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The Real Book, Volume I (Bass Clef Edition)

         Manufactured by: Hal Leonard

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What's a real book?

It's a book containing the sheet music for hundreds of popular jazz "standards", in a very concise format. It's done this way for easy sight-reading - as well as to allow room for so many songs in a single book! So, rather than full notation, it only includes the notated lead/vocal melody and the chord names for each song, so many songs will be on a single page. The fake book is a great thing to have on a gig; if someone requests (or the bandleader calls) a song that you don't know by heart, you can easily sight-read the changes and jump right in!

Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Around since the 1970s, these books have been in many player's gig bags - but there was one big problem: they weren't legal! These long-used books were printed in small quantities, and the ones you could find were often photo-copied and hand-bound... because they were produced without any regard to copyright law. So no royalties were paid to the composers who created these musical masterpieces. (And you thought that music theft was a new problem!)

However - these new books are the first legitimate and legal edition of these books ever produced. Other than the good karma that comes with using a legally produced edition, you won't even notice the difference (oh yeah - one other change: all the notorious errors have been fixed). But the cover and typeface looks the same, the song list is nearly identical, and the price is even cheaper than that of the original!

This version is specifically for bassists, and includes 400 songs. See full song list, below.
Width: 8.5"
Length: 11.0"
462 pages

Song List
African Flower (Petite Fleur Africaine)
Afro Blue
Afternoon In Paris
Água De Beber (Water To Drink)
Alice In Wonderland
All Blues
All By Myself
All Of Me
All Of You
All The Things You Are
Alright, Okay, You Win
Ana Maria
Angel Eyes
Apple Honey
April In Paris
April Joy
Arise, Her Eyes
Au Privave
Autumn In New York
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Beauty And The Beast
Bessie's Blues
Big Nick
Black Coffee
Black Diamond
Black Narcissus
Black Nile
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue In Green
Blue Monk
The Blue Room
Blue Train (Blue Trane)
Blues For Alice
Body And Soul
Boplicity (Be Bop Lives)
Bright Size Life
Broad Way Blues
But Beautiful
Byrd Like
C'est Si Bon (It's So Good)
Call Me
Call Me Irresponsible
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Captain Marvel
Central Park West
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
Chelsea Bells
Chelsea Bridge
Cherokee (Indian Love Song)
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
A Child Is Born
Chitlins Con Carne
Come Sunday
Como En Vietnam
Con Alma
Cotton Tail
Could It Be You
Crystal Silence
D Natural Blues
Dancing On The Ceiling
Darn That Dream
Day Waves
Days And Nights Waiting
Dear Old Stockholm
Dearly Beloved
Dedicated To You
Desert Air
Detour Ahead
Dizzy Atmosphere
Doin' The Pig
Dolphin Dance
Domino Biscuit
Don't Blame Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Donna Lee
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Easter Parade
Easy Living
Easy To Love (You'd Be So Easy To Love)
Eighty One
El Gaucho
Falling Grace
Falling In Love With Love
A Fine Romance
500 Miles High
502 Blues
Follow Your Heart
For All We Know
For Heaven's Sake
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
Forest Flower
Four On Six
Freddie Freeloader
Freedom Jazz Dance
Full House
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
Giant Steps
The Girl From Ipanema (Garôta De Ipanema)
Gloria's Step
God Bless' The Child
Golden Lady
Good Evening Mr. And Mrs. America
Grand Central
The Green Mountains
Groovin' High
Grow Your Own
Gypsy In My Soul
Half Nelson
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Heebie Jeebies
Hello, Young Lovers
Here's That Rainy Day
Hot Toddy
House Of Jade
How High The Moon
How Insensitive (Insensatez)
How My Heart Sings
Hullo Bolinas
I Can't Get Started With You
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Could Write A Book
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
I Love Paris
I Love You
I Mean You
I Remember Clifford
I Should Care
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
I'll Never Smile Again
I'll Remember April
I'm All Smiles
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I'm Your Pal
If You Never Come To Me (Inutil Paisagem)
In A Mellow Tone
In A Sentimental Mood
In The Mood
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
In Your Quiet Place
The Inch Worm
Indian Lady
Inner Urge
The Intrepid Fox
Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)
Isn't It Romantic?
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
It's Easy To Remember
Jelly Roll
Journey To Recife
Joy Spring
Jump Monk
June In January
Just One More Chance
Lady Bird
Lady Sings The Blues
Las Vegas Tango
Lazy Bird
Lazy River
Like Someone In Love
Limehouse Blues
Lines And Spaces
Little Boat
Little Waltz
Long Ago (And Far Away)
Lonnie's Lament
Look To The Sky
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
Lucky Southern
Lullaby Of Birdland
Lush Life
The Magician In You
Maiden Voyage
A Man And A Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme)
Man In The Green Shirt
Meditation (Meditacao)
Memories Of Tomorrow
Midnight Mood
Midwestern Nights Dream
Miss Ann
Missouri Uncompromised
Mr. P.C.
Moment's Notice
Mood Indigo
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
My Buddy
My Favorite Things
My Foolish Heart
My Funny Valentine
My One And Only Love
My Romance
My Shining Hour
My Ship
My Way
Mysterious Traveller
Naima (Niema)
Never Will I Marry
Nica's Dream
Night Dreamer
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
A Night In Tunisia
Night Train
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Nostalgia In Times Square
(The Old Man From) The Old Country
Oliloqui Valley
Once I Loved (Amor Em Paz) (Love In Peace)
Once In Love With Amy
One Finger Snap
One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So)
Only Trust Your Heart
Out Of Nowhere
Paper Doll
Passion Dance
Passion Flower
Peggy's Blue Skylight
Pent Up House
Penthouse Serenade
Peri's Scope
Pfrancing (No Blues)
Pithecanthropus Erectus
Portsmouth Figurations
Prelude To A Kiss
Prince Of Darkness
P.S. I Love You
Pussy Cat Dues
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
Quiet Now
Red Clay
Reincarnation Of A Lovebird
Ring Dem Bells
Road Song
'Round Midnight
Ruby, My Dear
Poem For #15 (The Saga Of Harrison Crabfeathers)
Satin Doll
Scotch And Soda
Scrapple From The Apple
Sea Journey
Seven Come Eleven
Seven Steps To Heaven
Silver Hollow
Skating In Central Park
So Nice (Summer Samba)
So What
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Some Other Spring
Some Skunk Funk
Somebody Loves Me
Sometime Ago
Song For My Father
The Song Is You
Sophisticated Lady
The Sorcerer
Speak No Evil
The Sphinx
Standing On The Corner
The Star-Crossed Lovers
Stella By Starlight
Stolen Moments
Stompin' At The Savoy
Straight No Chaser
A String Of Pearls
A Sunday Kind Of Love
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Swedish Pastry
Sweet Georgia Bright
Sweet Henry
Take Five
Take The 'A' Train
Tame Thy Pen
Tell Me A Bedtime Story
Thanks For The Memory
That's Amoré (That's Love)
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
There'll Be Some Changes Made
They Didn't Believe Me
Think On Me
Thou Swell
Three Flowers
Time Remembered
Tones For Joan's Bones
Tour De Force
Tune Up
Turn Out The Stars
Twisted Blues
Unchain My Heart
Uniquity Road
Unity Village
Up Jumped Spring
Upper Manhattan Medical Group (UMMG)
Valse Hot
Very Early
Wait Till You See Her
Waltz For Debby
We'll Be Together Again
Well You Needn't (It's Over Now)
West Coast Blues
What Am I Here For?
What Was
When I Fall In Love
When Sunny Gets Blue
When You Wish Upon A Star
Wild Flower
Witch Hunt
Wives And Lovers (Hey, Little Girl)
Woodchopper's Ball
Woodyn' You
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Yes And No
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You Are Too Beautiful
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
You Don't Know What Love Is
You Took Advantage Of Me
You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You
Young At Heart

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