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The Swingin' Shepherd Blues

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By Kenny Jacobson

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Woodwind Ensemble Alto Flute, Bass Flute - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Kenny Jacobson, Moe Koffman, and Rhoda Roberts. Arranged by James Pybus. Contemporary, Jazz, Standards. 12 pages. James Pybus #6090865. Published by James Pybus (A0.764723).

Item Number: A0.764723

Swinging Shepherd Blues is a well-known tune by Moe Koffman, originally titled Blues a la Canadiana and renamed Swinging (or 'Swingin') ShepherdBlues in l957 when it was recorded by the composer, playing the flute, forthe LP Hot and Cool Sax.  Released as a single (Jubilee5311), it was a hit internationally (Billboard magazine recorded it aspeaking at 23rd position in 1958). Among more than 300 recordings of the tune are versions by Count Basie,Herbie Mann, Mantovani, and David Rose. A vocal rendition, with lyrics by RhodaRoberts and Kenny Jacobson, has been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, and morerecently by Natalie Cole. The tune has been recorded by various Canadians, from Oscar Peterson tothe Edmonton Youth Orchestra. Koffman used Swinging ShepherdBlues as his signature tune until 2000. This arrangement isplayable by SSSSAB Flute Choir. Duration is 2:25. Contact me at

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