Friday, February 1, 2008

Artists Of The Harlem Renaissance

video from 2/26/07: To the tune of Jimmy Lunceford's "Tain't What You Do, It's The Way That You Do It." Sy Oliver arrangement with trombonist Trummy Young on vocal
"Trummy Young became a star while with Jimmy Lunceford. He was spotlighted as both a singer and trombonist, and his presentation was undoubtedly aided by the excellence of Sy Oliver's arrangements. Tain't What You Do It's The Way That You Do It is an example of a singing style that jazz critic Leonard Feather called “intimate and breathless.” Even today, Young's vocals sound refreshingly cooler and lighter than the barrel-toned delivery of most male band singers of the 30s and 40s."

When I was a kid about half past three
My daddy said "Son, come here to me"
Said things may come, and things may go
But this is one thing you ought to know...
'T ain't what you do it's the way hots you do it
'T ain't what you do it's the way hots you do it
'T ain't what you do it's the way that you do it
That's what gets results
Ma Ma Ma Ma
'T ain't what you do it's the time that you do it
'T ain't what you do it's the time that you do it
'T ain't what you do it's the time that you do it
That's what gets results
You can try hard
Don't mean a thing
Don't mean a thing
Take it easy, greasy
Then your jive will swing
Oh 't ain't what you do it's the place that you do it
'T ain't what you do it's the place that you do it
'T ain't what you do it's the place that you do it
That's what gets results

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