Recordings & Samples...
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Playing Now: Makin Whoopee
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||Composed by Walter Donaldson with lyrics by Gus Kahn||"Makin' Whoopee!" is a jazz/blues song, first popularized by Eddie Cantor in the 1928 musical Whoopee!. The song itself is a "dire warning", largely to men, about the "trap" of marriage. "Makin' Whoopee" begins with the celebration of a wedding, honeymoon and marital bliss, but moves on to babies and responsibilities, and ultimately on to affairs and possible divorce, ending with a judge's advice.|
|You Go To My Head
||Composed by J. Fred Coots with lyrics by Haven Gillespie||"You Go to My Head" is a 1938 popular song it's a unique conjunction of a sophisticated lyric and complex, lush
harmonic structure by two songwriters who were not generally known for such elegance; nevertheless the song is
highly regarded by jazz musicians and critics alike.
The first recording of the song was by Teddy Wilson with vocals by Billie Holiday.
||Composed by Kenny Dorham||"Blue Bossa" is an instrumental jazz composition. It was introduced on Joe Henderson's 1963 album Page One. A blend of hard bop and bossa nova, the tune was possibly influenced by Dorham's visit to the Rio de Janeiro Jazz Festival in 1961. The tune has since been recorded numerous times by different artists, making it a jazz standard.|
ChiJazz has an extensive repertoire of tunes varying from jazz standards to more modern popular tunes performed in a soulful jazz style.
The list below is an example of some of the jazz tunes that regularly get requested:
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Cry Me A River
Days Of Wine And Roses
Don't Blame Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Don't Know Why
A Foggy Day
Georgia On My Mind
Girl From Ipanema
Just The Two Of Us
Have You Met Miss Jones
How High The Moon
I Love You
In A Sentimental Mood
Lullaby Of Birdland
Manha De Carnaval (Black Orpheus)
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
The More I See You
The Nearness Of You
Night And Day
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Nostalgia In Times Square
On Green Dolphin Street
On Notes Samba
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Song For My Father
Stompin' At The Savoy
Take The A Train
They Can't Take That Away From Me
What Is This Thing Called Love
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life