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Minnie the Moocher

By Cab Calloway, Irving Mills, Clarence Gaskill

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Concert band (vocal version / instrumental version, vocal solos, optional instrumental solo) - Grade 3
Composed by Cab Calloway, Irving Mills, Clarence Gaskill. Arranged by Giancarlo Gazzani. As performed by The Blues Brothers. Film Music, Solo piece, Vocal. Score vocal version + score instrumental version, parts for all instruments, vocal solo parts, optional instrumental solo part. Duration 3:30. Published by Scomegna Edizioni Musical srl (S4.ESB1057).

Item Number: S4.ESB1057

Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher owes its current renown to the film The Blues Brothers. When performing the song, Calloway called on the audience to repeat each sentence in a sort of pitch and reply style. However, the phrases that the audience was asked to repeat were often so complicated they were unable to repeat them correctly and simply burst into laughter. This particular arrangement can be performed either with a singer or simply as an instrumental version. The two versions are sold together. Audience involvement is also optional.

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