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Though Curt was born in New Orleans, Curt Landes was calling St. Louis, Missouri his home by his teenage years. His music career has taken him through most of the U.S. and into Canada. Some noteworthy highlights are performances in St. Louis with Chuck Berry, a U.S. tour with blues legend Albert King, playing organ alongside “Rock & Of Hall Of Fame” pianist Johnnie Johnson, concerts w/ the St. Louis Symphony and even playing a for a nationally broadcast TV special under the St. Louis arch with Glen Campbell & John Hartford. Curt Landes has also opened shows for singer Phoebe Snow, jazz innovators “The Yellowjackets”, pop jazz band “Spyrogyra”, comedian David Brenner, country singers Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee and more.

Curt often plays around town in many different configurations including famed duos with Vince Martin and Al Oxenhandler. His repertoire of both jazz and popular music is unparalleled.

Standards

  • A Foggy Day
  • A Train
  • Aint Misbehavin (C, Db, or Eb)
  • All of Me (Bb or Ab)
  • All or Nothing at All C (Am)
  • All the Things You Are (also in 3/4)
  • Almost Like Being in Love G (also version in Em)
  • Angel Eyes
  • Anything Goes (Eb instrumental) Eb>Bb vocal
  • A Nightingale Sang …
  • As Time Goes By (C, Bb & Ab)
  • Autumn Leaves (Vocal – Em, Instrumental – Gm or Am)
  • Baby Elephant Walk
  • Because of You-Vince sang this one night…in D
  • Bewitched Bb or C
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Blue Moon Eb
  • Blue Skies
  • Body and Soul
  • Bye, Bye Blackbird (F)
  • Cherokee (Bb)
  • Chicago (C)
  • Corcovado (C)
  • Dindi (C)
  • Don’t Blame Me C
  • Don’t Fence Me In F, Eb, E
  • Dont Get Around Much Anymore (Bb or C)
  • Dream Ab
  • Embraceable You (G instrumental)
  • Estate Bm
  • Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime (Eb) F is OK too I think
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye C or Db
  • Exactly Like You (Eb)
  • Fly Me to the Moon (C, Bb)
  • For Once In My Life Bb
  • Georgia
  • God Bless the Child (C, Eb)
  • Good Morning Heartache (F, Start Cm)
  • Harlem Nocturne (Piano Arrangement – Gm)
  • Heart and Soul (A)
  • Hello Young Lovers
  • Heres That Rainy Day
  • I Could Write A Book (C)
  • I Fall in Love Too Easily (G) instrumental
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You (Db)

Old Rock and Roll

  • Ain’t That a Shame (B)
  • Blueberry Hill – (Start on IV) (Bb, C)
  • Blue Xmas (Eb)
  • 409
  • God Only Knows
  • In My Room
  • Sloop John (B- F or G)
  • Surfin USA (Db or D)
  • All I’ve Got to Do (D or E)
  • All My Lovin’ – Beatles (C, Db or D)
  • And I Love Her (B or C or Db)
  • Baby’s in Black (A)
  • Back in the USSR (G or A)
  • Ballad of John & Yoko (B, C or D)
  • Blackbird – (E)
  • Dear Prudence – (A through C) instrumental D
  • Don’t let me Down
  • Eight Days a Week (Bb)
  • Eleanor Rigby – Beatles
  • Fool on the Hill (A)
  • For No One (A)
  • Get Back
  • Getting Better (Bb or lower)
  • Hard Day’s Night (C)
  • Help (F or higher)
  • Here Comes The Sun (A)
  • Hey Jude – “(C” or “D” reggae)
  • If I Fell – (Bb, B, or C duo G me solo jazz bossa nova)
  • I’m Happy Just To Dance With You (D or lower)
  • In My Life (F Gb or G)
  • I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles (B, C)
  • I Should Have Known Better (D)
  • I’ve Got A Feelin’ (C)
  • I’ve Just Seen A Face (A or lower)
  • I Wanna Be Your Man (D or E)
  • I Will (Db or higher)
  • Julia (D)
  • Lady Madonna (E, F# even A)
  • Let It Be (A)

Blues Heads

  • Ray Charles/Basie riff
  • Back at the Chicken Shack
  • Blue Monk
  • Centerpiece
  • Night Train
  • Now’s the Time
  • Senor Blues
  • Tenor Madness
  • Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
  • Twisted Eb
  • Yearnin’ (Oliver Nelson)
  • Also Bud Powell – Dry Soul

Blues Medleys

  • (VOCAL) After Hours
  • Alright, O.K. (F)
  • C.C. Rider
  • Centerpiece
  • Choo-Choo-Ch-Boogie – Asleep at the Wheel (F)
  • Goin’ to Chicago (Bb)
  • Got my Mojo Workin’
  • Money c. Bb
  • Other “Booker T?” groove
  • Route 66 – Asleep at the Wheel (F, Eb)
  • The Blues is Alright (Bb)
  • Tobacco Road – Lou Rawls

Boogie & Blues

  • Big Boss Man – Jimmy Reed (F)
  • Bright Lights, Big City – Jimmy Reed
  • Down by the Riverside
  • Down Home Blues – Z.Z. Hill
  • Every Day I have the Blues – B.B. King (G or F)
  • Got me Doin’ What You Want Me to Do – Jimmy Reed

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