(I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo
Big band with vocal - Difficult
By Glenn Miller. Arranged by Myles Collins and Alan Glasscock. Swing. Full score and set of parts. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-2100).
Item Number: JL.LL-2100
Here is the extended version of I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo, made famous by the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the film Orchestra Wives. This chart differs significantly from the studio recorded version, and has a full chorus band intro, an interlude leading to the vocals, an extra band bridge into a vocal reprise, plus an added 24 bar band section to close. At five and a half minutes long, it's a showstopper. The arrangement is scored for male vocalist plus a backing group of 5 - ideally girl, 3 tenors and baritone, and in the Saxes Alto 2 and Tenor 1 both double Clarinets. The Tenor solo is written on the 2nd Tenor part and also cross-cued on the male vocal part. The vocal whistling in the interlude is cued on the Piano part, and we have written out the opening Trumpet solo in full. Trumpets 1-4 Eb6, Bb5, Bb5, Bb5 Trombones 1-4 Bb4, Ab4, Ab4, F4 Male Vocal Db3 - Db4 (8 steps) Vocal key Db & Gb.