Drum Boogie


Drum Boogie was a big hit for the Gene Krupa band, featuring Irene Daye on vocals (rather than his regular Anita O'Day). We have made a couple of minor changes to the original - the reeds are now AATTB, with A1 doubling Clarinet (the GK original was A,A,T/C,T) and the brass is 4/4 (expanded from the original 4/3). This chart naturally features your drummer, and we have written the drum part to reflect Krupa's playing. You'll also need a good pianist to pull off the left hand boogie woogie stride. The opening band combo is written on Alto 1, Tenor 1, Trumpet 1 and Trombone 1. These players take the Tenor & Trumpet solos too. All of the band "backing vocals" are written on the individual parts, the vocal chart is notated "as sung" by Irene Daye and the vocal key is Eb. This is not an easy chart, but will sound fantastic when done right.

Part Number
Boogie Woogie
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Irene Daye
3 mins 5 secs
Trumpets 1-4
C6 (F6 in solo), A5, Ab5, Ab5
Trombones 1-4
G4, Gb4, Gb4, Gb4,
Vocal Ranges
Bb3 - Bb4 (1 octave, as sung)

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