Ad Lib Blues

Writer(s): Traditional
With Louis Armstrong
From the play, “Finian’s Rainbow”
From the CD Frank Sinatra In Hollywood (1940-1964) Disc 3, track 12

This cannot be transcribed. It is a scat version of the song with Frank Sinatra and the wonderful Louis Armstrong. A “SCAT” is a form of music and lyrics in which the human voice becomes a MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, as part of the orchestra, though it is usually made extempore as in a jam session. The best performances of this type was done by Ella Fitzgerald, especially in her rendition of “Lady Is A Tramp.”.