UPDATED 2008 ORCHESTRATIONS LISTS

Here are 706 added chart names. Among them find many early 1900's charts from the Max Morath Collection in Book 5, the complete Lu Watters Yerba Buena Jazz Band Library in Book 13, and lots of "Combo Ork" -style charts for variable instrumentations in Book 3C. 193 full conductor's Scores coming soon.


 
WELCOME TO YESTERTUNES
Visitors to this site will find themselves touring the wide and wonderful world of non-electric popular music from the present day back to 1885 and all eras in between. By sharing my own journeys and joys with you, I hope that we can perpetuate and honor the music and musicians who have given us such a rich and unbounded heritage.
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Jim Jones

THE CHARLES ANDERSON CHART COLLECTION
Since 1935, the late Charles B. Anderson of San Diegeo CA had gathered about 8,000 full arrangements of popular music ranging from 1885 to the present for most sizes of combo, band and orchestra. In early 1999, he turned them over to me to continue his work of preserving and honoring this great music.

Select "Orchestrations" to learn how you may own copies of these charts.

THE CHARLES B. ANDERSON MASTER FAKE BOOK
Charles Anderson also collected songs and lyrics of bygone days and recent times. His Master Fake Book contains nearly 10,000 songs. Each has the melody in concert key with chord symbols. Most have lyrics. They are available in 17 separate "boxes" and four supplements of verse+chorus "volumes".

In late 2001 at age 82, he turned these over to me to carry on his work through YesterTunes.

For contents and details on how to own this treasure, click here.

THE SALTY DOGS JAZZ BAND
In 1947, a group of Purdue University students formed the Salty Dogs Jazz Band. They continue today as a living testament that great hot jazz will live forever.

In 1957-58 as a Purdue student, I played and recorded with this band. I coordinated the band's 50th anniversary reunion and concerts. Take a look at one of the finest and most honored traditional jazz bands around.

SHEET MUSIC
"A Nation's Story is Told in its Songs" (Slogan of the National Sheet Music Society). Clicking on "Sheet Music" will introduce you to the pleasures we can share in rediscovering those song-stories as both music and collectible art.

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"Goodnight My Love"
Ella Fitzgerald, 1936
VINTAGE 78-RPM RECORD COLLECTING
During the Depression, all but two major record companies folded and their original masters were nearly all destroyed. We know that the "information" is in the grooves of those old 78s- we just didn't have good equipment to reproduce it as we do now.

My own small collection has helped me to appreciate those "heavy hits" of the first third of the Twentieth Century. May I take you along as we learn the why, where and how of collecting, playing, trading and selling 78s?

POPULAR MUSIC AS ART
YesterTunes will create unique musical hangings for your walls or as gifts. Learn how by clicking this heading above.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Should you be curious as to what kind of a person would invest in creating a website like this, here's a little insight into the family life, career and background of Jim Jones.

MUSICAL LINKS
These links will take you to musical sites beyond the ranges covered under other topics above. For example, you'll get to view on-screen stories from leading music publications; to read personal biographies and band histories of leading lights, their discographies and personnel; to access lyrics of popular and obscure songs, and many other interesting topics, continually updated.