From Plank Road Publishing

adapted/arr. Paul Jennings and Teresa Jennings

We wanted to keep our setting of this familiar tune simple for a few reasons. For one thing, we wanted to emphasize the iconic "Charleston" rhythm, the one that occurs every time the word is sung. For another, we didn't want the lyrics to be too difficult, especially if the dance is being used or if students are performing the faster of the two versions. (The kit includes faster and slower full and accompaniment tracks.)

Though the recording features singers singing the lyrics both times, you don't have to do that. You could sing the first chorus, but for the second time through, have the performers play kazoos, then switch back to singing for the ending. Or have everyone dance for that part of the second time, again resuming the singing at the end. The orchestration will make it sound great either way.

The kit also includes a choreography video. (from Music K-8, Vol. 29, No. 4)

(Run time: 1:45)

What's in a Singles Reproducible Kit?These are single song kits that include: a Piano/Vocal Part; a Singer's Part with full rights to reproduce, perform, and use it as many times as you need for your students; and high-quality full performance and accompaniment (instrumental) recordings.

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format.

About the Audio RecordingsAudio recordings contain full performance and accompaniment only (instrumental) tracks.

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Charleston - Downloadable Kit with Video File
Downloadable PDFs, Performance/Accompaniment MP3s, lyric PowerPoint, and Video File: 72.1MB
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