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.