1920s Transcriptions, Arrangements, Charts, and Takedowns: 1920's-1930's Music

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Big Band: – 5 saxes, 3-4 trumpets, 2-4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums.

1920s Orchestra: – 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano, violin, drums

Dixieland Band: - trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, tuba, piano, drums (sometimes tenor)

Concert Band: - Standard concert band instrumentation  

Symphony Orchestra: - Symphony Orchestra, Big Band with Strings, Big Band plus Orchestra

Benny Goodman Solos: - Benny Goodman Solos

Combo, Piano Solo and Pit Orchestra: - Combo, Piano Solo and Pit Orchestra

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1920s

1920s Orchestra Transcriptions:  $10 per chart (unless otherwise noted)

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Incidentally, a "chart" is an arrangement (a full orchestration), it includes all of the parts for all of the instruments (I've had some people ask)

These are generally note-for-note transcriptions of the arrangements that the 1920s big band (Hot Dance Orchestra, 1920s Orchestra) recorded. In many cases, even the solos are transcribed. In most cases, the style is from the 1920s and  early 1930s.

Note: The instrumentation is almost always for an 11-piece group (pretty much the standard big band instrumentation for the years approximately 1925-1934)...that is 3 saxes (2 altos + tenor), 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, piano, banjo/guitar, tuba/bass, violin, drums. Some of the charts have vocals or vocal trios (usually one chorus) and can be easily replaced by a solo (or solos) if you don't have a vocalist. A few are basically "all" vocal (i.e., beginning to end). Those are noted as "vocals." Scores are provided with charts written in Finale. The earlier "manuscript" charts do not come with scores. Some of these charts can be heard as recoded by my 1920s Orchestra, the Crazy Rhythm Hot Society Orchestra, at: http://crazyrhythm.com/.

All That Jazz/Overture (from Movie "Chicago") (female vocal)

 

All I Do is Dream of You ('34 Ray Noble w/ Al Bowlly) (with optional 4th sax)

 

Am I Blue? ('29 Ben Selvin w/ Smith Ballew)

 

An' Furthermore ('28 Irving Aaronson)

 

An' Furthermore ('27 Beth Challis Orch.)

 

Alone At Last ('25 Coon-Sanders Nighthawks)

 

Auld Lang Syne (Guy Lombardo)

 

Big John's Special ('34 Fletcher Henderson)

 

Black Beauty ('28 Duke Ellington)

 

Borneo ('28 Frank Trumbauer, Bix Beiderbecke, et.al)

 

Blue Moon ('35 Ray Noble/Al Bowlly)

 

Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? ('32 Bing Crosby/Lennie Heyton)

 

Button Up Your Overcoat ('28 Helen Kane)

 

Cantina Band (Star Wars Movie)

 

Casey Jones Blues ('29 Andy Kirk)

 

Changes ('27 Paul Whiteman) (Copied From Bill Challis Score)

 

Clementine From New Orleans ('27 Jean Goldkette)

 

Cotton Club Stomp ('29 Duke Ellington)

 

Cotton Club Stomp ('30 Duke Ellington)

 

Dangerous Nan McGrew ('30 Helen Kane)

 

Dance Of The Cuckoos (Laurel & Hardy) (2 clarinets only) $2

 

Daybreak Express Medley ('33-'34 Duke Ellington) (Cotton Club Movie Soundtrack)

 

Dinah ('32 Cab Calloway)

 

Dinah ('31 Bing Crosby & Mills Bros.)

 

 Do Something ('28 Helen Kane)

 

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Double Check Stomp ('30 Duke Ellington)  

 

Down South Camp Meeting ('34 Fletcher Henderson)

 

Drop Me Off In Harlem ('33 Duke Ellington)

 

East St. Louis Toodle-OO ('27 Duke Ellington)

 

Everybody Loves My Baby ('32 Boswell Sisters)

 

Everybody Stomp! ('25 Andy Preer)

 

Glad Rag Doll ('28 Golden Gate Orch. aka California Ramblers)

 

Goin' Nuts ('29 Duke Ellington)

 

Good Old Days ('30 Little Rascals Theme)

 

Guy What Takes His Time, A ('32 Mae West)

 

Heartaches ('33 Ted Weems)

 

Harlem Bound ('33 Freddy Johson & His Harlemites)

 

He's So Unusual ('29 Helen Kane)

 

Honolulu Baby ('33 Laurel & Hardy)

 

Hummin' To Myself ('32 Ambrose)

 

I'd Rather Be Blue Over You ('29 Louis Katzman & the Brunswick Orch.)

 

I Wanna Be Loved By You ('28 Helen Kane)

 

I Want To Be Bad ('28 Helen Kane)

 

I'll Never Be The Same ('32 Carroll Gibbons)

 

I'm A Little Blackbird Looking For a Bluebird ('24 Clarence Williams & His Blue Five) (expanded)

 

Ill Wind (Cotton Club Movie Soundtrack) (female vocal)

 

Inka Dinka Doo ('34 Jimmy Durante) (male vocal)

 

Is There Anything Wrong In That? ('28 Helen Kane)

 

It Don't Mean A Thing ('32 Duke Ellington)

 

It Happened In Sun Valley ('41 Glenn Miller)

 

It Must Be True (Palm Court Theatre Court Orchestra)

 

It's All Forgotten Now ('34 New Mayfair Orchestra with Al Bowlly)

 

It's Love ('31 Gus Arnheim)

 

Jazz Baby (vocal, C) (Carol Channing, Thoroughly Modern Millie) (female vocal)

 

Jazz Baby (vocal, Eb) (Carol Channing, Thoroughly Modern Millie) (female vocal)

 

Jazznocracy ('34 Jimmie Lunceford)

 

Jungle Nights In Harlem ('31 Duke Ellington)

 

Keep Your Sunny Side Up ('29 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders)

 

‘Leven Thirty Saturday Night ('30 Ambrose)

 

Maori ('30 Duke Ellington)  

 

May I? ('34 Bing Crosby/Matt Finston Orch.)

 

Me And The Man In The Moon ('28 Helen Kane)

 

Me Minus You ('32 Rudy Vallee)

 

Midnight With The Stars And You ('34 Ray Noble)

 

Minnie The Moocher ('31 Cab Calloway) (male vocal)

 

Miss Hannah ('29 McKinney's Cotton Pickers)

 

Mooch, The ('28 Duke Ellington)

 

Mood Indigo ('30 Duke Ellington)

 

Moonlight Savings Time ('31, Jack Payne)

 

Moten Stomp ('27 Bennie Moten)

 

My Pretty Girl ('27 Jean Goldkette)  

 

Never In A Million Years ('37 Ben Bernie/Buddy Clark) (male vocal)

 

New Call Of The Freaks, The ('29 Luis Russell)

 

New Orleans Twist ('35 Gene Gifford) (expanded)

 

Nighthawk Blues ('24 Coon-Sanders Nighthawks) (male vocal duet)

 

Oh! If I Only Had You ('26 Ted Weems)

 

Oh! Miss Hannah ('29 Paul Whiteman)

 

 

Ozark Mountain Blues ('29 Missourians)

 

Peggy ('29 McKinney's Cotton Pickers)

 

Please ('32 Bing Crosby & Anson Weeks Orch.) key of Ab

 

Please ('32 Bing Crosby & Anson Weeks Orch.) record key (A)

 

Radio Rhythm (Fletcher Henderson, 1931)

 

Rent Party Blues ('29 Duke Ellington)

 

Rhapsody In Blue (From '24 Ferdie Grofe Score) $25

 

Rhythm Man ('32 Casa Loma Orchestra)

 

Ring Dem Bells ('30 Duke Ellington)

 

Rockin' In Rhythm ('31 Duke Ellington)

 

Singin' The Blues ('27 Frank Trumbauer, Bix Beiderbecke, et.al) $8

 

Skirts ('30 Slatz Randall)

 

Smile When The Raindrops Fall ('30 Laurel & Hardy)

 

Solace (Scott Joplin, "The Sting" Soundtrack)

 

Some Sweet Day ('28 McKinney's Cotton Pickers)

 

Stampede ('26 Fletcher Henderson)

 

Stevedore Stomp ('29 Duke Ellington)

 

Sunday ('26 Jean Goldkette)

 

Sweet Georgia Brown ('32 Bing Crosby)

 

Sweet Man ('25 California Ramblers)

 

That's My Weakness Now ('28 Helen Kane) (female vocal)

 

There's Too Many Eyes That Wanna Make Eyes at Two Pretty Eyes I Love ('29 Ted Weems)

 

They Call Me Sister Honky Tonk ('33 Mae West)

 

Tiger Rag ('29 Duke Ellington)

 

Toby ('32 Bennie Moten)

 

Truckin' ('35 Duke Ellington)

 

Variety Stomp ('25 Fletcher Henderson)

 

Vine St. Drag ('29 Missourians)

 

Waitin' For Katie ('27 Ben Pollack)

 

What About Me ('34 George Hall)

 

What A Day! ('29 Ted Weems)

 

What A Girl! What A Night! ('28 Coon-Sanders Nighthawks)

 

When (from original '28 Paul Whiteman/George Gershwin score)

 

Wrappin' It Up ('34 Fletcher Henderson)

 

Yam Brown (Keith Nichols/Duke Ellington)

 

Yiddisha Charleston ('26 Sam Lannin Dixie Daisies)

 

You ('23 Roy Schoenbeck)

 

You Hit The Spot ('35 Richard Himber and His Ritz Carlton Orchestra) (with optional 4th sax)

 

1920s Orchestra Arrangements:

$10 per chart (unless otherwise noted) and volume discounts do apply.

These are original arrangements by Mike Henebry.

These are 1920s big band arrangements written by Mike Henebry. In most cases, the style is of the 1920s and early 1930s.

"mp3" indicates that an mp3 of the chart (with virtual instruments reading the chart) can be accessed by clicking the link. Get your browser a few seconds to load and use the back arrow to get back to the site (not the x).

Ain't She Sweet  

 

 

April Showers  

 

Blue Room, The  

 

Bourbon St. Parade

 

By The Beautiful Sea

 

By The Light Of The Silvery Moon  

 

Chant, The (based on CJ Sams arrangement)

 

Crazy Charleston (original composition) "mp3"

 

Crazy Rhythm

 

Cushion Foot Stomp

 

Embraceable You (female vocal)

 

From The Top Of Your Head  (male vocal)

 

Get 'Em In A Rumble Seat (1927) (male vocal duet)

 

Gimme A Little Kiss

 

Good-Little Bad-Little You

 

Hora Medley

 

How Could Red Riding Hood?

 

How Long Will It Last? (male vocal)

 

I Found A Million Dollar Baby

 

I Wanna Be Loved By You

 

If You Believed in Me

 

If You Knew Susie

 

It Had To Be You

 

I've Got A Crush On You (female vocal)

 

Just One More Chance (male vocal)

 

Let's Misbehave

 

Let's Misbehave (a la Bordoni) (female vocal)

 

Love Is The Sweetest Thing

 

Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me)

 

Margie

 

Moonlight Bay

 

Nagasaki

 

Oh! Johnny

 

Oh! You Beautiful Doll

 

Oily Rag (original composition)

 

One Hour With You  

 

Our Love Is Here To Stay

 

Play A Simple Melody (vocal duet)

 

Radio

 

Saxophobia

 

Sunshine

 

Swing Era Medley (with some female vocals) $20 (long)

 

That's What I Like About You

 

Thoroughly Modern Millie

 

Toot Toot Tootsie

 

When Erastus Plays His Old Kazoo  

 

(Make My Cot) Where The Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows  

 

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Big Band: – 5 saxes, 3-4 trumpets, 2-4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums.

1920s Orchestra: – 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano, violin, drums

Dixieland Band: - trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, tuba, piano, drums (sometimes tenor)

Concert Band: - Standard concert band instrumentation  

Symphony Orchestra: - Symphony Orchestra

Benny Goodman Solos: - Benny Goodman Solos

Combo, Piano Solo and Pit Orchestra: - Combo, Piano Solo and Pit Orchestra

.... To view the lists of band charts, click on the tabs above.