Lionel Hampton, Curly Hamner: Hey! Ba ba re bop!
Hey! Ba ba re bop!
Voice with big band
|Publisher||Lush Life Music|
Hey! Ba Ba Re Bop! was performed by Tex Beneke, both while fronting the post-war Miller band, and with his own outfit. In many ways this chart was a portent of things to come, and bridges the gap between Swing and Rock'n' Roll. The main feature of the arrangement is the answerback between vocalist and band, and there is also solo space for Trumpet 2, and well as some great sectional interplay. All in all this chart really moves along and is perfect for dance gigs. There are no sax doubles, and the vocal key is Db. An excellent transcription from the legendary Australian arranger, John Ferguson.