|The Charles Anderson tune data|
To find a tune:
The Charles Anderson Fake Book is the best one available for the musician who wants to play traditional jazz and pop music from 1870-1970. The central focus of the collection is the 1920s. It is written as melody with chords and lyrics, in concert pitch. It is large and expensive, but the most complete collection you will find, with lots of stuff available nowhere else.
Here is the information about the Anderson Fake Book. The unit cost is 8 cents per page, postpaid in the US only, and currently has 5729 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, 3 hole punched, printed both sides. So the whole thing is US$450 but you can buy it in 17 individual packages, each at a different cost, from:
Anderson has also started a new fake book called the Verse and Chorus Fake Book. It consists of tunes that were in the first pages of the original fake book, but with the missing verses written in. Available so far are Pages 1-252, which I have incorporated into the index as Pages 10001-10252, so the index can be used with both fake books.
Call for availability and more info.
Send an e-mail to Cal Owen CalOwen@mediaone.net requesting an index in MSWord or MSExcel format to be sent to you as an attachment (about 1MB, check your ISP) With the index, you can determine what's in the various packets by sorting the index by page number.
The following is from Charles B. Anderson:
As of July 2000 this collection of lead sheets has 8,500 songs. And more songs will be added. I'm not able to sell one song at a time but will sell any of the 17 separate boxes as they have been returned from the printer. See the list below.
Press CTRL F (or Command F on a Mac) to bring up the Find Window on a page and you can search the page for a title. Try typing in just one word, or part of a word, and it will find each occurrence on the page in turn.
FAKE BOOK PRICE LIST
Box 1 1-280 22.40
Box 2 281-456 14.08
Box 3 457-832 30.08
Box 4 833-1314 38.56
Box 5 1315-1857 43.52
Box 6 1858-2150 23.36
Box 7 2151-2472 25.76
Box 8 2473-2783 24.88
Box 9 2784-3127 27.82
Box 10 3128-3457 26.40
Box 11 3458-3784 26.16
Box 12 3785-4099 25.12
Box 13 4100-4441 27.36
Box 14 4442-4900 36.64
Box 15 4901-5228 30.16
Box 16 5229-5528 19.92
Box 17 5529-5729 22.40
The total collection thru box 17 is $450.00
First index is free - 57 pages
Extra indexes - $2.50 each
Composers Honor Roll (listing teams of lyricist and composers) - 117 pages -$5.85
Verses & Chorus Fake Book - Volume #1 - 230 pages - $18.40
Verses & Chorus Fake Book - Volume #2 - 265 pages - $24.40
Verses & Chorus Fake Book - Volume #3 - 168 pages - $13.44
Verses & Chorus Fake Book - Volume #4 - 238 pages - $19.04