Title:Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby (Original chart)
Duration:4 mins 30 secs
Trumpets 1-4:C6, Bb5, G5, Eb5
Trombones 1-4:Bb4, Gb4, Gb4, Gb4
Vocal:Ab3 - Ab4
Arranged by:Myles Collins
Description:Fans of Louis Jordan will instantly recognize this title, and our arrangement is equally singable by most male or female singers. The rhythm section starts it off, and the trumpets blow the dirty 'wah-wah' phrase using plungers, and introduce the vocal. A 16 bar vocal verse and 32 bar chorus leads to sectional 8 bar pieces, saxes, trumpets and trombones, and, well. . . . If any of you have listened to Joe Jackson and his Jumping Jive - this is the full big band treatment! Vocal key is Db and vocal range is from Ab below, to Ab above middle C.