Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You

"Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" is a 1929 song written by Andy Razaf and Don Redman. It was recorded by the Redman-led McKinney's Cotton Pickers on Victor on November 5, 1929 as "Gee, Ain't I Good to You."[1]

"Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You"
Single by The King Cole Trio
A-side"I Realize Now"
Released1944
Length2:54
LabelCapitol Records
Songwriter(s)Andy Razaf, Don Redman
The King Cole Trio singles chronology
"Straighten Up and Fly Right"
(1944)
"Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You"
(1944)
"The Frim-Fram Sauce"
(1946)

King Cole Trio recordingEdit

It was later performed by The King Cole Trio. The single peaked at #20 on the national charts and was the group's final #1 on the Harlem Hit Parade.[2] The A-side of the song, "I Realize Now" peaked at #9 on the Harlem Hit Parade. It is usually played in E flat blues.

Other notable recordingsEdit

Other notable recordings of the song include versions by: Fats Waller, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Clark, Art Blakey, Ray Charles, Kenny Burrell, Diana Krall, The Coasters,[3] Bill Wurtz,[4] and Geoff Muldaur.[5][6] As well as, Deana Martin recorded “Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You” on her 2013 album Destination Moon. In 2015, Matt Dusk and Margaret recorded a version for their album Just the Two of Us.

Popular cultureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.redhotjazz.com/cotton.html
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 126.
  3. ^ Jazz Standards.com: Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?
  4. ^ Wurtz, Bill (July 4, 2014). "jazz america". billwurtz.com.
  5. ^ http://www.mnblues.com/review/vanronk-ar11-00.html
  6. ^ http://www.softshoe-slim.com/lists/m/muldaur_geoff.html