I LOVE fake books. They are treasure troves. For those unfamiliar with these musical marvels, fake books are collections of quick study song scores usually belonging to a specific category. They supply only the lyrics and chord symbols (usually in very small print) – the musician supplies
Marlboro’s Class of ’68 is having their 60thhigh school reunion this weekend. Hired to provide musical entertainment for the gathering, these past few weeks I’ve been piecing together songs I know from the 50’s and 60’s. Suddenly I had the brainstorm to go to the Framingham Public Library and see if they had music books of songs from that era. Little did I know, Lo and behold! Fake books galore. I spied one: EARLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ERA FAKE BOOK. https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=240167&lid=22&seriesfeature=FKBK& Cha-Ching!! I’ve tallied 58 performable songs! 60 plus – considering the ones I know not included in this collection.
60 for the 60th! Let’s hear it for fake books!
[For nostalgia sake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQQCPrwKzdo ]