Title:Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry (Helen O’Connell)
Trumpets 1-4:C#6, A5, F#5, F#5
Trombones 1-4:B4, G#4, E4, E4
Vocal:G3 - D5 (12 steps as sung)
Arranged by:Hal Mooney
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Arthur Murray was originally a hit for Helen O'Connell in her time with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. This version is from her 1951 Capitol Records recording session and is not a transcription, but a re-score of the Hal Mooney manuscript. Our only change is to augment the brass up to 8 voices from the original 7, and to score the vocal chart 'as sung' by Helen. Everything is here, from the rubato opening, colla voce verse and the pick up into the up tempo body of the chart, where the rhythms alternate between mambo and swing. This arrangement makes a great vocal concert feature and if your singer is looking for something a bit different, this is it. There are no sax doubles and the vocal key is G throughout.