Walking My Baby Back Home


Transcribed from Natalie Cole's "Still Unforgettable" album, this chart is a really clever fusion of old and new, as it combines elements of Nat King Cole's original recording along with his daughters' fresher interpretation. The chart is scored for reeds to double Flutes and Clarinets in the intro (F, F, C, C, BC) though we have cued alternate sax lines here, eliminating the need for the doubles. The vocal is scored for a boy / girl duet, as per the record version. We have rated it Medium / Advanced only because the Trumpet lines are high in their range, with lead to top E and 2nd & 3rd to top C#. Aside from this it is a fairly easy chart to play down. The vocal keys are A, modulating to Db and D.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Natalie Cole
2 mins 55 secs
Trumpets 1-4
E6, C#6, C#6, B5
Trombones 1-4
Bb4, F#4, E4, D4
Medium / Advanced
Vocal Ranges
Natalie Ab3 - C5, Nat C3 - E4

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