Arrangements

Black Swan's library contains over 300 seven or eight-part arrangements available to educational organizations, musicians and other interested parties. The arrangements are listed below in alphabetical order. Arrangements include trumpet, clarinet, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano and drum parts unless otherwise noted (some also have a separate vocal part). Accompaniment parts include written lines where a tight ensemble is desired and chord symbols for full band improvisational passages and solos. Information provided on each song includes: title, composer, arranger, concert key(s), vocal information and BSCJB recording if applicable.

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ABOUT A QUARTER TO NINE - Composed by Al Dubin and Harry Warren around 1935 for "Go Into Your Dance". Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key starts in F minor and modulates to F major. Separate vocal part included. A tightly scored arrangement with a tough vocal line.

ACE IN THE HOLE - Composed 1909 by James Dempsey and George Mitchell. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of G major . Separate vocal part included and also in banjo part. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Substitute. Patterned after the Turk Murphy recording.

AFRICAN RIPPLES - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller around 1931. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of D major. Recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats. A tightly scored arrangement featuring the piano with band accompaniment.

AFTER YOU'VE GONE - Composed by Creamer and Layton in 1918. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major for ensemble and Eb major for vocal. Separate vocal part included.

AGGRAVATIN' PAPA (New) - Composed by Turk and Robinson in 1922. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major. Separate vocal part included.

AIN'T GONNA GIVE NOBODY NONE OF MY JELLY ROLL - Composed by Spencer and Clarence Williams around 1919. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Vocal included in clarinet part with the rarely heard verse.

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller, Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf around 1929. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats. Separate vocal part included.

ALABAMA JUBILEE - Music composed by George L. Cobb with lyrics by Jack Yellen in 1915. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. A loosely scored arrangement with mostly chord sheets in the accompaniment parts.

ALCOHOLIC BLUES - Composed by Edward Laska and Donald van Tilzer in 1919. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of Eb major for ensemble and Ab major for vocal. Separate vocal part included.

ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND - Composed by Irving Berlin and Alfred Newman in 1938. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of C major verse to F major chorus and finally to Ab major. Separate vocal part included.

ALLIGATOR CRAWL - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller, Andy Razaf and Joe Davis around 1927. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of C major. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'. A tightly scored arrangement with lots of great stride piano.

AMAZING GRACE - Words by John Newton around 1772. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. This is a traditional gospel number. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

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AMEN - Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys from F to Ab and up half steps to C major. This is a traditional gospel number. The arrangement begins with Latin percussion and transitions to a traditional dixie feel. Separate vocal part included.

ANGEL GABRIEL - Composed by Frank Dumont and James E. Stewart in 1875. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C minor. This is an obscure gospel number. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on A Joyful Noise!.

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ANNIE STREET ROCK - Composed by Lu Watters in 1944 aboard the S.S. Antigua. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major to Db major. Arrangement closely follows Watters recording. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

ANTIGUA BLUES - Composed by Lu Watters in 1944 aboard the S.S. Antigua. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'. Arrangement similar to Watters recording.

APRIL SHOWERS - Composed by DeSylva and Silvers in 1921. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of Bb major. Separate vocal part included.

AT A GEORGIA CAMP MEETING - Composed by Kerry Mills around 1897. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major (ensemble) and Eb major (vocal). Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on A Joyful Noise!.

AT THE JAZZ BAND BALL - Composed by Nick LaRocca and Larry Shields around 1917. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of G minor to Bb major.

ATLANTA BLUES - Composed by W.C. Handy and Dave Elman in 1923. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on This Joint is Jumpin'.

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AUNT HAGAR'S CHILDREN BLUES - Composed by W.C. Handy and J. Tim Brymn around 1920. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major (ensemble) and Bb major (vocal). Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on A Joyful Noise!.

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BALLAD OF THE EASY LIFE - Composed by Kurt Weill around 1928. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of E major. This is not your father's Dixieland arrangement.

BALLIN' THE JACK - Composed by Chris Smith and Jim Burris in 1913. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Db major. Separate vocal part included. Arrangement recorded (in Bb major) by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

BARNACLE BILL, THE SAILOR - Composed by Luther and Robinson around 1928. Arranged/Transcribed by John Bennett (similar to Hoagy Carmichael arrangement). Concert key of Eb major. Vocal lines in clarinet and banjo parts.
Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

BARNEY GOOGLE - Composed in 1923 by Rose and Conrad. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of Bb major. Separate vocal part included.

BARNYARD RAG - Composed in 1911: music by Chris Smith and words by Billy Johnson. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Ragtime Revelry.

BASIN STREET BLUES - Composed by Spencer Williams around 1928. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Includes all three sections. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC - Composed around 1861 with music by William Steffe and words by Julia Ward Howe. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F to Bb to C major. Separate vocal part and 2nd vocal in banjo part. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

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BEALE ST BLUES (New) - Composed by W.C. Handy around 1916. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb to Eb major. Separate vocal part included.

BE STILL, MY SOUL (New) - A funky version of Sibelius' 1899 Finlandic hymn with words by Von Schlegel. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. Separate vocal part.

BETHENA - A concert waltz composed by Scott Joplin in 1905. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of G major. A lovely ragtime selection and one of very few composed in 3/4 time. Recorded by BSCJB on Ragtime Revelry.

BIG BEAR STOMP - Composed by Lu Watters aboard the S.S. Antigua in September 1944 (title refers to the Big Bear Tavern near San Francisco). Arranged/Transcribed by Kit Johnson. Concert key of D minor to Bb major. Standard Lu Watters arrangement here.

BIG BUTTER AND EGG MAN - Composed by Percy Venables around 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB (in F major) on Sweet Lotus Blossom.

BIRTH OF THE BLUES - Composed by DeSylva and Brown. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Separate vocal part included.

BLACK AND BLUE - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry brooks around 1929. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. A loosely scored arrangement intended to feature the trumpet. Recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats.

BLACK BOTTOM - Composed by De Sylva, Brown and Henderson about 1926. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Db major to Ab major. Separate vocal part included. A tightly scored arrangement with a tough vocal line, including the verse.

BLACK BOTTOM STOMP - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton in 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson and patterned after the Red Hot Peppers' recording. Concert keys of Bb major to Eb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin' and Dance Hall Favorites.

BLACK SNAKE BLUES - Composed by Clarence Williams around 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. A tightly scored arrangement patterned after the Doc Evans version. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'.

BLACK SWAN GLIDE - An original composition by Steve Matthes, composed in 2005. Concert keys of Bb to Eb to F major.

BLUE PRELUDE - Composed by Gordon Jenkins and Joe Bishop in 1933. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of D minor. A trombone feature after an early Dukes of Dixieland recording. (No clarinet part.) Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'.

BLUE TURNING GRAY OVER YOU - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Andy Razaf around 1929. This arrangement was contributed to Black Swan by Don Gibson, co-founder of the Sons of Bix. Concert key of Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites and an earlier version on Sweet Lotus Blossom.

BOHEMIA RAG - Composed by Joseph Lamb in 1919. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of F major to Db major. A tightly scored rag with a nice key change to take things out.

BONEYARD SHUFFLE - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael in 1926. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of F to Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

BOURBON ST. PARADE - Composed by Paul Barbarin in 1949. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F major, Ab major and Bb major. Separate vocal part included.

BREEZE FROM ALABAMA - Composed by Scott Joplin around 1902. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of C major. A tightly scored rag.

BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME? - Composed by E.Y. Harburg and Jay Gorney in 1932. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C minor. Separate vocal part included.

BUDDY BOLDEN'S BLUES - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton circa 1910s. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major. Vocal included in clarinet part.

BUENOS AYRES - Composed by Arthur Green. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of Bb to G to Bb major. Yet another Dixieland tango.

BUFFALO BLUES (Mister Joe) - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton and Johnny Dunn and originally entitled "Mr. Joe" circa 1910s. Arranged by Kit Johnson after the Doc Evans version. Concert key of Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

BULLFROG'S MELODY - An original composition by Kit Johnson, composed in 1999. Concert keys of C major to Eb major. Vocal included in banjo part. Just waiting to be discovered by Kermit the Frog. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

BY AND BY - Composed by Charles Albert Tindley in 1905.  Traditional gospel arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F major and vocals in Bb and C major. Lead vocal included with harmony lines in clarinet, piano and trombone parts. Recorded by BSCJB on A Joyful Noise! and Dance Hall Favorites.

BYE BYE BLUES - Composed by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown and Chauncey Gray circa 1930. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. Features appropriate quotes from (Black) Swan Lake.

 

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CAKEWALKING BABIES FROM HOME - Composed by Williams, Troy and Smith circa early 1920s. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Separate vocal part included. The consummate parasol tune. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

CALL OF THE SOUTH - Composed by Irving Berlin (from themes by Stephen Foster). Arranged by Kit Johnson for two vocalists. Concert key of Ab major. Separate vocal parts included. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

CANNON BALL BLUES - Composed by Morton, Rider and Bloom around 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Eb major to Ab major with a surprise strain in the middle in C. Similar to the Red Hot Peppers' recording. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom .

CAROLINA SHOUT - Composed by James P. Johnson about 1921. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of C major to F major. A tightly scored arrangement, and it is tough!!! Recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats.

CASH FOR YOUR TRASH - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Ed Kirkby. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of F major. Separate vocal part included. (Recycled music from 1942.) Recorded by BSCJB in C major on Cookin' With Fats.

CASTLE HOUSE RAG - Composed by James Reese Europe circa 1914. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of C major to F major. A tightly scored rag. Good with washboard. Recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye!.

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CATARACT RAG - Composed by Robert Hampton in 1914. Arranged by John Bennett for trombone, tuba, piano and washboard. Concert keys of Bb major to Eb major. A tightly scored rag with tough parts. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'.

(THE) CHANT - Composed by Mel Stitzel circa 1920s. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major. Patterned after Morton's Red Hot Peppers' recording. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Substitute.

CHARLESTON MEDLEY - This medley includes a number of Charleston-style tunes, including: Varsity Drag, The Girl Friend, Top Hat, White Tie and Tails , Puttin' On The Ritz, and The Charleston. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys wander from C major to Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

CHELSEA ON DOWN - Composed by Robin Wetterau circa 1960. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of C minor to Ab major. Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around .

(THE) CHEVY CHASE - Composed by Eubie Blake in 1914. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of D minor to Bb major. A tightly scored rag featuring lots of piano. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom and on Ragtime Revelry..

CHOO CHOO TRAIN - Composed by Irene Beasley, the "long, tall gal from Dixie" circa 1930s. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of Bb major with vocals in Eb and F major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye!.

CHURCH-ROCKIN' MEDLEY - This medley includes several popular gospel numbers, including: Standin' in the Need of Prayer, Give Me That Old Time Religion, and Do Lord!. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys wander all over - stay alert! Two vocal leads. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

CLARINET MARMALADE - Composed by Larry Shields and Nick LaRocca around 1918. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major.

COAL CART BLUES - Composed by Louis and Lilian Armstrong circa 1925. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm and Dance Hall Favorites.

COME BACK SWEET PAPA - Composed by Luis Russel and Paul Barbarin circa mid-1920s. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'.

COPENHAGEN - Composed by Charlie Davis and Walter Melrose around 1924. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

CORNET CHOP SUEY - Composed by Louis Armstrong circa 1927. Arranged by Kit Johnson (similar to the Hot 5 recording). Concert key of Eb major.

CREOLE BELLES - Composed by J. Bodewalt Lampe in 1900. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Eb major to Ab major. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Substitute and on Ragtime Revelry.

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CUM BAC RAG - Composed by Charles Johnson in 1911. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Bb major to Eb major.

CUT TO THE BONE (New) - Composed and arranged by Kit Johnson in 2011 as a trombone feature for Don Stone. Concert keys of C minor to Eb major. A tough blow!

 

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DALLAS BLUES - Composed by Lloyd Garrett and Hart A. Wand about 1912. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Bb major to Eb major for vocal. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

DANS LES RUE D'ANTIBES - Composed by Sidney Bechet. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of F major to Bb major. Arranged as a clarinet feature. Starts as a 6/8 march and transitions to swing. Slightly different version recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye!.

DARK IS THE NIGHT - Composed by Bogoslavsky. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Bb minor to B minor. Vocal included in piano part. A tightly scored post World War II Russian song with Russian vocals. Not for the faint at heart. Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

DE ANIMALS A-COMIN' - Traditional spiritual. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Eb major to F major. Separate vocal part included.

DEAD MAN BLUES - Composed by Jelly Roll Morton in 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye!.

DEEP RIVER MEDLEY - A medley of Deep River and Roll Jordan Roll arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Bb major and Ab major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on A Joyful Noise!.

DEVIL'S EYES - An original composition by Kit Johnson, composed in 2001. Concert keys F minor and F Major. Separate vocal part included. Modern jazz stylings: latin and swing.

DILL PICKLES RAG - Composed by Charles Johnson about 1906. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F major to C major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Ragtime Revelry.

DINAH - Composed by Sam Lewis, Joe Young and Harry Akst circa 1925. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major. Vocal included in clarinet part. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom.

DIPPERMOUTH BLUES - Composed by Joe "King" Oliver in 1923. Arranged by Kit Johnson and patterned after the later Louis Armstrong recordings with a few surprises. Concert key of Bb major.

DIRT DISHIN' DAISY - Composed by Herscher and Klein circa 1930s. Arranged by Lou Halmy. Concert key of F minor. Vocal written in the banjo part. Recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye!.

DOCTOR JAZZ - Composed by Joe "King" Oliver in 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of C major to Eb major. Vocal verse and chorus included in piano part. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'.

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE - Traditional. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major. Vocal included in trombone part. Recorded by BSCJB on A Joyful Noise!.

DROP THAT SACK (New) - Lilian Hardin and Louis Armstrong's collaborartion from the King Oliver days in 1923. Arranged by Ernie Carbajal. Concert keys of Eb to Ab major.

DUCKS AND BEAVERS - A medley of college fight songs arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of F to Bb major.

DUDE RANCH BLUES - An original composition by Kit Johnson, composed in 1999. Concert key of Bb major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on This Joint is Jumpin'.

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EAST ST. LOUIS TOODLE-OO (New) - Composed by Edward "Duke" Ellington in 1926. Arranged by Ernie Carbajal. Concert keys of C minor to Eb major and back. Recorded by BSCJB on This Joint is Jumpin'.

ECCENTRIC RAG - Composed by J. Russel Robinson circa 1912. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of C major to F major. Patterned after the recording by Jimmy McPartland's Squirrels. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Substitute.

EGYPTIAN FANTASY (New) - Composed by Sidney Bechet in 1941. Arranged by Kit Johnson as a tuba feature. Concert key of F minor.

EMPEROR NORTON'S HUNCH - Composed Lu Watters in 1944. Arranged/Transcribed by Kit Johnson (similar to Watters version). Concert keys of F minor to C major to F major.

(THE) ETERNAL FEMININE - Composed by William Bolcom in 1974. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Ab major to Db major. A tough arrangement with an exposed fugue section and some demanding horn lines. From Bolcom's Garden of Eden Suite .

EVERY EVENING (I Miss You) - Composed by Jimmy McHugh, Billy Rose and M. Hemmings circa 1930s. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of F major. All the instruments get a shot at the melody. Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

EV'RY TIME I FEEL THE SPIRIT - Traditional spiritual. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

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FAREWELL TO STORYVILLE - Composed by Clarence and Spencer Williams. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

FAT AND GREASY - Composed by Charles Johnson and Porter Grainger in 1936. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major. Vocal included in piano and banjo parts. Recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats.

FAT LOUIE'S WAKE - Composed by Bob Brewer and Frank Messick. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Ab major to Bb major.

FATS AND FRIENDS MEDLEY - Includes I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter , Honeysuckle Rose, Lulu's Back in Town, and Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone . Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys start in C major and end up in Eb major after a few side trips. Recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats.

FICKLE FAY CREEP (New) - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton in 1930 (similar song titled "Soap Suds" composed circa 1926). Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major.

FIDGETY FEET - Composed by Nick LaRocca and Larry Shields in 1918. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Bb major to Ab major.

FIFTY MILES OF ELBOW ROOM - Composed by F.W. McGee circa 1930.  Traditional gospel arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Separate vocal lead with harmony line clarinet part. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom and on A Joyful Noise!.

FIND OUT WHAT THEY LIKE (AND HOW THEY LIKE IT) - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Andy Razaf in 1929. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of Ab major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB (in C major) on Cookin' With Fats.

FLOATIN' DOWN TO COTTON TOWN - Composed by Arthur Hall and Jack Kaufman in 1919. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Separate vocal part included.

FROG-I-MORE RAG - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton circa 1908. Arranged by James Meyer. Concert keys of Bb major to Eb major. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

 

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GEE, BUT I WISH I HAD SOMEONE TO ROCK ME IN THE CRADLE OF LOVE - Composed by Sissle and Blake. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Db to F to G. Separate vocal part included.

GEORGIA SWING - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton circa 1928 (reworking of the earlier Santo Pecora number "She's Crying for Me"). Arranged by Kit Johnson and patterned after the Red Hot Peppers' recording. Concert key of Ab major. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Substitute and Dance Hall Favorites.

GET HAPPY - Composed by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler in 1930. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Eb major and G major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on A Joyful Noise!.

GIMME A PIG FOOT AND A BOTTLE OF BEER (New) - Composed by Wesley Wilson around 1933. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Separate vocal part included.

GIT ON OUT THE DOOR (New) - Composed and arranged by Kit Johnson in 2011 as a bawdy blues number. Concert key of Ab major. Separate vocal part included.

GIVE ME THE SULTAN'S HAREM (New) - Composed by Gerber and Silver in 1919. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Separate vocal part included.

GO BACK WHERE YOU STAYED LAST NIGHT - Composed by Ethel Waters and Sidney Easton in 1926. Arranged by Steve Matthes and Kit Johnson. Concert key of Db major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

GONNA BUILD A MOUNTAIN - Composed by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley for the 1962 musical "Stop the World, I Want to get Off". Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of Bb , Cb and C major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

 

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HANDFUL OF KEYS - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller circa 1929. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Ab major to Eb major with other ports of call between. Vocal included in piano part. A tightly scored arrangement featuring lots of great horn lines. Recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats.

HARMONY BLUES - Composed by J. Bodewalt Lampe about 1917. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of Bb major. A very obscure blues number.

HEART AND SOUL - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser in 1938. Arranged by Steve Matthes and includes the rarely heard verse. Concert keys of F to Bb to C major. Arranged as a tuba feature with a separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

HERE I AM, LORD - Composed by Daniel Schutte in 1981. Arranged by Steve Matthes. This is a recent gospel number. Concert keys of B to C to Eb major. Separate vocal part included.

HIGH SOCIETY - Composed by Porter Steele around 1901. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Bb major to Eb major. Arranged as a clarinet feature. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW - Composed by Gabriel and Martin. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

HOAGY `A TROIS MEDLEY - Includes a medley of selections by Hoagy Carmichael, including: Georgia on my Mind, Up a Lazy River, and Stardust featuring the trumpet, clarinet and trombone respectively. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys move from Eb major to F major to Gb major. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

HOW GREAT THOU ART (New) - An arrangement by Kit Johnson of a wonderful Swedish folk melody with words by Stuart Hine. This version is designed to include a congregation along with the band in "hymn-sing" style. Concert key of Bb major.

HOW YOU GONNA KEEP 'EM DOWN ON THE FARM (After They've Seen Paree) - Composed by Donaldson, Young and Lewis in 1919. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Eb major (vocal) and Bb major (ensemble). Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

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I AIN'T GOT NOBODY - Composed by Spencer Williams and Roger Graham circa 1924. Arranged by Steve Matthes and Kit Johnson. Concert key of G major. Arranged as a four-part vocal harmony. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

I AM PECAN PETE (New) - Composed by Turk Murphy about 1968 as a trombone tour de force based on a strange dream. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of D minor.

I CAN'T GET STARTED - Composed by Ira Gershwin and Vernon Duke in 1935. Arranged by Steve Matthes and Kit Johnson as a vocal done in a bossa nova style. Concert keys of Bb and C major. Features lots of trumpet as well. Separate vocal part included.

IF I HAD MY WAY - Composer unknown. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major.

I FOUND A NEW BABY - Composed by Spencer Williams and Jack Palmer about 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson and includes the verse. Concert key of F major. Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

I'D GIVE A DOLLAR FOR A DIME - Composed by Razaf, Blake and Finke. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on This Joint is Jumpin'.

I'LL FLY AWAY - Traditional spiritual. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of Eb major to Ab major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

I'LL BE A FRIEND WITH PLEASURE - Composed 1930 by Maceo Pinkard. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major.

I'M GOIN' HUNTIN' - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller and J.C. Johnson circa 1927. Arranged by Kit Johnson, loosely following the Lu Watters arrangement. Concert key of C major. Recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats.

IN THE MOOD - Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Ab major.

IN THE SWEET BY AND BY - Composed by Bennett and Webster in 1868. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Eb major to F major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on A Joyful Noise!.

I SHALL NOT BE MOVED - Traditional gospel number arranged by Lou Halmy. Concert key of F major. Vocal lead in the banjo part and included separately. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT DIXIE? - Composed 1936 by Caesar, Lerner & Marks. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Separate vocal part provided.

IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T MY BABY? - Composed by Louis Jordan and William Austin in 1943. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys wander from Eb minor to Ab major. Vocal lead included in the banjo part.

IT DON'T COST VERY MUCH (New)- Composed by Thomas Dorsey. Arranged by Kit Johnson in the style of Turk Murphy. Concert keys of Bb major to F major. Separate vocal part included.

IT DON'T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING - Composed by Edward "Duke" Ellington in 1932. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of F minor to G minor. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

I'VE GOT A FEELIN' I'M FALLIN' - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller, Billy Rose and Harry Link circa 1929. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Eb major, C major to F major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB (different keys) on Cookin' With Fats.

I'VE GOT PEACE LIKE A RIVER (New) - An arrangement by Kit Johnson of a traditional hymn. This version is designed to include a congregation along with the band in "hymn-sing" style. Concert keys of G to Ab to Bb major.

I WALK WITH MUSIC - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer in 1940. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

 

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JAZZIN' BABIES BLUES - Composed by Richard M. Jones around 1924. Arranged by Kit Johnson after the Doc Evans recording. Concert key of Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom.

JAZZ ME BLUES - Composed by Tom Delaney circa 1920. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major.

JELLY BEAN BLUES (New) - Composed by Ma Rainey around 1924. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Separate vocal part included.

JELLY ROLL BLUES - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton around 1905. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Bb major to Eb major.

JITTERBUG WALTZ - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller in 1942. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of Eb major. A tightly scored waltz recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats.

JOE AVERY'S BLUES - Traditional second line piece. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

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(THE) JOINT IS JUMPIN' - Composed by Andy Razaf, J.C. Johnson and Fats Waller in 1938. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on This Joint is Jumpin'.

JOSHUA MEETS THE STRANGER MEDLEY - This medley includes Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho and Wayfaring Stranger. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of D minor. Recorded by BSCJB on A Joyful Noise!.

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JUBILEE - Composed by Carmichael and Adams in 1937 for the musical "Everyday is a Holiday". Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of F major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

JUNK MAN RAG - Composed by Lucky Roberts in 1913. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of C major to F major. Recorded by BSCJB on as an instrumental on Sweet Substitute and as a vocal on Ragtime Revelry..

JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE - Traditional New Orleans gospel selection arranged by Kit Johnson as a vocal and clarinet feature. Concert key of Db major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

JUST ONE MORE TIME - Composed by Henderson, DeSylva and Brown in 1931. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of F major to D minor to F minor. Separate vocal part provided.

 

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KANSAS CITY MAN BLUES - Composed by Clarence Williams and Clarence Johnson in 1923. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Eb major (ensemble) to Bb major (vocal). Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye!.

KEEPIN' OUT OF MISCHIEF NOW - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Andy Razaf in 1932. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of F major to Ab major. Separate vocal part included. Slightly different version recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats.

KING CHANTICLEER - Composed by Nathaniel Ayers and inspired by the traditional Texas Tommy dance on the Barbary Coast. Arranged by James Meyer. Concert keys of C minor to Eb major.

 

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LA MARSEILLAISE - Composed by de Lisle. Arranged by Kit Johnson to welcome a french band to the Glacier Jazz Stampede. Concert key of G major.

LASSUS TROMBONE - Composed by Henry Fillmore around 1925. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of F major. A tightly scored trombone feature. Recorded by BSCJB on This Joint is Jumpin'.

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LAZY BONES - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer in 1933. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. Vocal lead included in banjo part. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

LEVEE REVELS - Composed by William Christopher O'Hare in 1898. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of E minor to C major. An interesting arrangement of a "Cane Hop". Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

LIFE IS LIKE A MOUNTAIN RAILROAD - Composed by Tillman and Abbey. Arranged by Kit Johnson as an old-timey gospel number (mostly vocal and vocal effects). Concert key of Ab major. Vocal parts included. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

LILY (New) - Composed by MacDonald, Warren & Brooms in 1927. Arranged by Ernie Carbajal. Concert key of Bb major. Tough trumpet line.

LINA BLUES - Composed by Jabbo Smith circa 1929. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of Bb major. Vocal included in clarinet part. Tough trumpet line a' la Jabbo.

LITTLE JOHN'S RAG - Composed by Turk Murphy in 1949. Arranged by James Meyer. Concert key starts and ends in F major. This arrangement is based on Turk's recording. Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

LITTLE LAWRENCE - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton circa mid-1920s, the name comes from an anatomical reference to clarinetist Lorenzo Tio, Jr. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of F major. Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

LOOKIN' GOOD BUT FEELIN' BAD - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Lester Santly in 1929. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Eb major to F major. Separate vocal part included with harmony bridge in the trombone part. Recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats.

 

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MAMA'S GONE GOODBYE - Composed by Peter Bocage and A.J. Pirone circa 1923. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major (vocal) and Ab major (ensemble). Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye!.

MANDY, MAKE UP YOUR MIND - Composed by Johnston, Meyer, Turk and Clarke in 1924. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major.

MANHATTAN RAG - A rarely heard rag composed by Hoagy Carmichael in 1929. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

MARCH OF THE HOODLUMS (New) - A nice march composed by Hoagy Carmichael in 1929. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Eb to Ab major. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

ME AND JANE IN A PLANE - Composed by Joe Gilbert and Edgar Leslie in 1927. Arranged by James Meyer. Concert key of G major. Vocal included in clarinet part. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'.

MELANCHOLY BLUES - Composed by Rube Bloom, Walter Melrose and Elmer Schoebel around 1927. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major (ensemble) and Bb major (vocal). Separate lead vocal part with harmonies in trombone, banjo, piano and clarinet parts. Recorded by BSCJB in F major on Woodsheddin'.

MICHIGANDER BLUES - Composed by Jabbo Smith circa 1929. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of D minor. This is from Jabbo's Aces of Rhythm recording with tough trumpet and banjo solos. Recorded by BSCJB on This Joint is Jumpin'.

MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW - Composed by Vassili Soloviev-Sedoyr. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of C minor, D minor and F minor. This is a popular Russian song of post World War II years with a Russian vocal included in the piano part. Recorded by BSCJB on This Joint is Jumpin'.

MIDNIGHT MAMA - Composed by Jelly Roll Morton in 1925. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys switch between of F and Bb major.

MILNEBERG JOYS - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton and members of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings about 1925. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major.

MINNIE THE MOOCHER - Composed by Cab Calloway and Irving Mills around 1930. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of G minor to A minor. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on This Joint is Jumpin'.

MINSTRELS OF ANNIE STREET - Composed by Turk Murphy approximately 1946. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Bb major to Eb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Substitute.

MISS THE MISSISSIPPI AND YOU - Composed by B. Halley in 1932. Arranged by Alan Phillips. Concert key of F major. Separate vocal part included. A waltz recorded by BSCJB (in C major) on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

MISSISSIPPI RAG - Composed by William Krell in 1898 and became the first published ragtime piece. Arranged by James Meyer after the Turk Murphy recording. Concert key starts and ends in D minor. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom and on Ragtime Revelry..

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(THE) MOOCHE - Composed by Edward "Duke" Ellington and Bubber Miley circa 1929. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key starts and ends in C minor. Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

MOROCCO BLUES- Composed by Joe Jordan and Clarence Williams in 1926. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of Eb minor to F major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

MR. JELLY LORD - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton circa 1924. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Bb major to Eb major. Patterned after the Red Hot Peppers' recording. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

MUDDY WATER (New) - Composed by DeRose, Richman & Trent in 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major.

MUSKRAT RAMBLE - Composed by Edward "Kid" Ory in 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

MY CUTEY'S DUE AT 2 TO 2 TODAY - Composed by Albert von Tilzer in 1926. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of Bb major (ensemble) to Eb major (vocal). Separate vocal part included.

MY DADDY ROCKS ME WITH ONE STEADY ROLL - Composed by J. Berni Barbour circa 1922. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F minor. Slow blues featuring the clarinet.

MY HANDY MAN - Composed by Eubie Blake and Andy Razaf circa 1930. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of Ab major (vocal) and Db major (ensemble). Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY - Composed by Cole Porter for the 1938 show "Leave it to Me". Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of F minor to G minor. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

MY HONEY'S LOVIN' ARMS - Composed by Herman Ruby and Joseph Meyer in 1922. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of F major (ensemble) and Bb major to C major (Vocal). Separate vocal part included.

MY LORD, WHAT A MORNING (New) - An arrangement by Kit Johnson of a traditional hymn. This version is designed to include a congregation along with the band in "hymn-sing" style. Concert key of F major.

MY WALKIN' STICK - Composed by Irving Berlin for the 1938 film "Alexander's Ragtime Band". Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C minor. Vocal included in banjo part. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Substitute.

 

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NEARNESS OF YOU - Composed by Carmichael and Washington. Arranged by Steve Matthes as a vocal and trumpet feature. Concert keys of F major to C major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

NEVER LEAVE ME ALONE - Gospel tune composed by Thomas Dorsey. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of Ab major to Eb major. Separate vocal part included.

NEW ORLEANS - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael in 1932. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom.

NEW ORLEANS JOYS - Composed by Jelly Roll Morton. Arranged by Kit Johnson and features piano. Concert key of Bb major.

NEW ORLEANS SHUFFLE - Composed by Bill Whitmore around 1925. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F minor to Ab major.

1919 RAG (New) - Influenced by Karl King's "Rifle Rangers" march in 1911. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb to Ab major.

NOBODY'S SWEETHEART NOW - Composed by Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman, Billy Meyer and Elmer Schoebel in 1923. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F major to Ab major.

 

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OH! LADY BE GOOD (New) - Composed in 1924 by George Gershwin. Arranged by Ernie Carbajal. Concert keys of F to G major. This is a very tough and complex arrangement.

OH, MARY DON'T YOU WEEP (New) - An arrangement by Kit Johnson of a traditional hymn. Concert key of C minor. Separate vocal part included and designed to get the audience participating.

OLD ADAM - Composed in 1972 by William Bolcom for his Garden of Eden Suite. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Db major to Gb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

OLD GREEN RIVER - Composed by Murray in 1915 and made famous by Monte Ballou thirty years later. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F major to Ab major. Vocal included in banjo part (including rarely heard second verse). Recorded by BSCJB on This Joint is Jumpin'.

OLD MAN HARLEM - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael and Rudy Vallee in 1933. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of D major (vocal) to Ab major (Ensemble) and back to D major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

OLD RUGGED CROSS - Traditional gospel number composed by George Bennard in 1913. Arranged by Steve Matthes to feature clarinet. Concert key of Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

OLD STACK O'LEE (New) - An arrangement by Kit Johnson of a traditional folk song as a tuba feature. Concert key of Eb major.

OLD VIRGINNY BARBEQUE - Composed by J. E. Andino in 1899. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of Bb major to Eb major.

OLE BUTTERMILK SKY - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael and Jack Brooks in 1946. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of Eb major. Vocal lead included in banjo part and separately. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

ONCE IN A WHILE - Composed by W. Butler around 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major.

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET - Music by Jimmy McHugh and words by Dorothy Fields circa 1930. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. Vocal included in banjo part.

OPEN MY EYES THAT I MAY SEE - Gospel selection composed by Scott. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys wander from Bb major to C to Eb to F. Separate vocal part included.

OPERATOR - Modern gospel showstopper composed by Spivery. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of G major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

ORIENTAL STRUT - Composed by Johnny St. Cyr about 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of C minor to Eb major. Trumpet solo a' la Louis. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'.

ORIGINAL DIXIELAND ONE-STEP - Composed by Nick LaRocca circa 1917. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Bb major to Ab major.

ORY'S CREOLE TROMBONE - Composed by Edward "Kid" Ory approximately 1922. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F major to Bb major. Trombone feature recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom.

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY (New) - Composed by George Gershwin in 1935. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key Bb major. Separate vocal part included.

 

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(THE) PEARLS - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton in 1923. Arranged by James Meyer. Concert keys of G major to C major. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'.

PERDIDO STREET BLUES - Composed by Lilian Hardin Armstrong in 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of D minor to F major. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom.

POOR BUTTERFLY - Composer unknown. Arranged by Steve Matthes as a clarinet feature. Concert key of F major.

(A) PORTER'S LOVE SONG TO A CHAMBERMAID - Composed by James P. Johnson and Andy Razaf about 1930. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Bb major, C major and F major and starts out with the seldom-heard verse. Separate vocal part included. Arrangement recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites and an earlier version on Cookin' With Fats.

POTATO HEAD BLUES (New) - Composed by Louis Armstrong in 1927. Arranged by Kit Johnson to feature trumpet. Concert key Eb major.

PRECIOUS LORD - Composed by Thomas Dorsey in 1932. Arranged by Kit Johnson as a vocal ballad feature. Concert key of D major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on A Joyful Noise!.

PRELUDE II - Composed by George Gershwin circa 1927. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of C minor.

 

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QUASIMODO CUTS THE KASE MEDLEY - This medley includes Jeepers Creepers, We're in the Money, and Anything Goes. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys wander from Eb to F to G and back to Eb major. Separate vocal part included.

 

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RAGTIME DANCE - A rare vocal rag composed by Scott Joplin in 1906. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Bb major to Eb major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Ragtime Revelry.

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RAGTIME DANCE - Composed by Kerry Mills in 1911. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of Bb major to C major.

RAGTIME NIGHTMARE - Composed by Tom Turpin in 1900. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

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RED ROSE RAG - Another rare vocal rag composed by Percy Wenrich and Ward Madden in 1911. Arranged by Kit Johnson. This piece enjoys the distinction of being George Burns theme song. Concert key of Ab major with a tag in F major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Ragtime Revelry.

RHYTHM KING - Composed by Joe Hoover (J. Russel Robinson?) and Jo Trent in 1928. Arranged by James Meyer. Concert keys of D minor to F major. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'.

RIVERBOAT SHUFFLE - Composed by Carmichael, Voynow and Mills in 1924. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of C minor to Ab major. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

RIVER, STAY 'WAY FROM MY DOOR - Composed by Mort Dixon and Harry Woods in 1931. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

ROCKIN' CHAIR (Old Rockin' Chair's Got Me) - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael in 1929. Arranged by Kit Johnson as a vocal and trombone feature. Concert key of Bb major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye!.

ROYAL GARDEN BLUES - Composed by Clarence and Spencer Williams in 1919. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F major to Bb major.

 

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SAGE HEN STRUT - Composed by Lu Watters in 1944. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of D minor, Bb major, Eb major and Ab major. This arrangement differs significantly from the Watters version.

SAILING AWAY ON THE HENRY CLAY (New) - Composed by Kahn & Van Alstyne in 1917. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of Bb major. Separate vocal part included.

SAILING DOWN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY - Composed by G. Botsford and J. Havez in 1913. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major. Vocal included in banjo part. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'.

SAN (New) - Composed by McPhail and Michels in 1920. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of E minor to G major.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES - Composed by Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller in 1954. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. Vocal included in trombone part. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

SANTA CLAUS BLUES - Composed by Straight and Kahn in 1924. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Db major. Vocal included in banjo part.

SERENADE TO GABRIEL - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael and Vick Knight about 1957. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Db major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

SHIM-ME-SHA-WABBLE - Composed by Spencer Williams circa 1917. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of C minor to Eb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom.

SHINE - Composed about 1910, with words by Cecil Mack and music by Ford Dabney. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Vocal included in banjo part.

SHOUT 'EM, AUNT TILLIE - Composed about 1927 by Duke Ellington. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of D minor.

SHREVEPORT STOMPS - Composed by Jelly Roll Morton in 1925. Arranged by Kit Johnson to feature clarinet. Concert key of Bb major to Eb major. Recorded by BSCJB on This Joint is Jumpin'.

SI TU VOIS MA MERE - Composed by Sidney Bechet in 1952. Arranged by Steve Matthes to feature clarinet and rhythm only. Concert key of Bb major to C major.

SKID-DAT-DE-DAT - Composed by Lil Hardin in 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major.

SLEEPY TIME MEDLEY - This medley includes Stars Fell on Alabama (trombone lead), Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans (clarinet lead), and When It's Sleepy Time Down South (trumpet lead). Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F major, C major and Eb major, respectively.

SMALL FRY - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser for the motion picture "Sing, You Sinners" in 1938. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

SNAKE RAG - Composed by Joe "King" Oliver, probably in 1923. Arranged by Kit Johnson after Doc Evans' version. Concert keys of Eb major to Ab major. Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

SOLACE (a Mexican Serenade) - Composed by Scott Joplin in 1909. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Ab major to Db major. Recorded by BSCJB on Ragtime Revelry.

SOMEDAY YOU'LL BE SORRY - Composed by Louis Armstrong in 1937. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Db major to Eb major.

SOUTH - Composed by Benny Moten. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Ab major (vocal) and Eb major (ensemble). Separate vocal part included.

SOUTH RAMPART STREET PARADE - Composed by Bob Haggart and Ray Bauduc circa late 1930s. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major.

SPREADIN' RHYTHM AROUND - Composed by Ted Koehler and Jimmy McHugh about 1935. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Eb major wandering eventually to Db major. Separate vocal part included. Different keyed version featuring all of the band on vocals was recorded by BSCJB on, surprise, Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

SQUEEZE ME - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Spencer Williams in 1918. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Eb major to F major (ensemble) with middle vocal section in Bb major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites and an earlier version on Cookin' With Fats.

ST. JAMES' INFIRMARY - Composed by Joe Primrose (a pseudonym for Irving Mills) about 1929. Arranged by Alan Phillips and Kit Johnson. Concert key of G minor. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye!.

ST. LOUIS RAG - Composed by Tom Turpin in 1903 for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of C major to F major. Recorded by BSCJB on Ragtime Revelry.

ST. LOUIS TICKLE - Composed by Theron Catlen Bennett about 1904. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of Bb major.

STAMPEDE (New) - Composed by Fletcher Henderson in 1926. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key Ab major and F minor.

STAR SPANGLED BANNER - The United States National Anthem arranged for Dixieland ensemble. This is a straight-up arrangement, not meant to be swung. Composed by Key and Smith. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major.

STARS FELL ON ALABAMA - Composed by Mitchell Parish and Frank Perkins around 1934. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major. Trombone feature and vocal.

STEVEDORE STOMP (New) - Composed by Duke Ellington in 1929. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major.

STOPTIME RAG - Composed by Scott Joplin in 1910. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key of Bb major.

STORYVILLE BLUES - Composed by Maceo Pinkard around 1918, originally as "Those Draftin' Blues". Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Substitute and Dance Hall Favorites.

STRUTTIN' WITH SOME BARBEQUE - Composed by Lil Hardin Armstrong around 1927. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

SUGAR CANE - Composed by Scott Joplin in 1908. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of F major. Arranged for clarinet and rhythm section.

SUN FLOWER SLOW DRAG - Composed 1901 by Scott Joplin and Scott Hayden. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Bb to Eb major.

SWEET LOTUS BLOSSOM - Composed by Sam Coslow and Arthur Johnston in 1935 for "Murder at the Vanities". Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F minor. Separate vocal included. Recorded by BSCJB (in C minor) on Sweet Lotus Blossom.

SWEET MAMA STRINGBEAN - An original composition by Steve Matthes, composed in 2000. Concert keys of F major to Bb major. Separate vocal part included. One of our most requested numbers. Recorded by BSCJB on This Joint is Jumpin'.

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SWEETMEATS - Composed by Percy Wenrich in 1907. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of F major to Bb major.

SWEET SUBSTITUTE - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton circa 1938. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Substitute.

SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT - Traditional spiritual credited to Harry Thacker Burleigh in 1920 (original probably predated Burleigh's publication). Arranged by Kit Johnson in a modern brass band style (love that funky tuba line). Concert keys of C major to F major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

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SWING THAT MUSIC - Composed by Louis Armstrong and Horace Gerlach in the mid-1930s. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Bb major to C major.

 

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TAIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESS IF I DO - Composed by Porter Grainger and Everett Robins in 1922. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys from Bb major to Db major by 1/2 steps. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye!.

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TEMPTATION BLUES - Composed by Joe " King" Oliver in 1923 (originally as "Camp Meeting Blues"). Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of Bb major with F major sections in the middle. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

THAT DA-DA STRAIN - Composed by Medina and Dowell about 1922. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of G minor to Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom.

THAT INTERNATIONAL RAG - Composed by Irving Berlin in 1913. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. Separate vocal part included.

THAT'S A'PLENTY - Composed by Lew Pollack and Ray Gilbert in 1914. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of D minor to Bb major.

THERE'LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE - Composed by Billy Higgins and W. Benton Overstreet around 1921. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Separate vocal part containg multiple verses and choruses included. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Substitute and Dance Hall Favorites.

THIS TRAIN - Gospel number probably composed by Big Bill Broonzy in the 1930s.  Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of Eb major to F major. Vocal in the clarinet part. Recorded by BSCJB on A Joyful Noise!.

TIA JUANA (New) - Composed by Conley & Rodenich in 1924. Arranged by Ernie Carbajal. Concert keys of F to Bb major.

TIGER RAG - Credited to members of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, but the principal themese likely predate their version, originally as a French Quadrille from about 1900. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Bb major to Ab major.

TIN ROOF BLUES - Composed by members of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings about 1923. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major.

TISHOMINGO BLUES - Composed by Spencer Williams in 1918. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Db major to F major. Vocal in the piano part. Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

TOO MUCH MUSTARD - Composed by Cecil Macklin in 1911 (Tres Moutarde). Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys begin and end in C major. Vocal in the piano part. Tough, fast novelty number. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

TREEMONISHA: A SLOW DRAG - Composed by Scott Joplin in 1911. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys ramble from D to F to Bb to F major.

TROMBONE CHOLLY (New) - Fletcher Henderson's playful blues that features vocal with trombone. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Cmajor. Separate vocal part included.

TROMBONE RAG - Composed by Turk Murphy about 1946. Arranged by James Meyer. Concert key of Db major. A trombone tour de force. Recorded by BSCJB on Spreadin' Rhythm Around.

 

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VICKI DOES VALSETZ - This medley includes 42nd Street , Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, and Everybody Loves My Baby. Separate vocal part included. Arranged by John Bennett and Kit Johnson. Concert keys wander from D minor to F major. Recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye! as "Tin Pan Alley Medley".

VIPER'S DRAG - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller circa 1930. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert key starts and ends in D minor with a double-time middle section in Eb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats and Dance Hall Favorites. Arrangement requires a strong pianist.

 

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WALKING FROG (THE) - Composed by Karl King in 1919. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert keys of Bb Major to Eb Major. Recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye!.

WASHBOARD BLUES - Composed by Hoagy Carmichael in 1925. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Db major to Bb major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB (in different keys) on Spreadin' Rhythm Around and again in 2016 on Hoagy, Heart & Soul.

WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS (New) - Composed by Creamer & Layton in 1922. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F major for ensemble and Bb major for vocal. Separate vocal part included.

(THE) WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT - Composed by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields around 1936 for the RKO movie "Swing Time". Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of C major. Vocal in the piano part.

WEARY BLUES - Composed in 1915: music by Artie Matthews and words by George Cates and Mort Greene. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F major to Bb major.

WEATHERBIRD RAG - Composed by Louis Armstrong around 1923. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major. Recorded by BSCJB on Ragtime Revelry .

WE PLOW THE FIELDS AND SCATTER (New) - Composed by Johann Schulz in 1800. Arranged by Kit Johnson to include a congregation along with the band in "hymn-sing" style. Concert key of C major.

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS - Composer unknown. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major.

WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO - Composed by H. Woods in 1934. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F major to Ab major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Mama's Gone... Goodbye!.

WHAT'LL I DO - Composed by Irving Berlin around 1924. Arranged by Kit Johnson as a vocal, tuba and piano trio. Concert key of G major. Separate vocal part included.

WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO - Composed by Joe "King" Oliver about 1929. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Inspired by the 1929 Oliver recording. Recorded by BSCJB on Woodsheddin'.

WHEN IT'S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH - Composed by Leon and Otis Rene and Clarence Muse circa 1930. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major. Arrangement designed to feature trumpet soloist. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Substitute.

WHEN THE MIDNIGHT CHOO CHOO LEAVES FOR ALABAM' - Composed by Irving Berlin in 1912. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of Ab major (vocal) and F major (instrumental sections). Separate vocal part included.

WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER - Traditional gospel number by JM Black in 1893.  Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Ab major. Switches from 6/8 time to cut time. Separate vocal lead with harmonies in clarinet and trombone parts.

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN - Traditional gospel number arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of F major to Ab major. Separate vocal lead with harmonies in clarinet, piano and trombone parts. Recorded by BSCJB on A Joyful Noise!.

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WHEN YOU LEAVE ME ALONE TO PINE (New) - Composed by Lilian Hardin & Louis Armstrong in 1923. Arranged by Ernie Carbajal. Concert key of F major. Tough trumpet lines.

WHERE DID ROBINSON CRUSOE GO (With Friday on Saturday Night) - Composed by Lewis, Young and Meyer in 1916. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of F major. Vocal included in piano part. Recorded by BSCJB on Dance Hall Favorites.

WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT? - Composed by Joe McCoy in 1941. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert keys of C minor. Separate vocal part included.

WILDCAT BLUES (New) - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller & Clarence Williams in 1923. Arranged by Kit Johnson as a clarinet feature. Concert keys of C to F major.

WILD CHERRIES RAG - Composed by Ted Snyder in 1908. Arranged by John Bennett. Concert keys of Bb major to Eb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom and on Ragtime Revelry..

WILD MAN BLUES - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton and Louis Armstrong circa mid-1920s. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm and Dance Hall Favorites.

WININ' BOY BLUES - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major.

WOLVERINE BLUES - Composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, Benjamin Spikes and John Spikes circa 1923. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Bb major. Arrangement features clarinet. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Substitute.

 

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XIAN MEDLEY - This medley of Christian selections includes Will the Circle be Unbroken and This Little Light of Mine. Arranged by Steve Matthes as an audience sing-along. Concert keys of Eb to Bb to C major. Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on Feel the Spirit.

 

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YACHT CLUB SWING - Composed by Thomas "Fats" Waller, J.C. Johnson and Herman Autrey in 1938. Arranged by Steve Matthes. Concert key of Bb major. Separate vocal lead and harmony in piano part. Recorded by BSCJB (in Ab major) on Cookin' With Fats.

YELLOW DOG BLUES - Composed by W.C. Handy around 1912. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of Eb major to Ab major (vocal) and Bb major to Eb major (ensemble). Separate vocal part included. Recorded by BSCJB on How You Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

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YERBA BUENA STRUT - Composed by Lu Watters in 1942. Arranged by Kit Johnson after the Watters' record ing. Concert keys of C minor to Eb major. Recorded by BSCJB on Sweet Lotus Blossom.

YOUR FEET'S TOO BIG - Composed by Fred Fisher and Ada Benson around 1939. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of C major. Vocal in the piano part. Recorded by BSCJB on Cookin' With Fats and Sweet Substitute.

YOU'VE BEEN A GOOD OLD WAGON (New) - Composed by Bessie Smith & Stuart Balcom around 1925. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major. Separate vocal part included.

YOU'VE GOT TO SEE MAMA EVERY NIGHT (New) - Composed by Billy Rose & Con Conrad around 1923. Arranged by Kit Johnson. Concert key of F major. Separate vocal part included.

 

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