eyes, Love Is More Thicker Than Forget

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4638c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Some a cappella

The Suntones : Masterwork Series : 1 CD

The Suntones : Masterwork Series

Miami, Florida's Suntones, formed in 1957 singing innovative arrangements of "Old Black Magic" and Hi-Lo's songs, finally won SPEBSQSA Quartet Gold in 1961. They went on to record extensively and seek professional bookings outside of barbershop circles, causing them to perfect their act, and helping to create a world of possibilities for top-drawer barbershop groups in the entertainment industry. "Suntones" is a "best-of" collection of 23 songs, certainly tough choices given the large number of excellent recordings by the group. From the first cut, "Bye, Bye Blues," the final tune in their Gold-winning set that became a trademark for them, we see how special this group is. "After You've Gone," which begins straight, introduces a major 7th chord, jazzy 2nd chorus and wild and crazy tag. "If You Can't Tell the World She's A Good Little Girl," "Old Songs Medley" showed that even though they tended toward daring innovations, they never lost their love of the simple, "square" barbershop songs. "Danny Boy," "That Old Black Magic," "West Side Story Medley," "Jezebel," "Where Is Love," "Show Me Where The Good Times Are," "Tennessee Waltz," "Shrimp Boats" and "For All We Know" need to be listened to again and again to appreciate the chances the Suntones took, and how solid the barbershop fundamentals were that formed their base. "Suntones" is an amazing recording on many levels, and certainly mandatory listening for aspiring quartets to expand their horizons.

Songlist: Bye Bye Blues, Emaline, After You've Gone, If You Can't Tell The World She's A God Little Girl, Old Songs Medley, Danny Boy, No, No, Nora, Finian's Rainbow Medley, That Old Black Magic, A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet, West Side Story Medley, It's A Most Unusual Day, Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring, Jezbel, Where Is Love?, Watch What Happens, As Time Goes By, Two Guy Medley, Show Me Where The Good Times Are, Tennessee Waltz, Shrimp Boats, Armed Forces Medley, For All We Know

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5678c | 1 CD | $19.95 | A Cappella

Ella Fitzgerald : Live at Montreux, 1969 : Solo : DVD :  801213904891 : EGVS39048DVD

Ella Fitzgerald : Live at Montreux, 1969

Eagle Eye Media's Live In Montreux series continues with a travel through time to June 22, 1969, featuring a performance from The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring fully restored Black and White footage and remixed audio in 5.1 and DTS, this program presents a stunning performance from one of the most versatile jazz singers of all time. After making a name for herself as the featured singer for Chick Webb's Orchestra in the late 1930's, she began appearing as part of Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic series. She fronted for Duke Ellington, where she learned her bop style and also began adding scat into her performances. Her recordings of standards and contemporary classics helped boost her career from the 1950's until her final recordings in 1992. Joining Fitzgerald in this performance are: Tommy Flanagan (piano), Frank de la Rosa (bass), and Ed Thigpen (drums).

Songlist: Give Me the Simple Life, This Girl's in Love With You, I Won't Dance, A Place for Lovers, That Old Black Magic, Useless Landscape, I Love You Madly, Trouble Is a Man, A Man and a Woman , Sunshine of Your Love, Well Alright Okay You Win, Hey Jude, Scat Medley, A House Is Not A Home

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Ella Fitzgerald | 5870dvd | DVD | $14.95

Individual Folios

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That Old Black Magic : SATB : Steve Zegree : Harold Arlen : DVD : 08200200 : 073999002003

Steve Zegree : That Old Black Magic

It's that great old standard, but arranged by Steve Zegree with a great groove for vocal jazz groups. Bewitching! Available: SATB, SAB, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:50.

Arranger: Steve Zegree | Composer: Harold Arlen

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200200

That Old Black Magic : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Harold Arlen : Sheet Music : 08744099 : 073999875027

Kirby Shaw : That Old Black Magic

Selected by the ACDA National Repertoire & Standards Committee for Jazz Choirs as one of the top charts for jazz choirs, Hal Leonard is pleased to release this updated arrangement by Kirby Shaw. Alternating sections of fiery Latin with swing, this Arlen/Mercer gem from 1942 is a perfect way to close a concert or festival. Hot, hot, hot!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Harold Arlen

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744099

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