A song that has been covered so many times that I wasn’t sure which was the original version. But now I know that Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head was composed by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, and recorded by vocalist B.J. Thomas for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The internet tells me that the song won an Oscar for Best Original Song, while David and Bacharach also won Best Original Score for the movie.
Importantly for trumpet players, the original solo was performed by the amazing Chuck Findley. Simple, bouncy, optimistic, and very fitting. And if you needed to see what the dots look like, now you can…
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