Armstrong, Louis: Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen - Sheet Music Download

Interpreter: Louis Armstrong
Instrumentation: (El.) Piano & Vocal, (El.) Piano & Melody
Music Genres: Spiritual, Jazz
Level: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Order No. 101-380-8045d
Publisher: jazzinotes
Transcription: Note-for-Note, incl. chord symbols
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Note-for-Note- transcription of the spiritual "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen" in the interpretation of Louis Armstrong for trumpet/vocal and piano.

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Interpreter Louis Armstrong
Music by trad.
Words by trad.
Instrumentation (El.) Piano & Vocal, (El.) Piano & Melody
Instruments Vocal, Trumpet, Piano
Instrumentation Details In the piano only the right hand is transcribed. The left hand usually plays the bottom notes of the chords which are also notated in the piano part (and in the score). In the drums only the bacic pattern is notated. The clarinet and the trumpet are in Bb. The chord symbols are notated in the piano and double bass parts and of course in the score, too.
Transcription Note-for-Note, incl. chord symbols
source YouTube Video
Duration 2:32
Level 3
Pages 31 (15 score + 16 parts)

The jazzinotes score of the spiritual "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen" is a note-for-note transcription of a video of the year 1962, here on YouTube. It is written for trumpet/vocal and piano. On the original recording some other instruments play at the very end, too, but only with a few notes. These notes are not includes (with the exception of some notes of the double bass, that are integrated in the left hand of the piano). For the vocal and the trumpet there are also parts (for the trumpet in Bb an also in C).

This spiritual seems to be the most touching lament of the slavery in the US. The authors of the spiritual are not known. The first score was written by the singer Harry Thaker Burleigh, a scholar of  Dvořák. There are a lot of other interpretations, e.g. of Mahalia Jackson, Golden Gate Quartet, Jimmy Witherspoon or Johnny Cash. And many musicians of Modern Jazz have interpreted it, e.g. Dizzie Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Alber Ayler, Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp, Charlie Haden etc.

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