Dixieland fake books

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Dixieland fake books

Post by whitbey » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:38 pm

I am looking for another Dixieland fake book. I have a few already. I have the Creole Jazz Band Real Book and the three Real Books.

We need a book that has both Bb and C.

Hoping that I will find tunes like
Basin Street
Bourbon Steet
Sunny side of the street

Any ideas? Thanks for the help.
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Re: Dixieland fake books

Post by Grah » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:02 pm

Grah

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Re: Dixieland fake books

Post by Cmillar » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:18 am

The book you'll want is: 'Dixieland Fake Book'; by David Littleford from Washington, DC (he's a legendary banjo player, etc. in the area)

But...you'll have to write him or find some way to contact him.

In the back of the book, there's an address for people to send payments:

American Music Caravan
6809 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC
20012-1905

Maybe write a letter to find out what's going on with the book. It was published in 2000. I hope it's still available because it's a fantastic resource.
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Post by whitbey » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:21 am

Thank you!!!!
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Re: Dixieland fake books

Post by whitbey » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:11 pm

Any chance there is a Bb version of the Firehouse book?
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Post by Grah » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:56 pm

Over the years, I have seen several posts about the 'Firehouse' that say there is a Bb version. But I have to admit I have never seen it.

Not that I need one myself because I always use the best version of a tune I can find in my big personal library, including the ones I have mentioned, and then put it into Band-in-a-Box. From there I can produce treble and bass clef and put it any key at the press of a button. Thus my best chord book is my own BiaB library built up over the last twenty five years. Band-in-a-Box has definitely replaced the old hand-written chord books I produced starting in the 1950s. But I keep them in my music library for old-times sake.
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Re: Dixieland fake books

Post by King2bPlus » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:20 am

I have the Firehouse in Bb. It exists.
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Post by whitbey » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:43 am

King2bPlus wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:20 am
I have the Firehouse in Bb. It exists.
Is it a PDF? Do you know where you got it?
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Re: Dixieland fake books

Post by Grah » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:57 pm

This thread from Trumpet Master has a contact who says he can supply it:

http://www.trumpetmaster.com/threads/fi ... 216/page-2

See posts #14 and #19.
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Re: Dixieland fake books

Post by King2bPlus » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:48 pm

Yes........I have a PDF.
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Re: Dixieland fake books

Post by ExZacLee » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:29 am

That Firehouse book is probably the best fakebook for that music out there.

That said, I wouldn't rely too much on any of those books - without proper listening and study of the recordings it's going to sound like cartoon music.
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Re: Dixieland fake books

Post by BGuttman » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:40 am

ExZacLee wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:29 am
That Firehouse book is probably the best fakebook for that music out there.

That said, I wouldn't rely too much on any of those books - without proper listening and study of the recordings it's going to sound like cartoon music.
Especially Firehouse, which was a band composed of Disney animators :tongue:
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