The Brothers Forbes Book

The Brothers Forbes Book who: anyone who wants to play jazz standards previously played by The Brothers Forbes. what: re-orchestrations of a gig book donated to the Douglas College Music Program when: whenever it is finished where: anywhere why: it’s a piece of Canadiana; part of our musical heritage. And some people enjoy this type of music.

Here’s a list of the songs in this collection (all 168 of them). There are so many it will take me a while to re-engrave them with Sibelius (or some other program). This project will have to be done in stages. Some of the songs are a type of arrangement, where, for example, the word “Quadrille” appears at the top of the page, and in the body of the song are a number of 8 or 12 or 16 bar tunes, each with it’s own name.

I’m linking to recordings of each song, where I can find recordings. Mainly I’m using Spotify and Youtube. I’m deliberately using the hokiest recordings I can find, because I believe the people who listened to the Forbes Brothers play these songs probably enjoyed hokey recordings of them.

I’ll probably need to create a database to keep track of everything. Eventually I could publish the database. In the meantime, here they are:

Song Title
Are You Really Mine
Rich People of Brooklyn
Sail Along, Silvery Moon
Chanson D’Amour
He’s Got The Whole World
Sweet Lelani Aloha
Melodie D’Amour
April Love
Honey Comb
Just Walkin in the Rain
Love Me Tender
Hey Jealous Lover
Happiness Street
Singin’ The Blues
Green Door
Autumn Leaves
You’re My Kind
My Bonnie Lassie
Love Is A Man-Splendored Thing
Faith Hope & Charity The Bible Tells Me So
Because Of You
Somebody Stole My Gal
Nobody’s Sweetheart
My Gal Sal
Who’s Sorry Now
Wabash Blues
Some Of These Days
The Strutter’s Ball
How Come You Do Me Like You Do
The Japanese Sand Man
Poor Butterfly
Sleepy Time Gal
Darkness on the Delta
Sweet Sue
Dream of Love
Sweethearts Forever
Drifting and Dreaming
Star Dust
Melancholy Baby
Sugar Blues
Lady Be Good
Honey-Suckle Rose
Exactly Like You
Ain’t Misbehavin’
We Heo
My Blue Heaven
You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
My Revierie
Honey Lies
I Can’t Give Anything But Love
My Ideal – When My Baby Smiles At Me
September Song
Winter Wonderland
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
White Christmas
Hark The Herald
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Silent Night
In The Mood
Green Eyes
Comes Love
Yours (Volero)
French Minuet
Minuet Waltz
Home On The Range
Love Is All For You
In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
Hawaiian Dreams
Happy Hours
Fryksdals JanTan – Mountain Girls
Hansen’s Schottische
Pattie Schottische
Happy Valley Schottische
Jubilee Schottische
Girls from O’Land
Gypsy Schottische
Cherry Schottische
3 Step
In The Swing – Hambo
Hambo # Farmer’s Holiday
Hell Toe Polka
Can Can Polka
On The River Polka
Helena Polka
Barbar Polka
Our Director
The Radio March
Officer Of The Day
When Johnny Comes Marchine Home
Off She Goes
Come Lasses and Lads
Household Brigade
Waltz Quadrille
Blue Ridge Mountain Home – Jersey
The Wedding Bells – Jersey
Mary Lou
When The Bloom Is On The Sage
Que Sera Sera
In The Gold Old Summertime
Little Locket of Long Ago
In the Valley of Yesterday
Meet Me In Saint Louis
School Days
Saturday Waltz
Peasants Waltz
La Golondrina
Pink Lady
The Skaters
Love’s Dreamland
Paddington Green
A Beautifufl Lady in Blue
The Pilot’s Waltz
Original Carmencita
World Is Waiting
Dawn of Tomorrow
The Waltz You Saved For Me
Where The Blue Of The Night
Lullaby Land
Dreamy Melody
Mellow Moon
I Love You Truly
Gypsy Love Song
Just A Little Blue
Love’s Lullaby
The Same As We Used To Do
The Words Are In My Heart
Dreamy Moon
You’re The Only Star
Around The World
Allegheny Moon
Rock and Roll Waltz
Cara Mia
Let The Rest of the World Go By
Suddenly There’s A Valley
It’s Almost Tomorrow
Will You Remember
My Buddy
Sweet And Low
The One Rose
Home Waltz
O Canada
God Save The Queen
Fan Fare
Sign Off
Shake Time