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Song Lists

These extensive song lists are only a sample of what this band is capable of. Each band member knows many songs that can easily be brought to the group.Left-hand column are jazz standards in alphabetical order. Right-hand column lists grooves of those jazz standards. 

The Gayle Wilson Jazz Project - Jazz Standards 


A Day In the Life of a Fool - Dm (1959 M/Luis Bonfa, L/ Antonio Maria) 

Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do - C (1923 Porter Grainger)

Ain’t Misbehavin’ - F (1929 Lyr. Andy Razaf, Mus. Fats Waller)

Ain’t She Sweet - F (1927 m. Milton Ager, lyr. Jack Yellen)

Alexander’s Ragtime Band - Bb (1911 Irving Berlin - first major hit)

Allegheny Moon - Bb (1956 Al Hoffman, Dick Manning)

Alley Cat - C (1962 Bent Fabric)

All of Me - Eb (1931 Seymour Simons, Gerald Marks) 

All or Nothing at All - Dm - GW KEY (1930 Lyr. Jack Lawrence, Mus. Arthur Altman)

Alone Again, Naturally - F (1972 Gilbert O'Sullivan)

Always Bb - (1925 Irving Berlin)

America the Beautiful - Eb  (Mus. 1882: Lyr.1893, revised from 1912 to 1918)

Anniversary Song - Em ("Oh, how we danced") (1946 Al Jolson, Saul Chaplain) 

Are You Lonesome Tonight - D (1926 m. Lou Handman, lyr. Roy Turk)

As Time Goes By - F (1931 Herman Hupfeld)

At Last - F (1941 Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)

Autumn Leaves - Am (1945 French song Joseph Kosma, Eng. L. Johnny Mercer)

Baby I Don’t Cry Over You - Eb (1946 written by Morton Krouse)

Begin the Beguine - C - Instr. (1935 Cole Porter)

Bei Mir Bist Du Schon - Cm (1937 Sammy Cahn & Saul Chaplin)

Besame Mucho - Fm w/trio, chart is Gm (1940 16 yr. old Consuelo Velazquez)

Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea - Ab (1931 Irving Berlin)

Bill Bailey - C  (1902 Hughie Cannon)

Blue Moon - Ab (1934 Rodgers & Hart)

Blue Skies - C (1926 Irving Berlin)

Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me - Am (1919 Charles McCarron)

Boot-Scootin’ Boogie - E (1992 Ronnie Dunn of Brooks and Dunn)

Bye, Bye Blackbird - Bb (1926 Lyr. Mort Dixon, Mus. Ray Henderson)

By The Light of the Silvery Moon - Eb (1909 m. Gus Edwards, l. Edward Madden)

Call Me - Eb  (1965 Tony Hatch)

Caravan - Fm (1937 Duke Ellington hit written by Juan Tizol)

Carolina in the Morning - F (1922 W. Donaldson)

Chattanooga Choo Choo - F (1941 Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)

Cheek to Cheek - Eb (1935 Irving Berlin)

Chug-a-Lug - Bb-B-C (Roger Miller)

Cold, Cold Heart - A (1951 Hank Williams)

Come On-a my House - Bbm (1939 Ross Bagdasarian/William Saroyan, '51 hit)

Come Rain or Come Shine - Fm (1946 m. Harold Arlen, lyr. Johnny Mercer)

Comes Love - Bbm (1939 Sam H. Stept)

Could I Have This Dance - A (1980 Wayland Holyfield, Bob House)

Crazy - Ab (1962 Willie Nelson)

Crazy Rhythm - Bb (1928 Irving Caesar, Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn)

Cry Me a River - Ab (starts on Fm)  (1953 Arthur Hamilton)

Dance Me to the End of Love - Fm - (1984 Leonard Cohen) 

Days of Wine and Roses - Bb (1962 Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)

Dinah - Bb (1925 Sam Lewis, Joe Young, Harry Akst)

Do Nothing ‘til You Hear From Me - C (1940 m. Duke Ellington, lyr. Bob Russell)

Don’t Explain - Am (1946 Billie Holliday, Arthur Herzog)

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - F (1942 m. Ellington in 1940, L. Bob Russell)

Don’t Know Why - Bb (2002 - Norah Jones)

Do You Know What It Means to Miss N.O. - C (Instr.) 1947 Eddie DeLange, Louis Alter)

Do You Miss New York? - F (early ‘60’s - Dave Frishberg)

Dream - Eb (1944 Johnny Mercer)

Dream a Little Dream of Me - Bb (1930 Lyr.Gus Kahn, Mus.Schwandt/Andree)

Easter Parade - C (1933 Irving Berlin)

East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) - C  (1934 Brooks Bowman)

*Everybody’s Talkin’ - G (Fred Neil - Nilsson hit ’69 - theme Midnight Cowboy)

Everything I’ve Got Belongs to You - Ab (1942 Rodgers & Hart)

Fascinatin’ Rhythm - Ab (1924 George & Ira Gershwin) 

Fever - Gm-Abm-Am (1956 John Davenport and Eddie Cooley)

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover - G - Paul Simon

Fine & Mellow - Eb (1940 Billie Holiday)

Fly Me to the Moon - F (1954 Bart Howard)

For Me and My Gal - Bb (1917 George W. Meyer, Edgar Leslie, E. Ray Goetz)

Frim Fram Sauce - Eb (1946 Joe Recardel, Redd Evans, Nat "King" Cole Trio)

Gentle On My Mind - G (1967 John Hartford, a Glen Campbell hit)

Georgia On My Mind - Ab (1929 Lyr. Stuart Gorrell, Mus. Hoagy Carmichael)

Girl From Ipanema - C (1963 M. Antonio Carlos Jobim, Eng. L. Norman Gimbel)

Good Morning Heartache - Gm (1946 Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake)

Goody, Goody - Eb (1936 m. Matty Malneck, lyr. Johnny Mercer)

Gypsy in My Soul - Gm (1937 Clay Boland, Moe Jaffe)

(The Gang That Sang) Heart of My Heart - C (1926 Ben Ryan)

*Hernando’s Hideaway - Dm (1954 Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, from “Pajama Game”)

Hey Good-Lookin’ - F (1951 Hank Williams)

Hey There - Ab (1954 Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)

Honeysuckle Rose - Ab (1928 Fats Waller, Andy Razaf)

Hot Nuts (You Buy 'Em From the Peanut Man) - Bb (1930's Lil Johnson)

How Deep Is The Ocean? - Ab (starts on Fm) (1932 Irving Berlin)

How Much/Doggie/Window? - G (1952 Bob Merrill)

I Can’t Get Started - F (1936 m. Vernon Duke, lyr. Ira Gershwin)

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love - Bb (1928 Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)       

I Could Write a Book - C (1940 Rodgers and Hart)

I Don’t Know Enough About You - C  (lyr. Peggy Lee, m. Dave Barbour)

I Fall to Pieces - A (1961 Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard)

If I Can't Sell It (I'll Keep Sittin' On It) - Ab (1930's Fats Waller, Andy Razaf) 

If I Had You - C (1928 Irving King, Ted Shapiro)

*If I Only Had a Brain - A (1939 Harold Arlen)

If I Were a Bell - Bb (1950 Frank Loesser from the musical "Guys and Dolls")

If You’se (You’re) a Viper -  C (1936 Stuff Smith)

*I Get Ideas - F (m. 1927 Julio Sanders, lyr. 1951, Dorcas Cochran)

I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Eb (1954 George Cory & Douglass Cross)

I’ll Be Seeing You - Ab (1944 Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)

I’ll See You In My Dreams - G (1924 Isham Jones, Gus Kahn)

*I’m An Old Cowhand - G (1936 Johnny Mercer)

I’m Beginning to See the Light - C (1945 Don George, Johnny Hodges, D. Ellington, Harry James)

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down & Write/Letter - Eb (1935 Joe Young, Fred Ahlert) 

I’m Hip - C (early ‘60’s Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg)

*I’m So Lonesome, I Could Cry - Bb (1949 Hank Williams)

In The Mood - F (1937 Joe Garland, Andy Razaf, based on a G. Miller arr’ment)

I Remember You - C (1942 Lyr. Mercer, Mus. Schertzinger)

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby? - C (starts on Am) (1944 Louis Jordan) 

It Don’t Mean a Thing - Gm (1931 Duke Ellington)

It Had To Be You - C (1924 Isham Jones, Gus Kahn)

It's My Party - F (1963 John Gluck, Wally Gold and Herb Weiner, lyrics Seymour Gottlieb)

I Thought About You - Ab (1939 Jimmy Van Heusen)

I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart - D (1935 Patsy Montana)

I Will Stay the Way I Am - Abm (unknown) 

I Wish I Were in Love Again - Db (1937 Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)

I Wish You Love - Bb (1946 Leo Chauliac, English translation Charles Trenet)

*Jack, I’m Mellow - Eb (1938 Trixie Smith)

Jamaica Farewell - F (Lord Burgess aka Irving Burgie, based on a trad. song)
Jambalaya - E (1952 Hank Williams)

Jersey Bounce - D (1942 m. Tiny Bradshaw, Eddie Johnson, Bobby Player, lyr. Buddy Feyne)

Just In Time - Eb (1956 Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolphe Green)

Just The Way You Look Tonight - F (1936 Dorothy Fields, Mus. J. Kern)

Kansas City - F (1952 Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)

King of the Road - E to F 1964 Roger Miller)

Killer Joe - C (1954 Benny Golson)

Lady is a Tramp, The - F (1937 Rogers & Hart "Babes in Arms")

Let Me Call You Sweetheart - Eb (1910 m. Leo Friedman, L. Beth Slater Whitson) 

Let Me Go, Lover - F (1954 Jenny Lou Carson & “Al Hill”, pseudonym for Fred Wise, Kathleen Twomey, Ben Weisman)

Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love - Eb (1928 Cole Porter)

Let’s Face The Music and Dance - Fm (1936 Irving Berlin)

Let’s Fall in Love - Eb (1933 Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)

Lost Mind - F  (1953 Percy Mayfield)

Lover Man - Gm (1941 Jimmy Davis, Roger “Ram” Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman)

Lullabye of Birdland - C (1952 George Shearing)

Mack the Knife - D with mods (1928 Kurt Weill, L/Bertolt Brecht "Three Penny Opera)

Makin’ Whoopee - C (1928 Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson)

Mambo Italiano - Fm (1954 Bob Merrill)

Margie - F (1920 m. Con Conrad & J. Russel Robinson, lyr. Benny Davis)

Me & My Chauffeur - F  (1930's Memphis Minnie)

Meditation - F (popular in 1962, mus. A. C. Jobim, lyr. Norman Gimbel)  

Moonglow - Bb (1933 m. Will Hudson, Irving Mills, lyr. Eddie DeLange)

Moonlight Serenade - F - Instr. (1939 mus. Glenn Miller, lyr. Mitchell Parish)

Moon River - F (1961 m. Henry Mancini, lyr. Johnny Mercer)

More - Eb (1956 m. Alex Alstone, lyr. Tom Glazer) a Perry Como hit

My Blue Heaven - Ab (1927 mus. Walter Donaldson, lyr. George Whiting)

My Buddy - Bb (1922 m. Walter Donaldson, lyr. Gus Kahn)

My Funny Valentine - A (1937 M. Richard Rodgers, lyr. Lorenz Hart)

Never On Sunday -Eb  Instrumental

New York, New York - Bb (1977 m. John Kander, lyr. Fred Ebb)

Night and Day - F (1932 Cole Porter)

Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - F (1939 Manning Sherwin, Eric Maschwitz)

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out - C  (1923 Jimmie Cox)

No Moon at All - Gm (1947 David Mann, Redd Evans)

Old Cape Cod - Bb (1957 Claire Rothrock, Milton Yakus, Allan Jeffrey)

On the Road Again - G (1980 Willie Nelson)

On the Sunny Side of the Street - F (1930 m. Jimmy McHugh, lyr. Dorothy Fields)

One Note Samba - E

Our Love Is Here to Stay - Bb (1938 George and Ira Gershwin)

Paper Moon, (It's Only A)- Ab (1933 m. H. Arlen, lyr. Billy Rose & E.Y. Harburg)

Peel Me A Grape - Gm (1952 David Frishberg)

Pennies From Heaven - C (1936 m. Arthur Johnston, lyr. Johnny Burke)

Pick Yourself Up - Ab-Bb-B-Ab (1936 Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)

Popsicle Toes - Eb (1975 Michael Franks)

Please Send Me Someone To Love - Eb (1950 Percy Mayfield)

Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)- Ab (1962 Antonio Carlos Jobim)

Ragtime Cowboy Joe - D (1912 m. Lewis F. Muir, Maurice Abrahams, lyr. Grant Clark)

Route 66 - C or Bb (1946 Bobby Troup)

Samba de Orfeu - C Instr. (late ‘60’s Luis Bonfa)

*Save the Last Dance for Me - A (1958 Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman)

Satin Doll - C (1953 Ellington, Strayhorn, Mercer)

Scotch & Soda - Ab (1958 Dave Guard of the Kingston Trio)

Sea of Love - G

Sentimental Journey - F (1944 m. Les Brown and Ben Homer, lyr. Arthur Green)

Show Me the Way to Go Home - Bb (1925 “Irving King”, James Campbell, Reginald Connelly)

Side By Side - Ab (1927 m. Harry Woods, lyr. Gus Kahn) 

Since I Fell For You - Ab (1945 Buddy Johnson)

Sing, Sing, Sing - G  Instr. (1936 Louis Prima)

Slow Boat to China - Eb (1948 Frank Loesser) 

Smile - Bb (1936 m. Charlie Chaplain, lyr. added '54 by John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons)

*Something Stupid - E (1966 C. Carson Parks)

Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man) - Bb (1984 Stephen Sondheim)

South of the Border - G (1939 Jimmy Kennedy/Michael Carr)

Stars Fell on Alabama - Eb (1934 m. Frank Perkins, lyr. Mitchell Parish)

*Star-spangled Banner - C (1814 poem Francis Scott Key, m. John Stafford Smith 1780)

Stompin’ at the Savoy - Db - Instr. or vocal (1934 Edgar Sampson)

*Stormy Monday - A (1947 T-Bone Walker)

Stormy Weather - C (1933 Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)

Straighten Up and Fly Right - C (1944 Nat Cole)

Summertime - Bbm (1934Mus. Geo. Gershwin, Lyr. DuBose Heyward)

Sway - Gm (1953 Rhumba, Mexican composer/ bandleader Pablo Ruiz)

Sweet Georgia Brown - Bb (1925 m. Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, lyr. Kenneth Casey)

Sweetheart - C ( ‘60’s Jim Kweskin)

S’Wonderful - F  (1927 George and Ira Gershwin)

Takin’ A Chance on Love - F (1940 Mus. Vernon Duke, Lyr. Ted Fetter)

Take the “A” Train - C   Instr. (1939 Billy Strayhorn)

Tea for Two - C (1925 m. Vincent Youmans, lyr. Irving Caesar)

Tenderly - Ab (1947 Jack Lawrence, Walter Gross)

Tennessee Waltz - F (1946 Redd Stewart, Pee Wee King)

*Tequila - C  Instr. (1958 Daniel Flores, recorded by The Champs)

They Can’t Take That Away From Me - Ab (1937 George and Ira Gershwin) 

This Masquerade - Fm (1972 Leon Russell)

This Town Can't Get Over You - F - (2010-ish Henry Hipkens)

Tiny Bubbles - Bb (1967 Don Ho)

Tuxedo Junction - Bb (1939 m. Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson, Julian Dash, lyr. Buddy Feyne)

Twenty-Nine Ways - E (probably 50’s - Willie Dixon)

Two Sleepy People - Bb (1938 m. Hoagy Carmichael, lyr. Frank Loesser)

Unchain My Heart - Am - (1952 Bobby Sharp)

Undecided - Eb (1938 Sid Robins and Charlie Shavers)

Under Paris Skies - Cm (1951 Jean Andre Brun, Kim Gannon, Hubert Giraud)

The Very Thought of You - Bb

Walkin’ After Midnight - A  (1957 Alan Block, Don Hecht) 

Wave - D (1967 Jobim. He added lyrics in 1969 for Frank Sinatra)

Way Down Yonder in New Orleans - Ab (1922 m. John Turner Layton, lyr. Henry Creamer)

What a Wonderful World - Bb (1968 Bob Theile, George David Weiss. A Louis Armstrong hit)

Whatever Lola Wants - Bbm - (1955 Richard Adler/Jerry Ross "Damn Yankees")

What'll I Do? G (1915 Irving Berlin)

When I Fall in Love - Bb (1952 m. Victor Young, lyr. Edward Heyman)

*When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - F (1912 Chauncey Olcott & George Graff, Jr.)

When You’re Smiling - Eb (1946 Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay)

White Cliffs of Dover - F (1941 Walter Kent)

Who’s Sorry Now? - C (1923 m. Ted Snyder, lyr. Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby)

Why Don’t You Do Right? - Dm (1941 Joe McCoy orig. “Weedsmoker’s Dream”)

Willow Weep for Me - Bb (1932 Ann Ronell, a June Christy tune)

Women Be Wise - A  (Sippi Wallace - 1935)

*Yankee Doodle Boy - Bb (1904 George M. Cohan)

*You Are My Sunshine - Bb (1939 Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell)

You Belong To Me - Eb (1952 Pee Wee King, Chilton Price, Redd Stewart)

*You Don’t Know Me - F (1955 Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold)

You’re Getting To Be a Habit With Me - Bb (1932 m. Harry Warren, lyr. Al Dubin)

You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You - Bb (1944 Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, James Cavanaugh) 





1930’S - 1940’S STANDARDS               Page 1 of 4


SWING/.FOXTROT GROOVES

Ain’t Misbehavin’ - F (1929- Lyr. Andy Razaf, M. Fats Waller) 

Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do - C (1920’s - Porter Grainger) 

Ain’t She Sweet - F (1927)

All of Me - Eb (1931-Seymour Simons, Gerald Marks) 

All or Nothing at All - Dm (1930 L/Jack Lawrence M/Arthur Altman)

America the Beautiful - Eb  (Mus. 1882: Lyr.1893) 

A Nightingale Sang…Berkeley Square F (1940 Manning Sherwin,Eric Maschwitz)

As Time Goes By - F (1931-Herman Hupfeld)

Autumn Leaves - Am (1945)

Baby, I Don’t Cry Over You - Eb (Billie Holiday)

Bei Mir Bist Du Schon - Cm (1937-Sammy Cahn & Saul Chaplin)

Between The Devil...Deep Blue Sea - Ab (1932 - H. Arlen, T. Koehler)

Bill Bailey - C  (Hughie Cannon - 1902) 

Blue Skies - C (1926 - Irving Berlin) 

Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me - Am (1919 Charles McCarron) 

Bye, Bye Blackbird - Bb (1926 Lyr. Mort Dixon, Mus. Ray Henderson) 

By The Light …Silvery Moon - Eb (1909 Gus Edwards,Edward Madden) 

Carolina in the Morning - Eb (W. Donaldson - 1922) 

Chattanooga Choo Choo - F (1941 - Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) 

Cheek to Cheek - Eb (1935 Irving Berlin) 

Cold, Cold Heart - A (1951 Hank Williams) 

Come On-a My House - Bbm (Ross Bagdasarian/William Saroyan 1939, 1951 hit) SWING

Crazy Rhythm - Bb (1928 Irving Caesar,Joseph Meyer,Roger Wolfe Kahn)  

Dance Me to the End of Love - Fm (1984 Leonard Cohen) 

Days of Wine and Roses - Bb (1962 - Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) 

Dinah - Bb (1925 Sam Lewis, Joe Young, Harry Akst) 

Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me - C (1940 Ellington, Bob Russel) FOX 

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - F (1940 Ellington, Bob Russell)  

Do You Know What It Means - C (Instr.) Eddie DeLange, Louis Alter 1947 

Dream a Little Dream -Bb (1930 L/Gus Kahn, Schwandt, Andree) 

Easter Parade - C (1933 - Irving Berlin) 

East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) - C (1934) 

Everything I’ve Got Belongs to You - Ab (1942 - Rodgers & Hart) 

Fascinatin’ Rhythm - Ab (Gershwins 1924) 

Fever - Gm-Abm-Am (1956 - John Davenport and Eddie Cooley) 

Five Foot Two (Has Anybody Seen My Gal?) - F (1925)  

Fly Me to the Moon - F (1954 Bart Howard) 

Frim Fram Sauce - Eb (1946 - Joe Recardel, Redd Evans, Nat Cole Trio)  

Hey There - Ab (1954 Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)

How Deep Is The Ocean? - Ab (starts on Fm) (1932 - Irving Berlin) 

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love - Bb (1928 J. McHugh, D. Fields)        

I Could Write a Book - C (1940 - Rodgers and Hart) 

I Don’t Know Enough About You - C  (1946 Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)  

If I Had You - Eb (1928)  

If I Were a Bell - Bb  

I’ll Be Seeing You - Ab (1938 - Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal) 

*I’ll See You In My Dreams - G (1924 - Isham Jones, Gus Kahn)  

I’m Beg...See Light - C (Don George, Johnny Hodges, D.Ellington, Harry James ‘45) 

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down & Write - Eb (1935 Joe Young, Fred Ahlert) 

In The Mood - F (Glenn Miller hit - 1949)

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby? - C (starts on Am - Louis Jordan) 

It Had To Be You - C (1924)

I Thought About You - Ab (1939 - Jimmy Van Heusen) 

I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart - D (Patsy Montana1935) 

Jersey Bounce - D (1942 -m. Tiny Bradshaw, Eddie Johnson, Bobby Player, lyr. Buddy Feyne)

Just In Time - Eb (1956 Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolphe Green)

Just The Way You Look Tonight - F (1936-Dorothy Fields, Mus. J. Kern)  

Kansas City - F (1952 - Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)

King of the Road - E (Roger Miller) 

Lady is a Tramp, The - F (Rogers & Hart 1937 ) 

Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love - Eb (1928 Cole Porter) 

Let’s Fall in Love - Eb (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler 1933)  

Lost Mind - F (1953 Percy Mayfield)

Makin’ Whoopee - C (1928 Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson)  

Mack the Knife - D with mods (1928 Kurt Weill, L/Bertolt Brecht "Three Penny Opera 1928

My Blue Heaven - Ab (1927 - Walter Donaldson, George Whiting)  

New York, New York - Ab (Bb?) (1977 M/John Kander, L/Fred Ebb) 

Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - F (1939 Manning Sherwin, Eric Maschwitz) 

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out - C  (1923 Jimmie Cox)  

On the Sunny Side of the Street - F (1930 J. McHugh, D. Fields)

Our Love Is Here to Stay - Bb (1938 Gershwins)  

Paper Moon - Ab (1933 Lyr. Billy Rose & E.Y. Harburg, Mus. H. Arlen) 

Peel Me A Grape - Gm ('52 Frishberg) 

Pennies From Heaven - C (1936 A. Johnston, Johnny Burke)         

Ragtime Cowboy Joe - D (1912)

Route 66 - C or Bb (1946 - Bob Troup) 

Satin Doll - C (Ellington, Strayhorn, Mercer 1953) 

Show Me the Way to Go Home - Bb (1925)  

Side By Side - Ab (1927 Gus Kahn, Harry Woods)

Sing, Sing, Sing - G  Instr. 

Smile - Bb (1936 Charlie Chaplin) 

Slow Boat to China - Eb (1948 - Frank Loesser) 

Stars Fell on Alabama - Eb (1934 Frank Perkins)  

Stompin’ at the Savoy - Db - Instr. or vocal (1934 Edgar Sampson) FOX 

Straighten Up and Fly Right - C (1944 Nat King Cole) 

Summertime - Bbm (1935 - Mus. Geo. Gershwin, Lyr. DuBose Heyward)  

Take the “A” Train - C  Instr. 

Takin’ A Chance on Love -  F (1940 - Lyr. Ted Fetter, Mus. Vernon Duke)  

They Can’t Take That Away From Me - Ab (1935 - Gershwins) 

Tuxedo Junction - Bb (or C) (1939 Erskine Hawkins) 

Two Sleepy People - Bb (1938 m. Hoagy Carmichael, lyr. Frank Loesser)

Undecided - Eb (1938 - Sid Robins and Charlie Shavers) 

Walkin’ After Midnight - A (1957 - Alan Block, Don Hecht, Patsy Cline hit) 

When You’re Smiling-Eb (1946-Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay)  

Who’s Sorry Now? - C (1923 M/Ted Snyder, L/Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby) 

Why Don’t You Do Right? - Dm (1941 Kansas Joe McCoy) 

You’re Getting To Be a Habit - Bb (1932 Harry Warren, Al Dubin) 

You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You - Bb (1944)  


LATIN GROOVES:


BOSSA NOVA: 

A Day In the Life of a Fool - Gm Instr. aka “Black Orpheus”, “Manha de Carnaval” 1959 

Girl From Ipanema - C Jobim

Willow Weep for Me - Bb (1932 - Ann Ronell) (a June Christy hit, others) 

I Remember You - C (1942-Lyr. Mercer, Mus. Schertzinger) 

S’Wonderful - F  (1927 - Gershwins) 

I Wish You Love - Bb (1946) 

Let’s Face The Music and Dance - Fm (Irving Berlin 1936) 

Wave - D (1967 Jobim)

Meditation - F (popular in 1962, mus. A. C. Jobim, lyr. Norman Gimbel) 

One-Note Samba - E

Willow Weep for Me - Bb (1932 - Ann Ronell) (a June Christy tune)


CHA CHA: 

South of the Border - G (1939 - Gene Autry, also Dino and Patsy) 

*Save the Last Dance for Me - A (Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman - The Drifters 1962) 

*Tequila - C  Instrumental (1958 rec. The Champs, written Daniel Flores) 

Sway - 

Never On Sunday -Eb  Instrumental

Tea for Two - C  


MAMBO:

Pick Yourself Up - Ab-Bb-B-Ab (1936 Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) 

Mambo Italiano - Fm (1954 Bob Merrill)


RHUMBA:

Besame Mucho - Fm (1940)

Blue Moon - Ab (1934-Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers)

More - Eb (1956 m. Alex Alstone, lyr. Tom Glazer) a Perry Como hit 

Come Rain or Come Shine - Fm (H. Arlen, J. Mercer 1946) 

Spanish Harlem 


SAMBA: 

Samba de Orfeu - C Instrumental (late ‘60’s - Luis Bonfa) SAMBA


TANGO:

Hernando’s Hideaway - Dm (1954 Jerry Ross, Richard Adler) 

Whatever Lola Wants - Bbm (1955 Richard Adler/Jerry Ross "Damn Yankees") 

I Get Ideas - F  


WALTZ 

Always - Bb (1925 Irving Berlin) 

Around the World (Harold Adamson/Victor Young 1956)

Let Me Call You Sweetheart -Eb (Lyr. Beth Slater Whitson, Mus. Leo Friedman) 

*I’m So Lonesome, I Could Cry - Bb (Hank Williams)  

Let Me Go, Lover - F (1954 Jenny Lou Carson & “Al Hill”, pseudo) 

Tenderly - Ab (1947 - Jack Lawrence, Walter Gross)

Tennessee Waltz - F (Patti Page hit 1950 - written in 1947) 

Under Paris Skies - Cm 

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - F 

My Buddy - Bb 

Allegheny Moon - Bb 

The Anniversary Song - Em 

Could I Have This Dance? - A (1997 Wayland Holyfield/Bob House) 

Moon River - F   

What'll I Do?  G 

That’s Amore - Brent


SLOW: 

At Last - F (1941 Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) 

Are You Lonesome Tonight? D (1926 M/Lou Handman, L/Roy Turk)  

Cry Me a River - Ab (starts on Fm)  (1953 Arthur Hamilton)

Georgia On My Mind- Ab (1929 L/Stuart Gorrell, M/Hoagy Carmichael) 

I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Eb (1954 George Cory, Douglass Cross) 

Lover Man - Gm (1941- Jimmy Davis, Roger “Ram” Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman)

My Funny Valentine - A (1937 M. Richard Rodgers, lyr. Lorenz Hart) 

Since I Fell For You - Ab (1945 Buddy Johnson) Lenny Welch

*Stormy Monday - A (T-Bone Walker 1947) 

Stormy Weather - C (1933 Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler. Ethel Waters hit Cott Club) 

What a Wonderful World - Bb (1968 Bob Theile, George David Weiss) SLOW

*You Don’t Know Me - F (1955 - Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold) 


POLKA:  

Clarinet Polka 


MISC. TUNES:

Hava Nagila

Hot Nuts - C (rec. 1936 by Georgia White - piano, vocals)

If I Can’t Sell it (I’ll Keep Sittin’ On It) C (Alexandria Hill, AndyRazaf. a Ruth Brown hit.)

Caravan - Fm (Juan Tizol 1937, a Duke Ellington hit) SWING


COUNTRY/LINE DANCES;

On the Road Again - G (1980 Willie Nelson)

Jambalaya - E (1952 Hank Williams)

Boot-Scootin' Boogie - E

Chantilly Lace (Jeff)


NON-DANCE TUNES;

Do You Miss New York? - F (early ‘60’s Dave Frishberg)



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