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Curt Landes

Though Curt Landes was born in New Orleans, he 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.

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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.

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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.

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Curt Landes Song list



  • (VOCAL) After Hours


  • 409


  • A Foggy Day
  • A Nightingale Sang …
  • A Train
  • Aint Misbehavin (C, Db, or Eb)
  • Ain’t That a Shame (B)
  • All I’ve Got to Do (D or E)
  • All My Lovin’ – Beatles (C, Db or D)
  • 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)
  • Alright, O.K. (F)
  • Also Bud Powell – Dry Soul Blues Medleys
  • And I Love Her (B or C or Db)
  • Angel Eyes
  • Anything Goes (Eb instrumental) Eb>Bb vocal
  • As Time Goes By (C, Bb & Ab)
  • Autumn Leaves (Vocal – Em, Instrumental – Gm or Am)


  • Baby Elephant Walk
  • Baby’s in Black (A)
  • Back at the Chicken Shack
  • Back in the USSR (G or A)
  • Ballad of John & Yoko (B, C or D)
  • Because of You-Vince sang this one night…in D
  • Bewitched Bb or C
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Big Boss Man – Jimmy Reed (F)
  • Blackbird – (E)
  • Blue Monk
  • Blue Moon Eb
  • Blue Skies
  • Blue Xmas (Eb)
  • Blueberry Hill – (Start on IV) (Bb, C)
  • Body and Soul
  • Bright Lights, Big City – Jimmy Reed
  • Bye, Bye Blackbird (F)


  • C.C. Rider
  • Centerpiece
  • Centerpiece
  • Cherokee (Bb)
  • Chicago (C)
  • Choo-Choo-Ch-Boogie – Asleep at the Wheel (F)
  • Corcovado (C)


  • Dear Prudence – (A through C) instrumental D
  • Dindi (C)
  • Dont Get Around Much Anymore (Bb or C)
  • Don’t Blame Me C
  • Don’t Fence Me In F, Eb, E
  • Don’t let me Down
  • Down Home Blues – Z.Z. Hill
  • Down by the Riverside
  • Dream Ab


  • Eight Days a Week (Bb)
  • Eleanor Rigby – Beatles
  • Embraceable You (G instrumental)
  • Estate Bm
  • Every Day I have the Blues – B.B. King (G or F)
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye C or Db
  • Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime (Eb) F is OK too I think
  • Exactly Like You (Eb)


  • Fly Me to the Moon (C, Bb)
  • Fool on the Hill (A)
  • For No One (A)
  • For Once In My Life Bb


  • Georgia
  • Get Back
  • Getting Better (Bb or lower)
  • God Bless the Child (C, Eb)
  • God Only Knows
  • Goin’ to Chicago (Bb)
  • Good Morning Heartache (F, Start Cm)
  • Got me Doin’ What You Want Me to Do – Jimmy Reed
  • Got my Mojo Workin’


  • Hard Day’s Night (C)
  • Harlem Nocturne (Piano Arrangement – Gm)
  • Heart and Soul (A)
  • Hello Young Lovers
  • Help (F or higher)
  • Here Comes The Sun (A)
  • Heres That Rainy Day
  • Hey Jude – “(C” or “D” reggae)


  • 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
  • I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles (B, C)
  • I Should Have Known Better (D)
  • I Wanna Be Your Man (D or E)
  • I Will (Db or higher)
  • If I Fell – (Bb, B, or C duo G me solo jazz bossa nova)
  • In My Life (F Gb or G)
  • In My Room
  • I’m Happy Just To Dance With You (D or lower)
  • I’ve Got A Feelin’ (C)
  • I’ve Just Seen A Face (A or lower)


  • Julia (D)


  • Lady Madonna (E, F# even A)
  • Let It Be (A) Blues Heads


  • Money c. Bb


  • Night Train
  • Now’s the Time


  • Other “Booker T?” groove


  • Ray Charles/Basie riff
  • Route 66 – Asleep at the Wheel (F, Eb)


  • Senor Blues
  • Sloop John (B- F or G)
  • Surfin USA (Db or D)


  • Tenor Madness
  • The Blues is Alright (Bb)
  • Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
  • Tobacco Road – Lou Rawls Boogie & Blues
  • Twisted Eb


  • Yearnin’ (Oliver Nelson)

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