Arranger GLASSCOCK, ALAN/COLLINS, MYLES
Composer WARREN, HARRY
Voicing/Instrument JAZZ ENS W/VOCAL
Publisher JAZZ LINES DISTRIBUTION
Swing, Vocal Feature
Here is the extended version of I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo, made famous by the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the film Orchestra Wives. This chart differs significantly from the studio recorded version, and has a full chorus band intro, an interlude leading to the vocals, an extra band bridge into a vocal reprise, plus an added 24-bar band section to close. At five and a half minutes long, it's a showstopper. The arrangement is scored for male vocalist plus a backing group of 5--ideally girl, 3 tenors and baritone, and in the Saxes, Alto 2 and Tenor 1 both double Clarinets. The Tenor solo is written on the 2nd Tenor part and also cross-cued on the male vocal part. The vocal whistling in the interlude is cued on the Piano part, and the opening Trumpet solo is written out in full.
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