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In 1952 Stan Getz did a live recording of a tune he wrote called "SWEETIE PIE" in one of the jazz clubs in NYC. and I believe it's the only one he did on this tune. What I'm looking for is the chord structure on it. It sounds like a combination of Honeysuckle Rose and another tune like "SWEET SUE"on the bridge. Stan really swings on this one. Give me a buzz if anybody has some info on this song. Thank's and stay well.


Doing a little searching on the internet I came up with this Info: (if your interested).

"SWEETIE PIE"  1934, music by John Jacob Loeb, lyrics by Fats Waller.

Just listen to young Stan on this one.

Thank's again



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Comment by Denis Ouellet on May 4, 2012 at 11:02am

Hi Ray,

Luckily we have three "live" recorded versions of Sweetie Pie. As far as I know.
The first one is at Birdland on Nov 13 1952 ,the second one at Carnegie Hall on the next day Nov 14 1952 and finally the third one on March 8 1953 at the Hi-Hat club in Boston.
I think the chord changes are based on "Avalon"

All these versions are incredible.


Comment by Ray Vitale on May 4, 2012 at 12:13pm

Hi Denis,

Thank's for the info on that tune. Right now I'm checking out the "AVALON" chords and see if it matches.

Thank's again



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