Basin Street Blues by Spencer Williams ♫ arranged for Vocalist + Septet by Rich Willey


Up for a fresh arrangement of a great old Spencer Williams song from 1928? Designed for male vocalist with jazz septet, this chart lets your ensemble shine and have a whole lot of fun at the same time.

This arrangement is guaranteed to please the hippest of audiences plus your band will have a ball playing it.


Basin Street Blues by Spencer Williams ♫ Vocalist + Septet arranged by Rich Willey (male vocalist key of C).

The sturdy old 1928 tune by Spencer Williams complete with stop time vocal intro “call and response” figures with horns and rhythm. Has a whimsical ensemble section (with quotes from the old favorites Opus One  and I’m Getting Sentimental Over You) to be played between solos.

Has a traditional dixieland-style tag and ends with the old, dependable Louis Armstrong “Oh, yeah.”

Septet parts are for trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, piano/guitar, bass and drums that come in a PDF that you’ll be able to download immediately upon submission of your order.

Tempo: ♩ = 116, 108 written measures, duration varies depending on number of soloists, difficulty level is intermediate.

Here is the melody with lyrics (the vocalist’s part):  Basin Street Blues Vocalist Free PDF

Written solos for any of our charts may be special ordered at a reasonable cost. Email us through our contact page with any and all inquiries.

Sound clip (♫) from a rehearsal of Basin Street Blues  (not a studio recording):


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