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Helen Forrest Lena Horne Carmen Miranda Jazz and Standards Judy Garland Margaret Whiting Carmen McRae


Jazz, Standards, Big Band, and Swing
MIDI Files I - L
Song Title Size Performer Sequencer
I Can Dream, Can't I 10kb
2:12mpt
Music: Sammy Fain, Lyrics: Irving Kahal (1938)
Performers Include Tommy Dorsey, Tex Beneke, The Andrews Sisters, Carpenters, & Bing Crosby
Jazz, Vocal, EZ Listening, Stage & Screen
Sal Gripaldi
© 2003, Redsal
I Concentrate On You 94kb
4:36mpt
Cole Porter (1940)
Jazz, Standard, Vocal, Soundtrack
John Signorelli
I Cover The Waterfront 14kb
4:33mpt
Alfred Newman
30's, Jazz, Standard, Hollywood
Played by Doug McKenzie
I Got A Right To Sing The Blues 14kb
1:33mpt
Louis-Armstrong
Jazz & Blues Standard
Herb Harari
I Got Rhythm
Guitar Solo
12kb
2:12mpt
George Gershwin
Jazz, Standard
Gerald B. Ross
I Have But One Heart 24kb
4:07mpt
Al Martino
40's, Pop, Light Jazz, Standard, Soundtrack
Sal Grippaldi
aka Redsal
I Left My Heart In San Francisco 22kb
3:59mpt
Music: George Cory, Lyrics: Douglass Cross (1954)
Best known as Tony Bennett's signature song, from his 1962 album of the same name.
Jazz, Vocal, EZ Listening, Stage & Screen, Classical
Phil Smith
"Satman Sounds"
I Love The Nightlife 37kb
3:11mpt
Alicia Bridges
Disco, Jazz, R&B, Pop/Rock
Hot88keys
I Only Have Eyes For You 41kb
4:20mpt
Flamingos
Jazz, EZ Listening, Soundtrack, R&B, Vocal, Pop/Rock
TGL Howie
I Say A Little Prayer 31kb
2:38mpt
Hal David, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick
Jazz, Pop/Rock, R&B, EZ Listening
Deb Ackley
01/24/99
I Thought About You 44kb
4:18mpt
M: Jimmy Van Heusen, Lyrics: Johnny Mercer (1939)
Performers Include; Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Diane Schuur, Billie Holiday,
Ella Fitzgerald, & Mel Torme

Jazz, Vocal, EZ Listening, Pop, Jazz Standard
Doug McKenzie
I Thought About You 57kb
3:16mpt
M: Jimmy Van Heusen, Lyrics: Johnny Mercer (1939)
Performers Include; Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Diane Schuur, Billie Holiday,
Ella Fitzgerald, & Mel Torme

The lyrics were inspired by Mercer's train trip to Chicago.
Jazz, Vocal, EZ Listening, Pop, Jazz Standard
Mel Webb
I Wish You Love 41kb
3:12mpt
Written by Léo Chauliac, with French lyrics under the title "Que reste-t-il de nos amours?
(translated: "What is left of our loves?")" by Charles Trenet.

It was first recorded by Keely Smith in 1957. It has since become a standard, with many other recordings.
Gloria Lynne's 1964 recording for the Everest label reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100,
also top #10 on the Easy Listening chart (edited from the Hot 100), and #3 on Cashbox Magazine's R&B chart
(Billboard did not publish standard R&B listings during 1964).

Jazz & Jazz Standards
Jack L. Hall
Midkar Member
If You Were A Sailboat 35kb
3:58mpt
Karaoke
Katie Melua
"If You Were a Sailboat" is a song by British singer Katie Melua. Written and produced by Mike Batt,
it is Melua's ninth single and the first from her third album, Pictures (2007).

Jazz, Accoustic Jazz, Blues & Folk Pop
Bunty Pritchard Jones
© April 2009
I'll Walk Alone 24kb
4:10mpt
Music: Jule Styne, Lyrics: Sammy Cahn (1944)
Dinah Shore made the best-known version of this song,
recording it twice. She first introduced it in the Universal Studios film "Follow the Boys"
and taking it to the top of the charts (her first #1 hit) for four weeks and reaching number ten
on The Harlem Hit Parade in 1944, and later rerecorded the song in the early 1960s.
Martha Tilton also fared well, placing the song in Billboard's Top Ten.
Oddly, when the song was revived in the 1950s, it was often done by male singers,
with a very popular version being done by Don Cornell (1952 top ten).

Jazz, Vocal, EZ Listening, Stage & Screen
Harry Todd
I'll Be Around 42kb
3:44mpt
Written by Alec Wilder and published in 1942.
The song has become a well-known standard, recorded by many artists.
Jazz, Vocal, EZ Listening, Big Band
Mel Webb
I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) 20kb
3:55mpt
Composed by: Doc Daugherty, Al J. Neiberg, & Ellis Reynolds (1930)-(1923)
Jazz, Jazz Vocal, EZ Listening
Josef Huber
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
aka: Gettin' Sentimental Over You
42kb
6:10mpt
Karaoke
Words: Ned Washington, Music: George Bassman
Jazz, 30's, EZ Listening, AM Pop, Jazz-Pop, Instrumental Pop, Trumpet/Easy Listening
Bunty Pritchard Jones
© 2004
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
aka: Gettin' Sentimental Over You
54kb
2:08mpt
Words: Ned Washington, Music: George Bassman
This is the Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass version.
The song was first performed in 1932.
The original copyright is dated 1933 and issued to Lawrence Music Publishers, Inc.
The copyright was assigned to Mills Music, Inc. in 1934.
Noni Bernardi, a saxophonist with the Dorsey orchestra arranged this song.

Jazz, 30's, EZ Listening, AM Pop, Jazz-Pop, Instrumental Pop, Trumpet/Easy Listening
Roly Wright
Midkar Member
I'm In The Mood For Love 25kb
2:55mpt
Karaoke
Music: Jimmy McHugh, Lyrics: Dorothy Fields (1935)
It was introduced by Frances Langford in the movie Every Night at Eight released that year.
The song was featured in the 1936 Our Gang (Little Rascals) short The Pinch Singer,
sung by Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer; it is often known to be his signature song.

Jazz, Stage & Screen, Vocal, EZ Listening
Julio Cezar Cornelius
Karaoke by Lucia Maria H.M.Leite
I'm Old Fashioned v1 27kb
3:48mpt
Jerome Kern & Johnny Mercer
Jazz, Vocal, EZ Listening
Doug McKenzie
I'm Old Fashioned 13kb
2:15mpt
Jerome Kern & Johnny Mercer
Jazz & Jazz Standards
James Pitt-Payne
w/ Veda Meyer-Castens
Midkar Members
I'm Your Angel 57kb
5:19mpt
Celine Dion & R. Kelly
Jazz, Pop/Rock, EZ Listening
Robi Atar
1998
I've Got The World On A String
Revised
64kb
2:39mpt
Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler
Performers Include: Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald,
Woody Herman, Tony Bennett, Ralph Sharon, Louis Prima, Teddy Wilson, Kay Starr,
Benny Carter, Anita O'Day, Art Tatum, Earl Hines, Sarah Vaughn, and many, many others.

Jazz, Vocal, Standards
Gary Wachtel
© 1998 Blue Max Distribution
If I Were A Bell 21kb
2:39mpt
Frank Loesser (1950)
From the Frank Loesser show Guys and Dolls.
Jazz, Stage & Screen, Jazz Standard, Vocal, Show Tunes
Doug McKenzie
© 1999
If You Had My Love 67kb
4:25mpt
Jennifer Lopez
Smooth Jazz, R&B, Dance/Pop
Noel C. Nicolas
In A Mellow Tone
  Added 04/23/14
21kb
3:22mpt
Duke Ellington
"In a Mellow Tone", also known as "In a Mellotone", is a 1939 jazz standard
composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Milt Gabler

Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Traditional Jazz
David J. Lahey
In Aeternum
( For Eternity )
71kb
7:44mpt
Composed by Serban Nichifor
Jazz Original, Bossa Nova, World
Serban Nichifor
Midkar Member
In The Mood 21kb
3:14mpt
Glenn Miller
Jazz, Big Band, Standard, Swing
Bob Mace
Midkar Member
In The Mood 78kb
3:23mpt
Glenn Miller
Jazz, Big Band, Standard, Swing
Doc Doc
In The Mood 71kb
3:38mpt
Glenn Miller
Jazz, Big Band, Standard, Swing
Phil Smith
"Satman Sounds"
In The Mood (Revised) 92kb
3:38mpt
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Jazz, Swing, Big Band
Gary Wachtel
Blue Max Distribution
In The Still Of The Night 25kb
3:45mpt
Cole Porter
Two popular early recordings were by Tommy Dorsey and Leo Reisman.
The Dorsey charted on October 16, 1937 and peaked at #3.
The Reisman charted on December 25, 1937 and peaked at #9.

Jazz, Standard, Vocal, Stage & Screen, EZ Listening
David Roduner
© 1998
Indian Summer 40kb
3:42mpt
Written as a piano piece by the prolific composer Victor Herbert.
Al Dubin later wrote the lyrics.
Herbert composed the tune in 1919, but it did not become a standard until much later.
Sheet music exists for Everett Hoagland and Don Reid versions, dating to 1934 and 1939 respectively,
but the provenance of the second of these, at least, is doubtful, as Reid may not even have formed
an orchestra until 1944. Dubin wrote his lyrics for the song in 1939, and in 1940 Tommy Dorsey's orchestra,
with vocalist Frank Sinatra, took it to number one on the American Hit Parade.

Jazz, Jazz Standard, EZ Listening
Mel Webb
Inseparable 20kb
2:19mpt
Words and Music by Charles Jackson & Marvin Jerome Yancy
Originally recorded by R&B singer Natalie Cole (1975). Covered by Kim Waters
Smooth Jazz, Vocal, R&B
Jack L. Hall
Midkar Member
Invitation 20kb
2:19mpt
Bronislau Kaper
Undoubtedly it's tenor saxophonist John Coltrane's 1958 recording that is to great
extent responsible for the composition's standard status.
Coltrane's performance of the tune is a much more subtle approach than he would,
over time, utilize, yet it's very satisfying.

Jazz, Soundtrack
Ben Lewis
1995
Invitation 7kb
2:08mpt
Bronislau Kaper
"Invitation", theme music for 1952 film by Bronislau Kaper which has become a jazz standard
Jazz, Soundtrack
David W. Barnes
Midkar Member
Invitation 28kb
2:45mpt
Bronislau Kaper
In 1961 Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, with trumpeter Lee Morgan and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter,
recorded a superb treatment of "Invitation" which has just recently been reissued on CD.

Jazz, Soundtrack
Julio Cezar Cornelius
Invitation 20kb
2:19mpt
Bronislau Kaper
Bronislau Kaper composed the score for the 1950 film "A Life of Her Own",
starring Lana Turner as a model who’s having an affair with a married man
played by Ray Milland. Kaper’s film score was nominated for a Golden Globe award,
but the picture did not do well at the box office. However, the lush and haunting score
was so appealing that it was used for a second film in 1952, Invitation,
starring Dorothy Maguire and Van Johnson. Paul Francis Webster wrote the lyric
for Kaper’s main theme, called simply Invitation.
So although Kaper wrote the melody in 1950, the song’s date is usually given as 1952.

Jazz, Soundtrack
Mel Webb
© 1997
Iron Man 61kb
2:05mpt
Eric Elliott
Jazz Original
Eric Elliott
© 1999
It Don't Mean A Thing
(If It Ain't Got That Swing)
70kb
2:12mpt
Duke Ellington
Jazz, Standards, Mainstream, Hard Bop, Swing, Jump Blues ++
Gary Wachtel
Blue Max Distribution
It Had To Be You 11kb
2:30mpt
Karaoke
Music: Gus Kahn, Lyrics: Isham Jones (1924)
Jazz, Standards, Soundtrack
James Pitt-Payne
Midkar Member
w/ Doug Grierson
It Takes Too Long To Learn To Live Alone 53kb
4:00mpt
Words & Music by: Robert Allen & Leon Carr
Performed by: Eydie Gorme (1974). Also covered by Mel Torme & Peggy Lee.
Vocal, Traditional Pop
Ron Tilden
Midkar Member
It's Almost Like Being In Love
bka: Almost Like Being In Love
33kb
4:09mpt
Music: Frederick Loewe, Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner (1947)
The song was made popular by David Brooks and Marion Bell in the musical Brigadoon.
It was later performed in the 1954 film version by Gene Kelly.
The song was revived in a downbeat ballad version by singer Michael Johnson (#32, 1978).
This song was also made popular by British singing sensation Dame Shirley Bassey,
Nat King Cole recorded more than one version of the song.
Other singers who have recorded "Almost Like Being in Love" include
Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra.
A later version by Nat King Cole was used as the closing song in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day.

Jazz, Stage & Screen, EZ Listening, Vocal, Classical
Doug McKenzie
Piano Trio
1997
It's Impossible
Somos Novios
42kb
4:26mpt
Perry Como
70's, Light Jazz, Pop, EZ Listening, Standard, Classical, World
Played by Les Gorven
It's Impossible
Somos Novios
  Added 04/23/14
13kb
3:51mpt
Music & Lyrics: Armando Manzanero
"Somos Novios (It's Impossible)" is a song written by the premier Mexican bolero composer
Armando Manzanero by 1968. The song was translated into English in 1970 by Sid Wayne
and first recorded by Perry Como the same year under the title "It's Impossible".
It is one of the most popular boleros of all time.
Besides Como, it has been recorded by Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, The Three Degrees,
Jerry Vale, Dennis Brown, Andrea Bocelli and Frances Yip .

70's, Light Jazz, Pop, EZ Listening, Standard, Classical, World
Thomas C. Gannon
I've Heard That Song Before 35kb
3:46mpt
Music: Jule Styne, Lyrics: Sammy Cahn (1942)
The song was introduced by Martha O'Driscoll (dubbed by Margaret Whiting) in the 1942 film Youth on Parade.
It was recorded by Harry James and his Orchestra with Helen Forrest on vocal on July 31, 1942.

Jazz, Standard, Stage & Screen, Vocal, EZ Listening
Mel Webb
1998
JAMF
aka Le Jamf
15kb
1:39mpt
Bobby Jaspar
Jazz, Hard Bop, Cool
Robert Cote'
© 1997
Jive Coffee
33kb
2:52mpt
Original Recording by Wade Culbreath

Jazz, Hard Bop, Cool
Wade Culbreath
©1995 All Rights Reserved
aka: Mallet Cat
Joy Spring 19kb
2:13mpt
Clifford Brown
Jazz, Standard
Armin Keil
Joy Spring 25kb
2:18mpt
Clifford Brown
Jazz, Standard
Josef Huber
Joyed 46kb
2:49mpt
Antonio Martorella
Jazz Original
Antonio Martorella
© 1996
Jump, Jive An' Wail
Revised
65kb
2:14mpt
Music & Lyrics by Louis Prima
Performers Include: Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Brian Setzer, Ray Anthony
Jazz & Jazz Standards
Gary Wachtel
Blue Max Distribution
Junk, Junk, Junk 64kb
2:34mpt
Nguyen VanLam
Jazz, (Apparently An Original)
Nguyen VanLam
Just A Gigallo
aka "I'm Just A Gigolo"
56kb
4:11mpt
Louis Prima
Jazz, Vocal, EZ Listening
Richard L. Monts
Just Because 39kb
4:20mpt
Words & Music by Michael O'Hara, Alex Brown, & Sami McKinney
Recorded by Anita Baker
Jazz & Jazz Standards
Deb Ackley
Just Friends 43kb
3:00mpt
Composed by John Klenner & Sam M. Lewis (1931)
Performers Include: Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, John Coltrane,
Tony Bennett, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Woody Herman, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughn,
Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane, and many, many more.

Jazz, Vocal, Jazz Standard
Les Gorven
Just In Time 52kb
2:43mpt
Music: Jule Styne, Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green (1956)
The song was introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical Bells Are Ringing.
A very popular recording of the song was made by Tony Bennett, which was a hit that year.

Jazz, Standard, Vocal, Stage & Screen, EZ Listening, Traditional Pop, World
Gary Wachtel
Blue Max Distribution
Just Jazz 39kb
2:22mpt
Composed by Antone S. Walloch
Jazz, Original
Antone S. Walloch
Just One Of Those Things 70kb
2:23mpt
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter (1935)
The song was featured in two Doris Day musicals, Lullaby of Broadway (1951)
and Young at Heart (1954). Recorded by Various Artists.

Jazz, Standard, Stage & Screen, Vocal
Gary Wachtel
Blue Max Distribution
Kansas City 54kb
3:09mpt
Wilbert Harrison
50s, Jazz, Fusion, & Jazz Standards
Mel Webb
Kari 46kb
3:34mpt
Bob James w/ Earl Klugh
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop
Bennie Gunn
Keep Looking 43kb
5:06mpt
Sade
Smooth Jazz, R&B, Sophisti-Pop
Johannes Karhula
1994
Kicker 18kb
1:47mpt
Chick Corea (1990)
90's, Jazz, Contemporary, Fusion, Post-bop
Christopher L. Burnett
Killer Joe 19kb
3:14mpt
Benny Golson
Jazz, Mainstream, Post-Bop, Sax Jazz
Ray Leonard
2000
Kiss Of Life 32kb
4:09mpt
Sade
Jazz, incl., Smooth, Crossover, Contemporary, Urban
Eric Knight
L'amour Est Bien Plus Fort Que Nous
aka: Love Is Stronger Far Than We,
"Stronger Than Us" (Plus fort que nous)

   Added 04/23/14
27kb
3:45mpt
Composed by Francis Lai, & Rodel Navel
The winner of two Oscars (one for Best Foreign Film),
A Man and a Woman also scored on the "top ten" with its memorable theme music by Francis Lai.

Jazz, Vocal, EZ Listening, Love Songs, Stage & Screen, World
Julio Cezar Cornelius
Lady Be Good
aka: "Oh, Lady Be Good!"
26kb
2:09mpt
Music & Lyrics: George & Ira Gershwin
A 1947 recording of the song became a hit for Ella Fitzgerald, notable for her scat solo.
Jazz, Standard, Stage & Screen, Vocal, EZ Listening
Josef Huber
© 1998
Land Of Make Believe 52kb
6:06mpt
Composed By Chuck Mangione
Jazz, West Coast, Chamber, Cool, Brazillian
Eric Elliott
© 1997
Laura 22kb
4:10mpt
M: David Raksin, Lyrics: Johnny Mercer (1945)
The song was performed by Michael Allen Harrison in the 1944 Film.
The best known versions are by Dick Haymes, Charlie Parker, J.J Johnson,
Woody Herman, Frank Sinatra, & Julie London.

Jazz, Standard, Stage & Screen, Vocal, EZ Listening
Josef Huber
© 1998
Let There Be Love 18kb
2:38mpt
Nat King Cole
Jazz, EZ Listening, Vocal
Matthew
Letter From Home
  Added 04/23/14
13kb
2:23mpt
Pat Metheny
"Letter from Home" stresses Brazilian elements with superb results.
Jazz, Latin, World, EZ Listening, Stage & Screen
Horacio Tarragona
Light Years
  Added 04/28/14
25kb
3:16mpt
Chick Corea
Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea (born June 12, 1941) is an American jazz
and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer.

Jazz, Fusion, Jazz Fusion, Post-Bop
Devian Zikri
Lily Was Here 60kb
4:02mpt
Composed by Candy Dulfer & Dave Stewart
Performed by Candy Dulfer, who is from Amsterdam.
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Saxophone Jazz
Evan Derrick
2000
Limehouse Blues 35kb
3:59mpt
Composed by Douglas Furber & Philip Braham
Jazz, Vocal, Big Band, Swing, Standards
Jeanne Coello
Limehouse Blues 31kb
2:37mpt
Composed by Douglas Furber & Philip Braham
This version performed by Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed
Jazz,
Larry Kuhns
2000
Linger Awhile 13kb
1:39mpt
Sarah Vaughn
Jazz, Vocal, EZ Listening
Bill Lane
1998
Little Brown Jug 67kb
3:03mpt
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Jazz, Big Band, Standard
Gary Wachtel
Blue Max Distribution
Little Girl Blue 10kb
1:47mpt
Karaoke
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Lorenz (Larry) Hart (1935)
Introduced by Gloria Grafton in the musical Billy Rose's Jumbo.
Jazz, Standard, Vocal, Show Tunes, Musicals
James Pitt-Payne
w/ Veda Meyer-Castens
Midkar Members
Lollipops & Roses 38kb
2:24mpt
Composed by Tony Velona (1962)
This is the Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1965) version
Jazz, Jazz-Pop, EZ Listening
Don Carroll
Lonely Little Soul 26kb
4:32mpt
Karaoke
W&M" Alvin Jordan & Verdi Marlo (1932)

Jazz, Showtune
James Pitt-Payne
w/ Veda Meyer-Castens
Midkar Members
Lovable 26kb
4:32mpt
Karaoke
Music: Harry Woods, Lyrics: Gus Kahn (1931)

Jazz, Rag
James Pitt-Payne
w/ Veda Meyer-Castens
Midkar Members
Love Is Stronger Than Pride 22kb
3:27mpt
Sade
Smooth Jazz, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Sophisi-Pop
Johannes Karhula
1994
Love Will Conquer All 63kb
4:25mpt
Karaoke
Words & Music by: Lionel Richie, Cynthia Weil & Greg Philliganes
Performed by Lionel Richie (1986)
Smooth Jazz, Pop/Rock, R&B, World
Seq. & Kar; Ron Tilden
Midkar Member
Lovely To Look At 15kb
3:44mpt
Karaoke
Music: Jerome Kern, Lyrics: Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh (1935)
Sung by Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel in the 1952 MGM musical film of the same name.
Jazz, Standard, Stage & Screen, Vocal, EZ Listening
James Pitt-Payne
w/ Veda Meyer-Castens
Midkar Members
Lover Come Back To Me 38kb
4:05mpt
Music: Sigmund Romberg, Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II (1928)
Written for the Broadway show The New Moon, where the song was introduced
by Evelyn Herbert and Robert Halliday

Piano Trio, Jazz, Standard, Stage & Screen, Vocal, EZ Listening, Blues, Country
Doug McKenzie
Lover Man 31kb
5:13mpt
Billie Holiday, Various Others
Jazz, Standard
Mel Webb

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