Title:St. Louis Blues (Benny Goodman)
Duration:3 mins 15 secs
Trumpets 1-4:C6, G5, E5, C4
Trombones 1-4:Bb4, G4, F4, D4
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Taken down from the original 1936 Fletcher Henderson chart for the Benny Goodman Orchestra, our transcription is faithful to the BG chart except that we have augmented the brass to 8 voices from the original 5. Although the Glenn Miller USAAF band version of St. Louis Blues is much better known, this early Goodman chart has a naive simplicity and charm that makes it not only very playable, but easy to listen to. Goodman's solos are written out in full, and we have left the Trumpet solo open to be improvised from the chords provided. The reeds are scored for CAATT and there are no doubles in the saxes.