American Fingerstyle Guitarist

The You And Me That Used To Be

The You And Me That Used To Be

Sheet music - PDF download, 3 1/2 pages

Intermediate advanced level

MP3 guide track included with download


This great song was a modest success for the songwriting team of Walter Bullock and Allie Wrubel in the late ’30s, and was recorded by several popular big bands. It didn’t seem to catch on as much with the best jazz bands, though we do have a terrific live 1937 recording by the Count Basie Orchestra, featuring Jimmy Rushing on vocals. The most memorable version is surely the one Rushing maxed in 1971 as the title track of his last record. Few artists have left the stage in better style. I recorded this on the second record I made with the singer Molly Andrews, The Moving Business, and have written out a fairly close transcription of what I played on the record, including the improvised solo. It works fine as an instrumental, though I must say that audiences really love the charming lyrics, which so strongly evoked an earlier time even in the 1930s.

Price: £4.00

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