Friday, August 23, 2019

Updating the book

Time to rework the book for my events band again. It's been eight years, and I really don't want to see most of those tunes ever again. I always felt too obligated to make this some kind of oldies/swing band, but really, for the type of gigs we do, nobody cares. We can just do normal standards that are fun to play and the clients would be fine. We don't need to play Moon River any more. Satin Doll. Come Fly With Me. Forget it, I'm done.

We were also overloaded with too much stuff. Anybody foolish enough to bring a wire stand to the gig was in serious danger of dumping the thing. So I did a quick pass through my various real/fake books, and came up with this svelte collection of tunes:

Alice In Wonderland
All Of You
Beautiful Love
Black Narcissus
Chelsea Bridge
Dearly Beloved
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
Everything Happens To Me
From This Moment On
Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
Gentle Rain
Gone With The Wind
Have You Met Miss Jones?
I Hear A Rhapsody
I Should Care
I Thought About You
If I Should Lose You
If You Never Come To Me
I'll Take Romance
It Could Only Happen With You
It's You Or No One
Like Someone In Love
Long Ago And Far Away
Lullaby Of The Leaves
The Masquerade Is Over
Midnight Sun
My Little Suede Shoes
My Romance
My Shining Hour
O Grande Amor
Slow Hot Wind
The Song Is You
Soul Eyes
Spring Is Here
These Foolish Things
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Up Jumped Spring
Very Early
Watch What Happens

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