Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You

22 09 2011

Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You—A. Razaf/D. Redman, 1929 (Recorded September 22, 2011) After this song was written in ’29 and first recorded by McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, it was not touched again until 1944 when Nat Cole had a hit with it. As Andy Razaf was a frequent writing partner with Fats Waller, I’m surprised that Waller never cut this tune…at least I’ve never heard a Fats version. I recorded this straight using an appropriate 1920s Lyon & Healy Washburn soprano ukulele, then I overdubbed the song through with a little maple banjo uke and distorted the sound on that for some background tone and rhythm. Added some percussion after the fact, and that was that.

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4 responses

22 09 2011
Dave Davies

more good stuff Patsy, keep ’em comin’! (I reckon you’ll do the 100, now you’ve taken the pressure off yourself…..)
all the best

23 09 2011
Patsy Monteleone

I’ll get there if it takes years! Thanks.

22 09 2011
Robert Hultman

A nice one, Patsy!

23 09 2011
Patsy Monteleone

Good to hear from you, Robert. Thanks!

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