Hal Leonard Releases the King of Blues Play-Alongs

B.B. King Volume in Successful Series Set for Summer NAMM

MILWAUKEE – The leader in play-along publications, Hal Leonard launched the first four volumes of the lauded Blues Play-Along series at NAMM in January. Featuring eight top tunes by the legendary B.B. King, Vol. 5 will debut at Summer NAMM, making blues players happy around the world.

For use with all C, B-flat, E-flat and Bass Clef instruments, the Hal Leonard Blues Play-Along series is the ultimate jamming tool for all blues musicians. These unique book/CD packs feature easy-to-read lead sheets and two tracks for each tune on the accompanying CD: a full-stereo mix, and a split-track mix with removable guitar, bass, piano and horn parts.

For musicians, having Blues Play-Along packs is like transporting their local blues jam right into their home. They provide a great way to practice jamming, and to learn classic blues tunes. The CD is playable on any CD player, and also enhanced so Mac and PC users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing the pitch.

The B.B. King (00843172 / $14.99) volume contains these classics: Everyday I Have the Blues • It’s My Own Fault Darlin’ • Just like a Woman • Please Accept My Love • Sweet Sixteen • The Thrill Is Gone • Why I Sing the Blues • and You Upset Me Baby.

For more information or to place an order for volumes in the Hal Leonard Blues Play-Along series, please visit your local music store or contact Music Dispatch (1-800-637-2852, www.musicdispatch.com).

These Hal Leonard Blues Play-Along volumes are also available:
Chicago Blues, Vol. 1 (00843106) – All Your Love (I Miss Loving) • Easy Baby • I Ain’t Got You • I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man • Killing Floor • Mary Had a Little Lamb • Messin’ with the Kid • Sweet Home Chicago.                                                                                        

Texas Blues, Vol. 2 (00843107) – Hide Away • If You Love Me like You Say • Mojo Hand • Okie Dokie Stomp • Pride and Joy • Reconsider Baby • T-Bone Shuffle • The Things That I Used to Do.                                                                                                                

Slow Blues, Vol. 3 (00843108) – Don’t Throw Your Love on Me So Strong • Five Long Years • I Can’t Quit You Baby • I Just Want to Make Love to You • The Sky Is Crying • (They Call It) Stormy Monday (Stormy Monday Blues) • Sweet Little  Angel • Texas Flood.   

Jazz Blues, Vol. 6 (00843175) – Birk’s Works • Blues in the Closet • Cousin Mary • Freddie Freeloader • Now’s the Time • Tenor Madness • Things Ain’t What They Used  to Be • Turnaround.    


About Hal Leonard Corporation
Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation (www.halleonard.com) is the world’s largest music print publisher, producing songbooks, sheet music, educational publications, reference books, DVDs, CD-ROMs, children’s music products and more. In its more than 200,000 available publications, the company represents in print some of the world’s best known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters and arrangers. Hal Leonard is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and also has domestic offices in Winona, MN; New York; and Nashville; and offices abroad in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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