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Hoping to find a comprehensive songbook of Ella Fitzgerald's tunes, sheet music. Free would be great!

Also a songbook of Tom Waits tunes, same story

Any leads? Thanks
 

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publisher Hal Leonard has both artists in their catalog.
 

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Etta Fitzgerald and Ella James.
To Waits songbook. Sounds like one of the gigs from Hell.
Ella just sang standards. Any fake book with standards would work.
 

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Ella just sang standards. Any fake book with standards would work.
You鈥檙e missing the point of the Hal Leonard books. They are actual transcriptions of her singing in the arrangements as she recorded.
 

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You鈥檙e missing the point of the Hal Leonard books. They are actual transcriptions of her singing in the arrangements as she recorded.
Well, which arrangements, and which recordings? Ella probably recorded 400 or 500 songs, with groups ranging from famous big bands to lush orchestras to Louis Armstrong's All Stars to trios and piano-bass duets. I expect some of her "signature" songs have 10 or 20 different recordings known.

If you go to someplace like JW Pepper (there are several great big publishing houses) you will probably find combo and big band charts for a number of songs "as recorded by Ella". You will have to pay for these.

If you want free, basically you're going to get lead sheets in concert C. You need to learn how to transpose anyway.

You can probably find some Tom Waits books, these are usually done by the album, or there may be a "best of" collection. These usually have a kind of "reduced score" which will show the most salient lines but are not complete scores of every note played by every instrument.

What specifically are you trying to do with these?
 
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