Thursday, January 17, 2008

Vintage 1960s WORLDS' FAIREST SONGS Fake Book Pop Show!

Vintage 1960s WORLDS' FAIREST SONGS Fake Book Pop Show! - eBay (item 310015760245 end time Jan-24-08 19:42:27 PST)

This old collection of songs for musicians says, "Worlds' Fairest Songs New Improved Volume 5, Latest Show Tunes, Best Standards, Popular Foreign Songs, Limited Edition, For Professional Use Only."

The small print says, "This reference is produced as a service to the professional performing musicians and is not intended for sale at profit to others.."

It's a thick book with blue plastic binding holding 486 pages of songs. The foreign songs are Italian, Jewish, Irish, Latin, Russian, French, German and Hawaiian.

The "latest" show tunes are from the sixties, we think, judging from the list of titles (see below). The sheet music gives the basics: key, chords, single notes for the melody and lyrics. There are chord charts of 187 basic chords--one for those who read chords and one for those who don't.

To give you an idea of what the Popular Songs are, here are the titles beginning with the letter Y:
  • Yesterdays
  • You Brought a New Kind of Love
  • You Don't Know Me
  • You Don't Know What Love Is
  • You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  • You Oughta Be In Pictures
  • Young Warm and Wonderful
  • You're Getting to Be a Habit
  • You're My Thrill
  • You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
  • You Stepped Out of a Dream
  • You Took Advantage of Me
  • You've Changed
  • You Won't Be Satisfied
Better yet, here is the entire list of Broadway shows:
  • Anyone Can Whistle (2 songs)
  • Bye Bye Birdie (1)
  • Camelot (1)
  • Flower Drum Song (1)
  • Foxy (4)
  • Funny Girl (1)
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1)
  • The Girl Who Came to Supper (2)
  • Gypsy (1)
  • Hello Dolly (5)
  • High Spirits (3)
  • How to Succeed in Business (1)
  • Little (1)
  • Milk and Honey (2)
  • Mr. President (3)
  • My Fair Lady (3)
  • No Strings (5)
  • Oliver (8)
  • Stop the World (3)
  • West Side Story (1)
  • What Makes Sammy Run (6)

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UNMARKED TENOR SAX MOUTHPIECE, Ligature, Cap, New Reed! - eBay (item 310015739933 end time Jan-24-08 17:40:28 PST)

This black tenor sax mouthpiece has no maker's name and no facing number. My man prefers a number seven and this one is much brighter than that, probably a three or four. It comes with a silver ligature and black plastic mouthpiece protector.

They are lightly used. There is a barely visible chafed spot where your teeth touch. We're including a new Rico Royal 2 1/2 reed.

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