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Jazz Of The '50s

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Guitar, Piano, C Instruments, Keyboard - Difficulty: medium
Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Standards and Vocal Standards. Fake book. With vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. 232 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240077).

Item Number: HL.240077

ISBN 0793558085. 9x12 inches.

This great fake book in the Hal Leonard Jazz Bible series includes 200 of the best jazz tunes from the 1950s. Features large size music notation, a chord glossary, artist & title indexes, and common usage chords. Songs highlights: Alice in Wonderland * Autumn Leaves * Beyond the Sea * Born to Be Blue * Cry Me a River * I Wanna Be Loved * I'm Late * If I Should Lose You * In Walked Bud * Lady Bird * Lazy Afternoon * Lost in the Stars * My One and Only Love * Picnic * Stella by Starlight * Stolen Moments * Tenderly * Unchained Melody * When Sunny Gets Blue * Young at Heart * many more! For piano, guitar, electronic keyboard and all C instruments.

About Hal Leonard Fake Books

A "fake book" contains songs written in a concise format that includes only the melody and chords, letting you interpret the song's performance as you feel is appropriate. This is great for quickly learning songs by yourself or with an ensemble.

Each song in a fake book only has a single melody actually written out in notes, which is usually the vocal or lead melody. This melody will have the lyrics written beneath the notes, with each word aligned to its corresponding note. Above the notes of the melody will appear the names of the appropriate chords to play - for example, a "C minor" chord would be written as "Cmin" or Cm", rather than writing out all of the notes in those chords as they appeared in the original version of the song.

This format is very compact, which is why you will often see fakebooks containing 500 or more songs.

  • I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes) 
  • If I Should Lose You 
  • Music Makers 
  • If You Can't Sing It (You'll Have To Swing It) 
  • It's Always You 
  • Blue Orchids 
  • Love You Madly 
  • Adios 
  • You Leave Me Breathless 
  • Afternoon In Paris 
  • True Blue Lou 
  • Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall 
  • Alice in Wonderland 
  • Crazy He Calls Me 
  • I Want To Talk About You 
  • All Of My Life 
  • Winter Moon 
  • All Of You 
  • Lost In Meditation 
  • Call Me Darling 
  • I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry 
  • You're Lucky To Me 
  • I Still Believe In You 
  • Take Love Easy 
  • Why Try To Change Me Now 
  • Warm Valley 
  • Troubled Waters 
  • Just When We're Falling In Love 
  • Gotta Be This Or That 
  • Rain (Falling From The Sky) 
  • My Little Brown Book 
  • The Lonely Ones 
  • Upper Manhattan Medical Group (UMMG) 
  • I Could Have Told You 
  • Just Like A Butterfly That's Caught In The Rain 
  • Down The Old Ox Road 
  • Jubilee 
  • Here Lies Love 
  • I Don't Want To Cry Anymore 
  • My Future Just Passed 
  • With Every Breath I Take 
  • I'd Love To Make Love To You 
  • Almost In Your Arms 
  • Alone Too Long 
  • Alone At Last 
  • Miles 
  • Angel Eyes 
  • Another Time, Another Place 
  • Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home 
  • Anything You Can Do 
  • Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) 
  • Baubles, Bangles And Beads 
  • The Best Thing For You 
  • Beyond The Blue Horizon 
  • Beyond the Sea 
  • Boplicity (Be Bop Lives) 
  • Born To Be Blue 
  • But Beautiful 
  • Buttons And Bows 
  • Ca, C'est L'amour 
  • Count Every Star 
  • Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep 
  • Cry Me a River 
  • Dancing On A Dime 
  • A Day In The Life Of A Fool (Manha De Carnaval) 
  • 'Deed I Do 
  • Django 
  • Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me 
  • Don't Go To Strangers 
  • Early Autumn 
  • The End Of A Love Affair 
  • Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) 
  • For Every Man There's A Woman 
  • (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons 
  • Freddie Freeloader 
  • From This Moment On 
  • Get Me to the Church on Time 
  • The Girl That I Marry 
  • Glad To Be Unhappy 
  • Good Morning Heartache 
  • Half Nelson 
  • Harlem Nocturne 
  • Hello, Young Lovers 
  • Here's That Rainy Day 
  • Hey, Good Lookin' 
  • Hooray For Love 
  • I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me) 
  • I Can't Escape From You 
  • I Could Have Danced All night 
  • I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire 
  • I Hear Music 
  • I Left My Sugar Standing In Rain 
  • I Love Lucy 
  • I Love Paris 
  • I Thought About You 
  • I Wanna Be Loved 
  • I Wish I Didn't Love You So 
  • I'll Buy That Dream 
  • I'll Remember April 
  • I'm Late 
  • I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face 
  • I've Never Been In Love Before 
  • If I Didn't Care 
  • If I Were a Bell 
  • In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning 
  • It's A Lovely Day Today 
  • It's All Right With Me 
  • It's Magic 
  • It's You Or No One 
  • Just in Time  
  • Lazy Afternoon 
  • Lazy River 
  • Li'l Liza Jane (Go Li'l Liza) 
  • A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet 
  • Lost In The Stars 
  • Louise 
  • Love Is A Simple Thing 
  • Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me 
  • Lush Life 
  • Midnight Sun 
  • Misty 
  • Moments Like This 
  • Mona Lisa 
  • My Little Suede Shoes 
  • My One And Only Love 
  • My Romance 
  • Nardis 
  • Nature Boy 
  • Never Let Me Go 
  • No Moon At All 
  • Now It Can Be Told 
  • Oh! Look At Me Now 
  • Old Devil Moon 
  • On the Street Where you Live 
  • One Dozen Roses 
  • Only A Rose 
  • The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero) 
  • Peg O' My Heart 
  • Picnic 
  • Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day) 
  • S'posin' 
  • Sand in My Shoes 
  • Satin Doll 
  • Sing, You Sinners  
  • A Sleepin' Bee 
  • Small Fry 
  • So In Love 
  • So What 
  • Soft Lights and Sweet Music 
  • Something Wonderful 
  • The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On) 
  • Stella By Starlight 
  • Steppin' Out With My Baby 
  • Stolen Moments 
  • Stranger In Paradise 
  • Suddenly It's Spring 
  • Teach Me Tonight 
  • Tenderly 
  • There Are Such Things 
  • They Say It's Wonderful 
  • The Things We Did Last Summer 
  • Three Little Words 
  • Till There Was You 
  • To Each His Own 
  • Too Close for Comfort 
  • Too Darn Hot 
  • Too Late Now 
  • Two Sleepy People 
  • Unchained Melody 
  • When I Fall in Love 
  • When Sunny Gets Blue 
  • When The World Was Young 
  • Why Can't You Behave? 
  • Wild Is The Wind 
  • Witchcraft 
  • With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair 
  • A Woman In Love 
  • Work Song 
  • For Heaven's Sake 
  • You Can Depend On Me 
  • You Keep Coming Back Like A Song 
  • (I Wonder Why?) You're Just In Love 
  • You're Sensational 
  • You've Changed 
  • Young And Foolish 
  • Young At Heart 
  • Young Love 
  • Younger Than Springtime 
  • A Portrait of Jenny 
  • Teaneck 
  • Beautiful Love 
  • In Walked Bud 
  • Save Your Love For Me 
  • We'll Be Together Again 
  • Isfahan 
  • You Say You Care 
  • If You Go 
  • Call Of The Faraway Hills 
  • Lady Bird 
  • The Night Has A Thousand Eyes 
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  • 5

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  • 2011-11-09 00:00:00.0 Jazz of the '50's Review

    Good book of jazz songs/standards such as Fly Me To the Moon, Autumn Leaves, etc. The music is lead sheets with words. The chords are the standard jazz chords. It's easy to play if you know chords and how to read a lead sheet. The print is larger...

    so it's easier to read and that makes it easier to play. With lead sheet music, it's up to the musician to make it sound good.

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