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Jazz, Standards, Big Band, and Swing
MIDI Files I
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 Can't Get Started
(With You)
  Added 11/27/2016
44kb
4:27mpt
Music: Vernon Duke, Lyrics: Ira Gershwin (1936)
Performers Include Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Bunny Berigan
Jazz, Vocal, Standards
Okie Duke
Midkar Member
I Can't Stop Talking About You
    Added 02/04/15
26kb
2:16mpt
Karaoke
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé (1963)
Words & Music by Gerry Goffin & Carole King & Performed by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé.
Chart Position: US No.35

Jazz, Vocal, EZ Listening, Traditional Pop, Big Band, Swing, Latin Pop
Geoffrey Carter
Midkar Member
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 Got Rhythm
    Added 02/04/15
53kb
4:12mpt
George & Ira Gershwin (1930), Ethel Merman, & Several Other Artists
"I Got Rhythm" is a piece composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin and published in 1930,
which became a jazz standard. Its chord progression, known as the "rhythm changes", is the foundation for
many other popular jazz tunes such as Charlie Parker's and Dizzy Gillespie's bebop standard "Anthropology
(Thrivin' on a Riff)". According to Isaac Goldberg, Gershwin's first biographer, I Got Rhythm originated as a
slow number in the Gershwins' 1928 flop, Treasure Girl, which closed on Broadway after 68 performances. And,
as was the case with Embraceable You, it was to have been included in Florenz Ziegfeld's East Is West, for which
the Gershwins compiled a considerable score and which never made it to the boards. In the upshot, both numbers
found adefinitive place in the Aarons and Freedley production, Girl Crazy, which opened at the Alvin Theater on
October 14, 1930, for a run of 272 performances. Embraceable You was taken, with stage veteran Allen Kearns,
by the 19-year-old Ginger Rogers, while I Got Rhythm -- in its familiar jauntily upbeat version --
featured 23-year-old Ethel Merman making her Broadway debut. Merman was Vinton Freedley's find.
Having heard her singing between movies at the Brooklyn Paramount Theater, he immediately engaged her.
She auditioned soon after for the Gershwins in Sam and Delilah and I Got Rhythm, and George, always obliging,
offered to make changes to suit her. "They will do very nicely, Mr. Gershwin," she replied. And they did.
Ira Gershwin recalled "her assurance, timing and delivery both as comedienne and singer --
with a no-nonsense voice that could reach not only the standees but the ticket takers in the lobby."

Jazz, Standard, Show/Musical, Classical Vocal Music
Jim McEachern
I Got Rhythm
Version 3
  Added 11/27/2016
19kb
1:44mpt
George & Ira Gershwin (1930)
Jazz, Standards
Josef Huber
©1998
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 Left My Heart In San Francisco
(guitar solo)
  Added 11/27/2016
07kb
2:56mpt
Music: George Cory, Lyrics: Douglass Cross (1954)
Jazz, Standards
Gerald B. Ross
©1997
I Love Being Here With You
  Added 11/27/2016
69kb
2:44mpt
Karaoke
Peggy Lee (1960)
W&M By Peggy Lee and Bill Schluger
Jazz, Vocal
Geoffrey Carter
Midkar Member
I Love You And Don't You Forget It
  Added 11/27/2016
17kb
2:21mpt
Karaoke
Perry Como
Music: Henry Mancini, Lyrics: Al Stillman (1963)
Jazz, Vocal
James Pitt-Payne
with Veda Meyer-Castens
Midkar Members
I Love The Nightlife 37kb
3:11mpt
Alicia Bridges
Disco, Jazz, R&B, Pop/Rock
Hot88keys
I Only Have Eyes For You
Version 1
41kb
4:20mpt
Flamingos
Music: Harry Warren, Lyrics: Al Dubin (1934)
Jazz, EZ Listening, Soundtrack, R&B, Vocal, Pop/Rock
TGL Howie
I Only Have Eyes For You
(ballad/Dixieland mashup)
  Added 11/28/2016
22kb
2:12mpt
Flamingos
Music: Harry Warren, Lyrics: Al Dubin (1934)
Jazz, EZ Listening, Soundtrack, R&B, Vocal, Pop/Rock
Roly Wright
Midkar Member
I Only Have Eyes For You
Version 3
  Added 11/28/2016
18kb
3:12mpt
Flamingos
Music: Harry Warren, Lyrics: Al Dubin (1934)
Jazz, EZ Listening, Soundtrack, R&B, Vocal, Pop/Rock
Sal Grippaldi
"Redsal"
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 Ever I See You Again
  Added 11/27/2016
43kb
3:35mpt
Karaoke
Roberta Flack (1978)
W&M By Joe Brooks
Soul, R&B
Ron Tilden
Midkar Member
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
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 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'll Be Seeing You
  Added 11/27/2016
19kb
2:43mpt
Music: Sammy Fain, Lyrics: Irving Kahal (1938)
An all-time favorite, with performances by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and many others.
Jazz, Standards
Jack L. Hall
Midkar Member
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'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
Version 1
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 In The Mood For Love
Version 2
  Added 11/27/2016
17kb
2:21mpt
Music: Jimmy McHugh, Lyrics: Dorothy Fields (1935)
Jazz, Stage & Screen, Vocal, EZ Listening
Barry Heard
©2011
Midkar Member
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
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
Version 1
21kb
3:14mpt
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Piano solo.
Jazz, Big Band, Standard, Swing
Bob Mace
Midkar Member
In The Mood
Version 2
78kb
3:23mpt
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Full band.
Jazz, Big Band, Standard, Swing
Doc Doc
In The Mood
Version 3
71kb
3:38mpt
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Full band with lots of stero separation.
Jazz, Big Band, Standard, Swing
Phil Smith
"Satman Sounds"
In The Mood (Revised)
Version 4
92kb
3:38mpt
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Full band. Wachtel bases his sequences on the published score.
Jazz, Big Band, Standard, Swing
Gary Wachtel
Blue Max Distribution
In The Mood
Version 5
    Added 02/04/15
55kb
3:21mpt
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Full band.
Jazz, Big Band, Standard, Swing
Roly Wright
Midkar Member
In The Mood
Version 6
  Added 11/27/2016
70kb
4:09mpt
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Guitar lead.
Jazz, Big Band, Standard, Swing
Dick Anderson
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
Incident At Dark Shores
  Added 11/27/2016
100kb
6:28mpt
This composition features saxophone improvising over suitably gloomy chords laid down by the rhythm section.
Originals, Jazz, Soft Rock
Michael Walthius
"Keyboard Wizard"
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
Version 1
11kb
2:30mpt
Karaoke
Music: Gus Kahn, Lyrics: Isham Jones (1924)
Jazz, Standards, Soundtrack
James Pitt-Payne
Midkar Member
w/ Doug Grierson
It Had To Be You
Version 2
  Added 11/28/2016
37kb
3:46mpt
Music: Gus Kahn, Lyrics: Isham Jones (1924)
Jazz, Standards, Soundtrack
Les Gorven
©2005
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 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
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

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