A Shanty In Old Shanty Town ♫ arranged for Jazz Septet by Rich Willey


“In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town”  was written by Ira Schuster and Jack Little and Joe Young in 1932. Ted Lewis and His Band performed it in the film The Crooner  in 1932.

Johnny Long and His Orchestra had a million seller of the song in 1946. It is still a great tune and this treatment of it is respectful and classy.


“In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town”  by Ira Schuster, Jack Little and Joe Young from 1932, arranged by Rich Willey for Jazz Septet.

The instrumentation is trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, and rhythm section. The melody is arranged one way at the beginning and then has optional background figures for horns during the first solo section. There is a soli section in the middle followed by more solo space with different optional background figures for the horns. The out-chorus is a different arrangement than the opening chorus and goes into a coda for the ending.

The chart is 165 written measures, ♩ = 120, level of difficulty is intermediate to advanced. Parts come as a PDF that you will be able to download immediately upon submitting your order.

This is guaranteed to sound at least a hundred times better than the famous Pete Barbutti version. ☺

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.

♫ Here is a recording of the out-chorus at a noisy New Year’s Eve party:

Rich Willey on trumpet, Will Campbell on alto sax, Matt Olson on tenor sax, Barry Green on trombone, Richard Shulman on piano, Fred Goodwin on bass, Jeff Hook on drums.



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