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Male Gigsville Backing Track Downloads

MALE general, pop, soul, MOR and easy listening tracks in Alphabetical order or use the Search box.

Male Gigsville Backing Track Downloads
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THE WONDER OF YOU key Eb 2:38
4 bar intro and vocal in at 12 seconds, continue through, electric guitar solo at 1:40, vocal back in at 2:00 with "I guess I'll never know.....the reason why....,", continue through and big finish.

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GM574. THE WONDER OF YOU - Eb
key - Eb - range - Bb to C (optional Eb last note, big finish)
The massive Elvis Presley hit in a big arrangement with the typical 12/8 feel.
Same arrangement as GM573 except a full tone lower.

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THE WONDER OF YOU key F 2:38
4 bar intro and vocal in at 12 seconds, continue through, electric guitar solo at 1:40, vocal back in at 2:00 with "I guess I'll never know.... the reason why....", continue through and big finish.

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GM573. THE WONDER OF YOU - F
key - F - range - C to D (optional F last note, big finish)
The massive Elvis Presley hit in a big arrangement with the typical 12/8 feel.

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THERE'S A KIND OF HUSH key Ab 2:48
4 bar intro and vocal in at 6 secs, continue thru as per the Herman's Hermits version and finish.

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GM328. THERE'S A KIND OF HUSH
key - Ab - range - C to Db
Arrangement loosely based on the original Herman's Hermits version, but in a lower key.

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THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING key C 2:42
8 bar intro, vocal in at 11 seconds, continue through as per the original Nancy Sinatra version, same form with a definite ending.

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GM516. THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING - C
key - C - range - C to C
Very similar arrangement to the original Nancy Sinatra version, with full brass lines included (not on the intro and verse demo).
Same arrangement as GF264 except 2 full tones lower.

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THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING key D 2:42
8 bar intro, vocal in at 11 seconds, continue through as per the original Nancy Sinatra version, same form with a definite ending.

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GM517. THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING - D
key - D - range - D to D
Very similar arrangement to the original Nancy Sinatra version, with full brass lines included (not on the intro and verse demo).
Same arrangement as GF264 except 1 full tone lower.

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THIS IS MY LIFE key Cm / C to Db 4:18
5 bar intro, vocal in at 15 secs, vocal thru all the way with a key change and slight rall for the last section of the chorus, finish as per the Bassey versions.

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key - Cm to C (chorus) then Db (last chorus) - range - D to F
Great arrangement of the Shirley Bassey hit, in a male key!
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THIS IS MY LIFE version 2 key Cm, C to Db 3:56
As per Malcolm Roberts version.

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GM358. THIS IS MY LIFE version 2
key - Cm, C for the chorus and a key change to Db - range - D to F (optional Ab)
Great tune that scored a massive hit for Shirley Bassey.
This arrangement is based on the Malcolm Roberts version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBMdjIlsmjM

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THIS IS MY SONG key D to Eb 2:37
As per the Jerry Vale version.

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GM359. THIS IS MY SONG
key D to Eb - range - E to F
Very lovely version of the Petula Clark hit, written by Charlie Chaplin. The arrangement is based on the Jerry Vale version and doesn't include the verse, only the main theme. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6owm3fG_Io

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THIS IS THE MOMENT key Eb to E 3:49
3 bar intro ; vocal thru - this is the short version - verse and straight into the bridge section ( "for all these years..."); continue ; key change for last verse ; big finish. Track has smooth ralls and kick phrases in certain parts - easy to catch.

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GM73. THIS IS THE MOMENT
key - Eb to E - range - Bb to G ( big range - suit high male range).
Hugely popular show tune . Every cabaret and solo act does it ; you've heard it a hundred times ; but check out this fabulously cool and different version - new feel ; subtle, tasty chord changes and quality samples used - it does pay to be different!

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THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND keys D to E 2:46
Loosely based on the Lee Greenwood version, including the key change, but 2 1/2 tones down from the original key.

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GM376. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND - D to E
key - D to E - range - C# to E
Cool arrangement of this Patriotic song, based on the Lee Greenwood version but in a much lower key!
 

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THIS OLD HEART OF MINE key D 4:12
8 bar intro and vocal in at 15 seconds, continue through as per the Rod Stewart version form.

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GM677. THIS OLD HEART OF MINE - D
key - D - vocal range - D to D
Based on the Rod Stewart version of the Isley Brothers classic, in a typical male range.
Same arrangement as GM676 except a full tone lower.

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THIS OLD HEART OF MINE key E 4:12
8 bar intro and vocal in at 15 seconds, continue through as per the Rod Stewart version form.

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GM676. THIS OLD HEART OF MINE - E
key - E - vocal range - E to E
Based on the Rod Stewart version of the Isley Brothers classic, in a typical male range.

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THIS OLD HOUSE key Eb 2:25
8 bar intro ; vocal thru verse and chorus and straight into next verse and chorus; very short 8 bar violin break; vocal back in for verse and chorus; repeat "Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer, he's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints"... and big finish!

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GM109. THIS OLD HOUSE - Eb
key - Eb - range - C to Eb
This version is loosely based on the Boxcar Willie version  - very "country" and pretty bright in tempo - but it works!

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THIS THING OF OURS key F & Ab 3:32
Piano and string intro and vocal in at 19 secs, same form as the Ray Price version.

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GM315. THIS THING OF OURS
key - F to Ab and back to F - original key
Very lovely Ray Price song, from his last album.

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THUNDER ROAD key F 5:28
Based on classic 1975 Bruce Springsteen live version, same form and key. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O3MO2y30fU

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GM650. THUNDER ROAD
key - F - vocal range - original key
Bruce Springsteen is known for his incredible concerts and this is based on the definitive live 1975 version of his song Thunder Road.

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TICKET TO RIDE key Eb 3:12
4 bar intro; vocal thru as per the Beatles version - no solo - vocal back to "I don't know why she's riding so high"; continue; optional falsetto end or ad lib and finish.

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GM101 TICKET TO RIDE - Eb
key - Eb - range - Bb to Db (optional Ab falsetto ending!)
Fresh arrangement of the Beatles hit, in an easy key.

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TICKET TO RIDE groove key F 3:46
4 bar intro, vocal in at 10 secs and continue thru the song and go back to " I don't know why she's riding so high.." at 2:21 and continue, then a piano solo from 2:43 to 3:01 and vocal back in with "she's got a ticket to ride......" ,continue and ad lib the ending and finish.

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key - F - range - C to Eb (optional F)
Fantastic groove arrangement based on Brazilian singer Tiago Lorc's take on the Beatles hit, just a tad slower.
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TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE key E 2:26
8 bar intro; same format as original except definite ending and stays in tempo all the way!!!

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GM110. TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE - E
key - E - range - C# to E
Nice arrangement of the old DAWN 70's hit.

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TILL key Db 3:24
4 bar intro and vocal in at 13 seconds, vocal through - no solo, at 2:02 go back to "you are my reason to live...", continue and slight pause at 2:44 and sing "til then I'm.. yours (2:48).... be (2:52) mine..." - it all falls into place.

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GM665. TILL - Db Piano
key - Db - vocal range - A to Eb
Wonderful big ballad that scored a huge hit for Tom Jones, covered by Engelbert Humperdinck and many others. Here's a piano only arrangement in a typical male key. Same arrangement as GM664 except a full tone lower.

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TILL key Eb 3:24
4 bar intro and vocal in at 13 seconds, vocal through - no solo, at 2:02 go back to "you are my reason to live...", continue and slight pause at 2:44 and sing "til then I'm.. yours (2:48).... be (2:52) mine..." - it all falls into place.

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GM664. TILL - Eb Piano
key - Eb - vocal range - B to F
Wonderful big ballad that scored a huge hit for Tom Jones, covered by Engelbert Humperdinck and many others. Here's a piano only arrangement in a typical male key.

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TIME IN A BOTTLE key Dm (and D major) 2:46
8 bar intro and vocal in at 16 seconds, vocal through as per the Jim Croce form, in the original key.

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GM485. TIME IN A BOTTLE - Dm
key - Dm (and D major) - range - A to C
Gorgeous orchestral arrangement of the Jim Croce hit from 1973.

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TIME IN A BOTTLE key Em (and E major) 2:46
8 bar intro and vocal in at 16 seconds, vocal through as per the Jim Croce form.

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GM486. TIME IN A BOTTLE - Em
key - Em (and E major) - range - B to D
Gorgeous orchestral arrangement of the Jim Croce hit from 1973.
Same arrangement as GM485 except a full tone higher.

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TIME WON'T LET ME key A 3:10
bar drum fill and 8 bar intro, vocal in at 14 secs, continue thru as per the original form with a definite ending.

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GM311. TIME WON'T LET ME - A
key - A - range - A to F# (optional G#) original key
Big hit in the US for The Outsiders back in 1966.

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TIME WON'T LET ME key F 3:10
1 bar drum fill and 8 bar intro, vocal in at 14 secs, continue thru as per the original form with a definite ending.

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GM312. TIME WON'T LET ME - F
key - F - range -F to D (optional E)
Big hit in the US for The Outsiders back in 1966 - 2 full tones down from the original.

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TO LOVE SOMEBODY key G 3:28
4 bar intro; vocal thru all the way; repeat the chorus and rall the last line and finish.

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GM141. TO LOVE SOMEBODY - G
key - G - range - D to E (optional G)
Great Livetrak version of this cool Bee Gees song.

 

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TO MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE key Eb 3:47
8 bar intro; vocal thru; short piano solo; vocal back in at "the storms are raging on the rolling sea.."; continue and finish.

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GM172. TO MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE - Eb
key - Eb - range - D to Eb
Lovely Livetrak arrangement of the great Bob Dylan song.
 

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TO WHERE YOU ARE key Bb 3:56
as per the Josh Groban arrangement.

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G40. TO WHERE YOU ARE
key - Bb - cover key
Awesome ballad from Josh Groban. Check out the original at www.joshgroban.com

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TOGETHER AGAIN (Janet Jackson) key Eb to Gb 3:44
8 bar intro and vocal in at 17 seconds, continue through verses and chorus with shorter 8 bar breaks after the chorus at 1:16, verses again at 1:33, 8 bar break at 2:33 and key change at 2:47 for the last verse and a double chorus at 3:04 and tight finish.

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GM613. TOGETHER AGAIN (Janet Jackson) - Eb to Gb
key - Eb to Gb - range - C to F
Great pop song from 1997 that scored a massive hit for Janet Jackson. Here's a fresh arrangement for a typical Male pop range, great sounds and great bass grooves. Same arrangement as GM612 except a full tone lower.

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TOGETHER AGAIN (Janet Jackson) key F to Ab 3:44
8 bar intro and vocal in at 17 seconds, continue through verses and chorus with shorter 8 bar breaks after the chorus at 1:16, verses again at 1:33, 8 bar break at 2:33 and key change at 2:47 for the last verse and a double chorus at 3:04 and tight finish.

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GM612. TOGETHER AGAIN (Janet Jackson) - F to Ab
key - F to Ab - range - D to G
Great pop song from 1997 that scored a massive hit for Janet Jackson. Here's a fresh arrangement for a typical Male pop range, great sounds and great bass grooves.

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TOM JONES MEDLEY (IT'S NOT UNUSUAL / HELP YOURSELF)
keys A & Eb to E 4:42
8 bar intro ; vocal thru full song ; 8 bar intro to HELP YOURSELF ; thru full song ; including key change as per Tom Jones version ; rall the last line and finish.

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GM64. TOM JONES MEDLEY - demo 1
IT'S NOT UNUSUAL (key - A) HELP YOURSELF (key - Eb to E) - range - original keys.
A medley of two of Tom Jones's biggest hits. Suitable for high Male ranges.
Download the HELP YOURSELF demo below.

TOM JONES MEDLEY - 2nd part demo - HELP YOURSELF

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TOO SHY TO SAY key E 2:52
4 bar intro ; vocal thru as per - key change for reprise chorus and finish.

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GM45. TOO SHY TO SAY
key - E - (chorus in D plus key change for last chorus) - range - E to Eb.
Wonderful Stevie Wonder ballad ; given a really cool groove and stripped back piano/bass and keys. Lovely!
Also sung by Hue and Cry.

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TOUT DE TOI key A 3:47
4 bar intro (2/4 bar at bar 4); same form as the Julio Iglesias version.

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GM174. TOUT DE TOI Pianotrak
key - A - range - E to E
French hit for Julio Iglesias. Arranged for piano only and in a higher key; the original is in F.
 

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TRACES key C to Db 3:06
same form as the original with a definite finish.

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GM159. TRACES - C to Db
key - C to Db - range - B to Eb
Huge hit for the Classics IV - note - this version is a full tone down from the original.

 

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TURN AROUND LOOK AT ME key Ab 3:01
4 bar intro and vocal in at 18 secs - same form as the Glen Campbell version, except in a lower key.

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GM237. TURN AROUND LOOK AT ME
key - Ab - range - F (below middle C) to Eb (optional F top note) (huge range!) suitable for lower range male
Lovely song that scored a hit for Glen Campbell. Fresh arrangement in a much lower key.

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TURN BACK THE PAGES key E 4:10
Same form and original key as the Stephen Stills "Stills"album version.

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GM587. TURN BACK THE PAGES
key - E - range - original key and range
Superb version based on the original Stephen Stills album version from 1975.
 

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TURN OUT THE LAMPLIGHT key Eb 4:10
As per George Benson version from the "GIVE ME THE NIGHT" album.

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SM22. TURN OUT THE LAMPLIGHT
key - Eb - range - Bb to F
wonderful ballad from the George Benson album " Give Me The Night".
Livetrak arrangement.

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TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND - key - C 3:24
8 bar intro ; as per Benson version. 4 bars break ; repeat Chorus twice ; at the very end after the push/stab -sing "TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND " and finish.

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SM11. TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND
key - C -range - F to A - high male key; also suitable for low female range.
George Benson classic!!!

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TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND key Bb 3:38
8 bar intro, vocal in at 20 secs, continue thru - 4 bar break leading into the 2nd verse and vocal back in at 1:35, continue thru the original form and finish!

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GM332. TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND - Bb
key - Bb - range - Eb to G
Livetrak version of the classic George Benson hit! A full tone down from the original key.

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TURNING TABLES key Gm 4:02
Same form as the Adele version, in a male key.

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GM368. TURNING TABLES - Gm
key - Gm - range - G to G
The Adele song, in a male key.

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TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY key A 2:42
form basically as per the original; sax solo; verse; chorus TWICE and finish.
ORIGINAL KEY.

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GM120. TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY - A
key - A - range - A to F#
Sam Cooke gem in the original key.

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TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY key F 2:42

Twistin’ the night away backing track is a wonderfully played song and my version is formed basically as the original, sax solo, verse, chorus twice and the finish. The arrangement of this version is in a lower key like the Sam Cooke version.

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GM119. TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY - F
key - F - range - F to D

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GM244 UNBREAK MY HEART key Am (chorus goes to Cm) 4:08
8 bar intro, vocal in at 16 secs, continue thru the song - the solo break is a tad longer than the original version - starts at 2:22 and ends at 2:36, vocal back in and continue thru and ad lib as per the Braxton version - end with "say you love me.....say you love me......tell me you love me.....unbreak my heart......".

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GM244. UNBREAK MY HEART - Am
key - Am - range - C to G (optional Bb falsetto!)
Uptempo Livetrak arrangement of the Toni Braxton hit. It really has a massive range, but you can get away with keeping to the main Chorus theme and not going for the massive ending that Ms Braxton goes for.
Suitable also for lower female ranges (but you'll need to be in your boots for the bottom notes and then up on your toes for the higher notes).

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UNCHAINED MELODY - key Bb 4:04
4 bar intro ; vocal in ; same format as original just different feel.

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SM7. UNCHAINED MELODY
Nice; fresh; moody version of bland song.
key - Bb - range - D to F

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UNCHAINED MELODY key C 3:47
2 bar intro; vocal thru all the way and finish.

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GM156. UNCHAINED MELODY - C
key - C - range - E to G (higher male range)
Livetrak arrangement of this popular song.

 

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK key D 2:39
4 bar intro and vocal in at 6 secs, continue thru as per the original, short solo at 1:45 and vocal back in at 1:58, chorus at 2:14 and finish.

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GM234. UNDER THE BOARDWALK
key - D - range - A to D (optional F#)
Great arrangement of this classic Drifters song, in a more manageable male key.

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK key C 3:09
4 bar intro and vocal in at 8 seconds, vocal through the song, trumpet solo at 2:02, vocal back in at 2:19 with "under the boardwalk.. down by the sea...", continue through the chorus and finish with "boardwalk... boardwalk"

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GM631. UNDER THE BOARDWALK - C
key - C - range - G to C (optional E)
Laidback latin MOR arrangement of the Drifters classic, covered by everyone, in a more manageable male key.
Same arrangement as GM630 except a full tone lower.

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK key D 3:09
4 bar intro and vocal in at 8 seconds, vocal through the song, trumpet solo at 2:02, vocal back in at 2:19 with "under the boardwalk.. down by the sea...", continue through the chorus and finish with "boardwalk... boardwalk"

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GM630. UNDER THE BOARDWALK - D version 2
key - D - range - A to D (optional F#)
Laidback latin MOR arrangement of the Drifters classic, covered by everyone, in a more manageable male key.
 

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UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME key Ab 4:30
Same form as the Bobby Caldwell version, except a full tone lower.

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GM306. UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME - Ab
key - Ab - range - Ab to Ab (suit higher male ranges)
Same version as Gm305 but a full tone lower.

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UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME key Bb 4:29
Same form as the Bobby Caldwell version.

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GM305. UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME - Bb
key - Bb - range - Bb to Bb (suit really high male!)
Cool arrangement, based on the Bobby Caldwell version of this soul classic, same form with ad libs, in his key.

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UP THE JUNCTION key E 3:16
Same form and key as the original SQUEEZE version.

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GM348. UP THE JUNCTION
key - E - ORIGINAL KEY
SQUEEZE (the band) song. The track is based on the original version and form but doesn't have any guitars included at all so is perfect for a guitarist and singer!

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VENUS key C 2:34
Based on the same form as the Frankie Avalon version.

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GM106. VENUS
key - C - range - C to E
Frankie Avalon hit with a cool melody.

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VINCENT key F 5:23
piano intro and vocal in at 22 seconds, continue through, 2nd verse in at 1:43, at 2:59 "for they could not love you...", continue through, at 3:29 "this world was never meant for one..",  3rd verse in at 3:42 (more intimate sounding), continue through and finish.

GM569. VINCENT - F
key - F - range - C to D
Stunning arrangement of the Don McLean classic. Very open and rubato but very easy to catch if you know the song well. Stunning string pads and evolving top end string lines really add a uniqueness to this wonderful song, and the piano voicings really shine! Same arrangement as GM568 except a full tone lower.

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VINCENT key G 5:23
piano intro and vocal in at 22 seconds, continue through, 2nd verse in at 1:43, at 2:59 "for they could not love you...", continue through, at 3:29 "this world was never meant for one..",  3rd verse in at 3:42 (more intimate sounding), continue through and finish.

GM568. VINCENT - G
key - G - range - D to E
Stunning arrangement of the Don McLean classic. Very open and rubato but very easy to catch if you know the song well. Stunning string pads and evolving top end string lines really add a uniqueness to this wonderful song, and the piano voicings really shine!

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WALK ON BY key Bbm 2:54
4 bar intro, vocal in at 11 seconds, vocal through verse and chorus, 2nd verse and chorus in at 1:01, brass break at 1:51, vocal back in at 2:05 with the chorus, continue through, no extended vocal ad libs and finish on Fmaj7.

GM557. WALK ON BY - Bbm
key - Bbm - range - Bb to Eb
Cool new arrangement of the classic Burt Bacharach and Hal David song, scored a massive hit for Dionne Warwick. Different vibe in the arrangement, more funkiness, nice 80's inspired electric pianos, cool brass licks and an upfront kit.
Same arrangement as GM556 except a full tone lower.

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WALK ON BY key Cm 2:54
4 bar intro, vocal in at 11 seconds, vocal through verse and chorus, 2nd verse and chorus in at 1:01, brass break at 1:51, vocal back in at 2:05 with the chorus, continue through, no extended vocal ad libs and finish on Fmaj7.

GM556. WALK ON BY - Cm
key - Cm - range - C to F
Cool new arrangement of the classic Burt Bacharach and Hal David song, scored a massive hit for Dionne Warwick. Different vibe in the arrangement, more funkiness, nice 80's inspired electric pianos, cool brass licks and an upfront kit.

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WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS  key E to F 2:27
Guitar strum and vocal in right away at 1 sec with the verse, tempo kick in at 15 secs and continue thru as per the song form, KEY CHANGE to F at 1:54 and vocal back in with the last verse, repeat " I shared with you" 3 times and finish.

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GM251. WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS
key - E to F - range - C# to F
Cool arrangement of the Helen Shapiro hit, in a male key!

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WASN'T IT GOOD key Eb 4:22
5 bar intro and vocal in at 21 seconds, continue through as per the Tina Arena original form. At 3:36 the 4 bar groove section repeats twice and finishes on Dm.

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GM585. WASN'T IT GOOD - Eb Pianotrak
key - Eb - range - Bb to Eb
Stunning ballad from Tina Arena's 1994 Don't Ask album. (Different piano arrangement from GF306).
Same arrangement as GM584 except a full tone lower.

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WASN'T IT GOOD key F 4:22
5 bar intro and vocal in at 21 seconds, continue through as per the Tina Arena original form. At 3:36 the 4 bar groove section repeats twice and finishes on Dm.

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GM584. WASN'T IT GOOD - F Pianotrak
key - F - range - C to F
Stunning ballad from Tina Arena's 1994 Don't Ask album. (Different piano arrangement from GF306).
 

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WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS key C 2:48
Piano arpeggio and vocal in at 3 seconds, continue through as per the Freddie Fender form, electric guitar solo at 1:30, vocal back in at 1:53 with "don't you remember the day...", continue through and finish.

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GM488.
WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS - C
key - C - range - B to D
The Freddie Fender hit in a similar arrangement (with a guitar solo replacing the original synth solo), a full tone lower than the original version. Same arrangement as GM487 except a full tone lower.

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WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS key D 2:48
Piano arpeggio and vocal in at 3 seconds, continue through as per the Freddie Fender form, electric guitar solo at 1:30, vocal back in at 1:53 with "don't you remember the day...", continue through and finish.

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GM487.
WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS - D
key - D - range - C# to E
The Freddie Fender hit in a similar arrangement (with a guitar solo replacing the original synth solo), a full tone lower than the original version.

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WATCHING THE RIVER RUN key G 3:31
original key, form and similar arrangement.

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GM409. WATCHING THE RIVER RUN
key - G - range - D to E
Loggins and Messina song from their 1973 album "Full Sail".

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WATERLOO SUNSET key Db 3:32
8 bar intro and vocal in at 16 seconds, vocal through all the way, from 3:03 sing "waterloo sunset's fine" four times and finish.

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GM490. WATERLOO SUNSET - Db
key - Db - range - Ab to F (big range)
The Kinks hit, loosely based on the 1996 Cathy Dennis version.
Same arrangement as GM489 except a tone and a half lower.
 

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WATERLOO SUNSET key E 3:32
8 bar intro and vocal in at 16 seconds, vocal through all the way, from 3:03 sing "waterloo sunset's fine" four times and finish.

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GM489. WATERLOO SUNSET - E
key - E - range - B to G# (big range)
The Kinks hit, in the original key but loosely based on the 1996 Cathy Dennis version.

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WE CAN BE KIND key C to Db 4:42
8 bar intro and vocal in at 19 seconds, continue through as per the Nancy LaMott form.

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GM722. WE CAN BE KIND - C to Db Piano
key - C to Db - vocal range - A to Eb
Gorgeous song from David Friedman, with a superb version by Nancy LaMott.
Here's a wonderful piano only arrangement in a typical male range, key change included.
Same arrangement as GF374 except 3 semitones higher.

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WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE key Bb 4:21
8 bar intro and vocal in at 18 seconds, vocal through as per the original Cliff Richards version with a definite ending.

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GM701. WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE - Bb
key - Bb - vocal range - F to G (optional A and D falsetto!)
Wonderful hit for Cliff Richards back in the late 70's and here's an arrangement that keeps pretty much to the original version.
Same arrangement as GM700 except a full tone lower.

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WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE key C 4:21
8 bar intro and vocal in at 18 seconds, vocal through as per the original Cliff Richards version, original key and a definite ending.

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GM700. WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE - C
key - C - vocal range - G to A (optional B and E falsetto!)
Wonderful hit for Cliff Richards back in the late 70's and here's an arrangement that keeps pretty much to the original version.

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WE'RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER key Bb to C 3:37
4 bar intro, vocal in at 14 secs, continue thru, key change and sax solo at 2:03, vocal back in at 2:30, continue looping the chorus 4 times and finish.

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GM250. WE'RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER
key - Bb to C - range - (C) F to G original key
Wonderful Al Jarreau gem with a fabulous laidback groove!

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WE'VE GOT TONIGHT key A 4:18
4 bar intro and as per Bob Seger original version.

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G41. WE'VE GOT TONIGHT
key - A - cover key. High male key and also suitable for low female range
Wonderful Bob Seger hit ballad.

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WELCOME HOME key F to F# 3:44
pickup and 4 bar intro, vocal in at 9 secs, continue thru as per the original version arrangement and form.

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GM386. WELCOME HOME
key - F to F# - range - C to F
Based on the original Peters and Lee massive hit from 1973, in the original key.
 

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WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS key A 4:55
8 bar intro; verses thru 3 times with 4 bar break between each verse; organ solo in F then the 4 bar break; back to A for the last verse; repeat "everything to God in prayer" and finish.

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GM136. WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS - A
key - A - range - E to F#
Wonderfully fresh arrangement of the cool worship song - any time I've heard this it's been such a dirge!
Here's something more Bossa based with cool chord changes and a Hammond solo in F - classy yet tasteful.
 

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WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS key F 3:24
4 bar intro; vocal thru 3 verses with 4 bar breaks between each verse; no solo - repeat "everything to God in prayer" and finish.

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GM164. WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS - F
key - F - range - C to D
Wonderful version based on GM136 but in a lower key and shorter - no solo at all.
 

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD key Ab 3:06
4 bar intro and vocal in at 8 secs, continue thru the song, short organ solo at 1:42, vocal back in at 1:58 with "but I do know one and one is two..." continue thru again into bridge at 2:09, continue and finish.

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (Sam Cooke) - Ab
key - Ab - range - Eb to F
Fresh arrangement of the wonderful Sam Cooke hit, in a lower key.

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD key F 3:06

What a wonderful world backing track is a lovely song and this version is played as a 4 bar introduction and vocals in at 8 seconds, continue thru the song, short organ solo at 1:42, vocals back in at 1:58 with “but I do know one and one is two..” continue thru again bridge at 2:09, continue and finish. This has a fresh arrangement of the wonderful Sam Cooke hit in a much lower key, suitable for general male ranges.

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (Sam Cooke) - F
key - F - range - C to D
 

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD key F 2:43
2 bar intro and vocal in at 6 secs, continue thru - no solo - back to the 1st verse only -  "I see trees of green....." at 1:43 and then repeat the last line 3 times - "I think to myself.....what a wonderful world..." -  from 2:08 and ad lib the ending.

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GM217. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD reggae
key - F - range - C to D
Cool reggae arrangement of the classic Louis Armstrong hit. Loosely based on the Ziggy Marley version.

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WHAT I'VE GOT IN MIND key C 2:52
Based on the original Billie Jo Spears version form.

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GM678. WHAT I'VE GOT IN MIND - C
key - C - vocal range - C to F
Classic country hit for Billie Jo Spears in 1976. Based on the original version, in a male key!

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WHAT MORE CAN I DO key Am 4:04
Piano riff and vocal in at 2 seconds, continue through as per the Jack Savoretti official version, same form and key but piano only.

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GM544. WHAT MORE CAN I DO - Am Pianotrak
key - Am - range - A to G (the vocal doesn't need to start the octave lower as in the original version, but it still has a hefty range, so it's suitable for higher male ranges)
Big Jack Savoretti hit in 2019, great song and a great retro vibe to it. Here's a great piano only version based on the hit version form and key.

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WHAT MORE CAN I DO key Gm 4:04
Piano riff and vocal in at 2 seconds, continue through as per the Jack Savoretti official version, same form but piano only.

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GM545. WHAT MORE CAN I DO - Gm Pianotrak
key - Gm - range - G to F (the vocal doesn't need to start the octave lower as in the original version, but it still has a hefty range.)
Big Jack Savoretti hit in 2019, great song and a great retro vibe to it. Here's a great piano only version based on the hit version form. Same arrangement as GM544 except a full tone lower.

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW key A 3:53
2 bar intro and vocal in at 4 seconds with "what the world needs now.. is love.. sweet love..", continue through as per the Luther Vandross version, in the original key and without the long extended ending, no fades.

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GM596. WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW - A
key - A - range - E to F# (optional G# falsetto)
Cool arrangement, loosely based on the Luther Vandross version from his 1994 Songs album, without the vocal and drums only intro and the long extended ad lib ending. Original key.

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW key G 3:53
2 bar intro and vocal in at 4 seconds with "what the world needs now.. is love.. sweet love..", continue through as per the Luther Vandross version, without the long extended ending, no fades.

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GM597. WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW - G
key - G - range - D to E (optional F# falsetto)
Cool arrangement, loosely based on the Luther Vandross version from his 1994 Songs album, without the vocal and drums only intro and the long extended ad lib ending. Same arrangement as GM596 except a full tone lower.

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WHAT YOU WON'T DO FOR LOVE key Em 3:33
8 bar intro ; vocal thru as per - no solo - dead stop on brass lick.

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GM46 . WHAT YOU WON'T DO FOR LOVE
key - Em - range - E to G
Great Bobby Caldwell song ; given a cool "live" feel. Also sung by Peter Cox ( Go West - great singer!). check out the demo!!

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WHAT YOU WON'T DO FOR LOVE key C#m 3:50
8 bar intro and vocal in at 24 secs, continue thru, trombone solo at 2:18, vocal back in at 2:41 with "what you won't do.. you do for love..", continue and finish.

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GM299. WHAT YOU WON'T DO FOR LOVE - C#m
key - C#m - range - C# to E
Super new version of this great Bobby Caldwell song and loosely based on his version, but in a lower key.

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WHAT'S GOING ON - key E 3:38
8 bar intro ; vocal thru ; shorter solo than original ; vocal back in ; ad lib ending.

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SM16. WHAT'S GOING ON
key -E - range - E to G# (suit high male range)
Super cool version of Marvin Gaye classic.
 

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WHEN A LOVE AFFAIR IS THROUGH keys Bbm & Bb (chorus) 5:36
Piano intro and vocal in at 7 seconds with the verse, continue through similar to the Neil Sedaka version form, easy to latch onto as long as you know the song well enough.

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GM638. WHEN A LOVE AFFAIR IS THROUGH - Bbm & Bb
key - Bbm (verses) & Bb (chorus) - range - G to Db
Wonderful Neil Sedaka song from 1991, in a gorgeous arrangement. Same arrangement as GM637 except a full tone lower.

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WHEN A LOVE AFFAIR IS THROUGH keys Cm & C (chorus) 5:36
Piano intro and vocal in at 7 seconds with the verse, continue through similar to the Neil Sedaka version form, easy to latch onto as long as you know the song well enough. 2 full tones lower than the Sedaka key.

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GM637. WHEN A LOVE AFFAIR IS THROUGH - Cm & C
key - Cm (verses) & C (chorus) - range - A to Eb
Wonderful Neil Sedaka song from 1991, in a gorgeous arrangement. 2 full tones lower than the Sedaka key.

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WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN key A to Bb 4:38
4 bar intro and vocal in at 19 secs, vocal thru, key change after the bridge at 2:15 into a verse, continue as per the Michael Bolton version, although not as long a rall at the end, back into to a brighter tempo for the ad libs at the end.

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GM257. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN
key - A to Bb - range - E to G (optional Bb)
Loosely based on a Michael Bolton live version. Great song and great live sounding arrangement.
YouTube version: http://youtu.be/8wfajtmzf00

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WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN key F 3:58
4 bar intro and vocal in at 16 seconds, vocal through as per the Michael Bolton live version form - no key change after the bridge, continue through as per the youtube link form.

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GM524. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN - F
key - F - range - C to F (optional G)
Fresh version of the classic Percy Sledge song and I've only highlighted the Bolton version purely for the form of the arrangement. My version is quicker, it doesn't have a key change and is in a very manageable male key.
 

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WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY BABY key E 4:53
4 bar intro, vocal in at 24 secs, continue thru as per the Sam Moore version below..

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GM258. WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY BABY
key - E - range - B to G# (very much a "feel" song)
A soul classic from Sam and Dave. This arrangement is loosely based on the Sam Moore version from the White House Memphis Sounds Performance on Youtube - http://youtu.be/Oj_MeIijCCQ

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WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN key Db 3:03
8 bar intro and vocal in at 18 seconds with "when will I see you again...", continue through as per the original Three Degrees form -  short solo at 1:30 and vocal back in at 1:45 with "are we in love.... ", continue and at 2:02 sing the last verse again "when will I see you again.. when will our hearts be togther"..., continue and repeat the last line a few times and finish.

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GM703. WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN - Db
key - Db - vocal range - Db to F
Wonderful smash hit from the Three Degrees in an arrangement that sticks to the original version, but for a male key!
I've added an extra verse because the original version is very short and I've taken out the "ooooos,, ahahaaaa", section at the start as well. Same arrangement as GM702 except a full tone lower.

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WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN key Eb 3:03
8 bar intro and vocal in at 18 seconds with "when will I see you again...", continue through as per the original Three Degrees form -  short solo at 1:30 and vocal back in at 1:45 with "are we in love.... ", continue and at 2:02 sing the last verse again "when will I see you again.. when will our hearts be togther"..., continue and repeat the last line a few times and finish.

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GM702. WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN - Eb
key - Eb - vocal range - Eb to G
Wonderful smash hit from the Three Degrees in an arrangement that sticks to the original version, but for a male key!
I've added an extra verse because the original version is very short and I've taken out the "ooooos,, ahahaaaa", section at the start as well.

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WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN key F# 2:54
Same form as the original with a definite ending.

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GM265. WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
key - F# - range - C# to F#
Arrangement loosely based on the original Dr Hook version, in a lower key and slightly slower groove.

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WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO key F to Gb 4:49
3 bar intro and vocal in at 12 seconds, vocal through as per the Whitney Houston form (key change after the bridge section).

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GM639. WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO - F Pianotrak
key - F to Gb - range - C to F
Gorgeous piano only arrangement of the Whitney Houston ballad from her second album, in a male key.

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WHERE IS THE LOVE  key Db 2:54
8 bar intro and vocal in at 18 secs, continue thru as per the original form but with a definite ending. A full tone lower than the original.

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GM393. WHERE IS THE LOVE - Db
key - Db - range - Db to Eb (optional F)
Superb version, based on the original Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway version, but with a definite ending.
Same arrangement as GM392 except a full tone lower.

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WHERE IS THE LOVE  key Eb 2:54
8 bar intro and vocal in at 18 secs, continue thru as per the original form but with a definite ending. Original key.

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GM392. WHERE IS THE LOVE - Eb
key - Eb - range - Eb to F (optional G)
Superb version, based on the original Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway version, original key, but with a definite ending.

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WHERE IS THE LOVE? key Eb 3:08
1 bar pickup and vocal in on " where is the love....." ; where is the love......." twice then into verse and as per Will Downing/Mica Paris which is actually very similar to the original except for extra bars between verses. Easy to catch and ad lib the ending and a dead stop.

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GM53. WHERE IS THE LOVE groove version
key - Eb - range - Eb to F (optional G on the ad lib ending).
This format is based on the version covered by Will Downing and Mica Paris ; but the arrangement is all mine! Wonderful smooth jazz dance version!

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WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT key Bb 4:14
8 bar intro, vocal in at 23 secs, vocal thru, bridge at 2:10, continue, at 3:21 repeat "wherever I lay my hat...", ad lib during the 8 bar turnaround and at 3:51 sing "wherever I lay my hat.......that's my home...." - (phrase it with the keyboard pushes) and finish.

MP3 DEMO:
GM333. WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT
key - Bb - range - F to G (optional Bb!)
Great Marvin Gaye song in a fresh Livetrak arrangement! Suit higher male ranges!

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WIDE EYED AND LEGLESS key G 4:19
8 bar intro, vocal in at 19 secs, continue thru, short SAX solo (at 1.34), then the vocal comes back in at  1.49 with the chorus, continues into the next verse (at 2.24) and chorus and then a repeat of the chorus at 3.31 and then finish.

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key - G - range - G to G (suit higher range male)
Great song from Andy Fairweather Low in a cool arrangement!
Available with the Sax removed.

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WIGGLE THAT WOTSIT key Am 3:18
4 bar intro and vocal in at 9 seconds with 'wiggle that wotsit...", continue through as per the Hollies version, repeat the chorus a few times and then finish with the brass riff.

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GM476. WIGGLE THAT WOTSIT
key - Am - range - original key
The Hollies song from their 1976 album Russian Roulette. Check out the original on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AepdUN9KfRg

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WILD WORLD key C 3:20
4 bar intro and vocal in at 13 secs, vocal thru the song, 1st verse again at 1:53, into the chorus, repeat chorus at 2:44 and finish.

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GM316. WILD WORLD
key - C - range - D to E
The old Cat Stevens 70's song but in a fresh arrangement, loosely based on the Damon Castillo version and the same key...

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WILDWOOD DAYS key C to Db 2:34

The wildwood days backing track is a great song and this version starts with a 1 bar introduction and vocals through as per the Bobby Rydell version. Same key change and form. This is a great “feel good” song from Bobby Rydell, very typical of the period.

By clicking on the MP3 demo link below, it will allow you to listen to a free short demo of the version. If you like the arrangement and feel of the wildwood days backing track, click buy now. Needless to say, that Standardstrax is one of the top providers of unique backing tracking for musicians and singers.  


MP3 DEMO:
GM165. WILDWOOD DAYS
key - C to Db  - range - A to F

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WILDWOOD DAYS key B to C 2:34
same as GM165 except a semitone lower.

MP3 DEMO:
GM166. WILDWOOD DAYS - B to C
key - B to C - range - G to E
Same track as GM165; but lower key.

 

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