I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)

"I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)" is a pop and jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster published in 1941. It was introduced in the musical revue Jump for Joy by Ivie Anderson,[1] who also provided the vocals for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra on the single Victor 27531.[2] Recordings to reach the Billboard charts in 1941/42 were by Duke Ellington (#13) and by Benny Goodman (vocal by Peggy Lee) (#25). [3]

Recorded versions by notable artistsEdit


  1. ^ Smith, Jessie Carney (1996). Notable Black American Women. VNR AG. p. 72. ISBN 0-8103-9177-5. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  2. ^ Jasen, David A. (2003). Tin Pan Alley: an encyclopedia of the golden age of American song (Google eBook). Taylor & Francis. p. 123. ISBN 0-415-93877-5. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 515. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.