Just A Little Boy – Sergio Mihanovich
A sweet, touching ballad with a lyric that describes a lonely young boy full of wishes. Full vocal track and exclusive Minus You practice track without vocals available.
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- Recording: Gloria Cooper - Dedicated To You
- Recorded on: October 1, 2004
- Label: Origin (82450)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: Alto, F3 to A4
- Style: Ballad
- Vocal - Gloria Cooper
- Flugelhorn - Don Sickler
- Tenor Sax - Wayne Escoffery
- Piano - Gloria Cooper
- Guitar - Freddie Bryant
- Bass - Tim Givens
- Drums - Vince Cherico
Lyric Description: This touching lyric by Sergio Mihanovich is both sad and hopeful in its description of a lonely little boy who, with innocent and childish optimism, wishes on the moon, hoping that his fortunes will change.
No-Vocal Version: This version begins with the two measure instrumental introduction that sets up a chorus on Gloria's recording, the same way the lead sheet starts. The head is accompanied by the full rhythm section and flugelhorn fills, and subsequently repeated with the flugelhorn and tenor saxophone fills described above. This gives the singer an opportunity to practice the melody twice and respond to the instrumental fills. This version ends like the original recording. When working with this version, the singer should use open phrasing, lay back on the time and try to avoid rushing.
If another key would be better for you, send the key you'd like to Don and we'll post the transposition on the website for purchase. If you're not sure which key is best, send us your range and we'll work with you to figure out the best key.
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May 8, 1937 – May 7, 2012
Sergio Mihanovich was a beloved composer in his native Buenos Aires. In Argentina, Sergio was active in many areas: writing soundtracks for Argentine films and theatrical productions; working in nightclubs; recording in both jazz (performing and recording with saxophonist Gato Barbieri) and pop settings; as an educator; and as a writer of both music and words. In the 1960s Sergio lived in the United States for a time, writing the songs that eventually became part of the Second Floor Music catalog and working as a pianist/vocalist/composer. Read more...