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Jeepers Creepers

Another two-part arrangement and a 1938 song and jazz standard. It was premiered by Louis Armstrong and was featured in a film called 'Going Places', starring (among others) a certain Ronald Reagan. ‘Jeepers Creepers’ was the name of a race horse who was very wild and could only be tamed when his trainer (Armstrong) played this song on his trumpet. In recent years it has gained an unwarranted reputation for creepiness due to its use in the 2001 horror film Jeepers Creepers where it is played each time a monster known as ‘The Creeper’ appears. Piano - Roberton Publications 53212 (please order direct) – price code X – duration c.1'30"

The Lady Is a Tramp

This is a three-part arrangement (TBB). The song is forever associated with “The Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra, who often substituted “champ” for “tramp” in performance as the lyrics clearly express admiration for the lady. In the film 'Pal Joey', Sinatra sings it to Rita Hayworth and she takes it as a compliment (eventually!) Piano - Roberton Publications 53199 (please order direct) – price code X – duration c.1'30"

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

This song is based on the Zulu folksong often known as Wimoweh. It was brought to the attention of the folk singer Peter Seeger whose group The Weavers recorded it in 1951. Their version was entitled Wimoweh, a mishearing of the original song’s chorus of uyimbube, meaning “you’re a lion” and was all about the last king of the Zulus, known as Shaka the lion.    Piano - optional percussion - Roberton Publications 53183 (please order direct) – price code X – duration c.3'10"

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The Lullaby of Broadway

Another song that was a big success for Doris Day. She was the star of a 1951 film of the same name featuring the Harry James orchestra. However, this was not the first time that Lullaby of Broadway had been used in a film. It was originally written for  Gold Diggers of 1935 and won the Acadamy award for best original song the following year.  Piano – Roberton Publications 53187 (please order direct) – price code X – duration c.2’25”

Makin' Whoopee

The title is a well-known euphemism for sexual intimacy, and there are many unofficial variants. The song itself is a strong warning to men that once the honeymoon is over marriage can become a trap from which there is no escape. The lyrics are clever and amusing, particularly the last verse! This is a two-part arrangement.  Piano - Roberton Publications 53195 (please order direct)- price code X - duration c.2'30"

My Foolish Heart

Victor Young, the composer of this song, was born in Chicago, but most of his musical education from the age of ten was in Poland. His grandfather lived in Warsaw and he stayed with him while studying at the Warsaw Conservatoire. Aged 20, he returned home and joined a Chicago orchestra as a violinist before migrating to Hollywood where he became famous as a composer of romantic songs, many of which have stood the test of time. They include: When I fall in love, Moonlight Serenade, Sweet Sue, Love Letters, Golden Earrings, Stella by Starlight, I don’t stand a Ghost of a Chance With You and – My Foolish Heart. Piano - Roberton Publications 53206 (please order direct) – price code X – duration c.3'35"

My Way

Inevitably associated with Frank Sinatra, My Way became his signature song in the later stages of his career. He even sang it as a duet with Luciano Pavorotti. The original French pop song was heard by Paul Anka in Paris in 1967. He bought the publishing rights and, back in New York, modified the melody and wrote an English lyric that he thought would appeal to Sinatra. The rest is history.  Piano - Roberton Publications 53179 (please order direct)- price code X - duration c.2'50"

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Night and Day

Cole Porter was one of the greatest of all American songwriters, and one of the few to have written both the lyrics and the music of his songs. He was noted for sophisticated lyrics,(I get a kick out of you) clever rhymes (Brush up your Shakespeare) and complex forms (Begin the Beguine). Perhaps his most popular contribution to the repertoire was Night and Day, and it has been recorded  by many of the great singers, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirly Bassey, Dionne Warwick, etc. Frank Sinatra recorded it five times. The construction of Night and Day is unusual. Most pop songs of the Thirties adopted a 32-bar formula divided into four 8-bar sections with an AABA structure. Porter’s song has a 48-bar chorus divided into six sections of 8 bars in a ABABCB format.  Piano – Roberton Publications 53188 (please order direct) – price code X - duration c.2'50"

On The Sunny Side of the Street

All the ‘Greats’ of the Thirties seem to have recorded this jazz standard – Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Count Basie, etc. It is usually heard as an instrumental and the most famous version is undoubtedly by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (with its memorable introduction), but the words are pretty memorable, too. “Grab your coat and get your hat; Leave your worries on the doorstep. Life can be so sweet on the sunny side of the street.”
Piano - Roberton Publications 53200 (please order direct) – price code X – duration c.3'35"

Pick Yourself Up

Dorothy Field wrote the words for Jerome Kern’s catchy tune. The song was written for  the film Swing Time, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The lyrics advise us how to deal with adversity – “I pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again”. This advice is over 70 years old but still worth taking! Piano – Roberton Publications 53189 (please order direct) – price code X – duration c.2’10”

Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head

Burt Bacharach has written a great many hits -  Twenty four hours from Tulsa, Anyone who had a heart, What the world needs now is love, Trains and boats and planes, Alfie, I’ll never fall in love again, Always something there to remind me and dozens more.  He wrote Raindrops….. for the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (a story of  bank robbers played by Robert Redford and Paul Newman). The song has now been popular for 40 years. Piano – Roberton Publications 53190 (please order direct) – price code X – duration c.1’55”

 

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