Arranger SCHOEN, VIC
Composer PORTER, COLE
Voicing/Instrument JAZZ ENSEMBLE W/VOCAL
Publisher JAZZ LINES DISTRIBUTION
Western Swing, Male Vocal/SSA w/BB
Vic Schoen's arrangement of the Cole Porter classic Don't Fence Me In became a huge hit for Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters in 1944. Supposedly Crosby went into the studio on July 25, 1944 having not previously seen or heard this song and within 30 minutes, he and the Andrews Sisters had made the recording, which later sold over a million copies and topped the Billboard charts for eight weeks in 1944-45. This is not a difficult arrangement from an instrumental point of view. But, similar to other Andrews Sisters arrangements, the hard part will be recreating the Andrews Sisters sound of the vocal trio with a solo male vocalist. Tenor 1 is on clarinet throughout.