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EARLY BIG AND SMALL BAND

LOUIS ARMSTRONG TRANSCRIPTIONS

BY BENT PERSSON

Here is a list of about 20 transcribed arrangements from recordings with different bands backing Louis Armstrong

Items marked in the "print" column were computer made. You will note that several arrangements require clarinets.

update 2012-11-10
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LOUIS TRANSCRIPTIONS FOR BIG BANDS
 
title composers recording/
revised stock
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AFTER YOU'VE GONE Creamer-Layton Armstrong 29 2 (3) 1 2as ts 1 tu vo   pdf 80
ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND Berlin Armstrong 37 3 (4) 2 as ts bars     vo   pdf 80
BLACK AND BLUE Razaf-Brooks-Waller Armstrong 29 2 1 2as ts   tu vo   pdf 60
BODY AND SOUL Green Armstrong 30 2 1 2as ts     vo   pdf 60
DALLAS BLUES Garret-Ward Russel 29 3 1 2as ts 3   vo   pdf 60
HOAGY CARMICHAEL MEDLEY:
My Sweet
Lyin' To Myself
Moon Country
Jubilee
Carmichael excerpts Armstrong 30 36 38rev (MC own) 3 2 2as ts bars 3 tu/sb vo   pdf 90
I AIN'T GOT NOBODY
non vocal
Williams-Graham-Peyton Russel 29 3 1 (2) 2as ts 3   vo   pdf 60
I GOT RHYTHM Gershwin Armstrong 31 2 (3) 1 (2) 2as (ss) ts 3 g     pdf 80
I'M A DING DONG DADDY FROM DUMAS Baxter Armstrong 30 2 (3) 1 as ts bars 1 tu vo   pdf 70
I'M IN THE MARKET FOR YOU Hanley-McCarthy Armstrong 30 2 (3) 1 (2) 2as ts 3 tu g vo   pdf 60
INDIAN CRADLE SONG Wayne-Kahn Armstrong 30 2 (3) 1 (2) 2as ts 3 tu g vo   pdf 80
JUST A GIGOLO Casucci-Caesar Armstrong 31 3 1 2as ts 3 tu p vo pr pdf 60
LITTLE BY LITTLE B Dolan-W O'Keefe Armstrong 29 unissued 2 1 2as ts 2 tu p vo     80
LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME C Conrad -S Mitchell Armstrong 29 unissued 3 1 2as ts 1 tu p vo pr pdf 80
ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET Fields-McHugh Armstrong 33 in Stockholm 3 1 (2) 2as ts bars     vo   pdf 50
ROCKING CHAIR Carmichael Russel 29 3 1 (2) 2as ts     vo2   pdf 60
SKELETON IN THE CLOSET Johnston-Burke Armstrong 36 film 4 2 2as ts bcl 2   vo pr pdf 90
*SO LITTLE TIME Hill-De Rose Armstrong 38 3 2 2as ts 1   vo   pdf 60
SWEET SAVANNAH SUE Razaf-Waller-Brooks Armstrong 29 2 1 2as ts   tu p vo   pdf 70
SYMPHONIC RAPS Stevens-Abrams Armstrong 28 2 (3) 1 2as ts   tu p     pdf 80
THANKS A MILLION Johnston-Kahn Armstrong 35 4 2 2as ts bar   sb vo   pdf 70
THAT RHYTHM MAN Razaf-Waller-Brooks Armstrong 29 2 (3) 1 2as ts 1 tu p vo   pdf 70
THAT'S MY HOME René-René-Ellison Armstrong 32 3 1 (2) 2as ts   tu bells vo pr pdf 70
WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME Ahlert-Turk Armstrong 31 2 (3) 1 as ts bars     vo   pdf 70
WHEN IT'S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH René-René-Muse Armstrong 41 4 3 2as ts bars     (vo)   pdf 70
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN trad Armstrong 38 2 (4) 1 2as ts   sb vo   pdf 60
WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE Swan Armstrong 31 2 1 2as ts 3 sb vo   pdf 70
WILL YOU WON'T YOU BE MY BABY Quicksell-Nesbitt Armstrong 34 3 1 2as ts   (tu)/sb     pdf 40


*co-transcriber: Peter Lind

the original arrangements were usually made by members of the band - often Luis Russel
My Louis Armstrong Medley for Military Band including Alexander's Ragtime Band/When It's Sleepy Time Down South/Jubilee was performed by Arméns Musikkår Oct 26-28 2001 at Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

Armstrong transcriptions (reduced) for small bands
title composers recording/
reduced
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SO LITTLE TIME Hill-De Rose Armstrong 38 red 1 1 as ts 1   vo     50
SOME SWEET DAY Jackson Armstrong 33 red 1 1 as ts     vo     40
ST JAMES INFIRMARY trad. (Primrose - i e Mills) Armstrong 28 1 1 as ts 1   vo     40
 
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Arrangements for small bands
title composers recording/
reduced
tp tb sax cl rhythm vo print pdf
I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES Arlen-Koehler for MS 83 1 1 as ts   sb vo     50
SOMEDAY YOU'LL BE SORRY Armstrong   1 1   3         30


Armstrong 50 Hot Choruses of 1927 arranged for big bands
title composers recording/
revised stock
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CAFE CAPERS Stitzel Elgar's Creole Orch 26 2 1 ss as ts bsx   tu     pdf 70
MOBILE BLUES Rose-Short 24 2 1 ssx3 as ts bsx 1 tu     pdf 60
SLIPPERY ELM Senter 25 2 1 ss as ts bsx   tu     pdf 60
SPANISH SHAWL Meyers-Schoebel 25 2 1 ss as ts bsx   tu     pdf 70
STOMP YOUR STUFF Krentz Ray Miller 26 1 1 ss as   tu     pdf 60
TAMPEEKOE Panico-Schoebel N O Owls 26 2 1 ss as ts bsx   tu     pdf 60

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