Album Why Don't You Do Right Cover by Lena's Covers published on 2014-02-13T16:16:51Z. Both men are given composer credits on the original 78 record label, although Morand's name is misspelled. Stream Why Don't You Do Right Cover by Lena's Covers from desktop or your mobile device. "Why Don't You Do Right?" She intended to retire from the music industry and concentrate on homemaking, but she continued receiving offers to return to the music world, due in large measure to the success of "Why Don't You Do Right?" Lee married guitarist Dave Barbour and left Goodman in 1943. in 1947. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Peggy Lee, Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra, Amos Milburn and His Aladdin Chickenshackers, Barbara Dane, Earl "Fatha" Hines and His Orchestra, Joanie Sommers with Don Ralke and His Orchestra, Richard "Groove" Holmes and the Super Soul Big Band, Kiri Te Kanawa - Andre Previn - Ray Brown - Mundell Lowe. In 1936, the Harlem Hamfats recorded "The Weed Smoker's Dream". ", was recorded by Lil Green in 1941,[2] with guitar by William "Big Bill" Broonzy. The song defined Lee's sultry and rich vocal style early on in her career. I said, 'Oh, I love it.' They recorded an alternative version of "Why Don't You Do Right?" He said, 'Would you like to sing it?'" Learn how and when to remove this template message,, Selections from Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee, Norma Deloris Egstrom from Jamestown, North Dakota, The Peggy Lee Songbook: There'll Be Another Spring, Love Held Lightly: Rare Songs by Harold Arlen,, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from September 2019, All articles needing additional references, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 September 2020, at 03:55. written by Joe McCoy written by Joe McCoy Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass released it on the album Easy Living in 1986. David & Rex asked me to do this cover, so here it is. Finally ... he said, 'I think you really like that song.' [3], The song has its roots in blues music and originally dealt with a marijuana smoker reminiscing about lost financial opportunities. Featured in the 1943 film, Stage Door Canteen, it sold over 1 million copies and brought her to nationwide attention. Both men are given composer credits on the original 78 record label, although Morand's name is misspelled. "Why Don't You Do Right?" SecondHandSongs is building the most comprehensive source of cover song information. by Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass was written by Joe McCoy and was first recorded and released by Lil Green in 1941. ", One of the best-known versions of the song was recorded by Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman on July 27, 1942, in New York. A minor key twelve-bar blues with a few chord substitutions, it is considered a classic "woman's blues" song and has become a standard. [6] 1986, Weed Smoker's Dream EMBED. However, it reached number four on the Billboard charts and reached the same position on the Harlem Hit Parade charts. Band member McCoy later rewrote the song, refining the composition and lyrics. was not Goodman and Lee's biggest hit. Get out of here and get me some money too. Why Don't You Do Right? Mark Shane & Terry Blaine feat. instrumental, Why Don't You Do Right? (originally recorded as "Weed Smoker's Dream") is an American blues and jazz-influenced pop song written by "Kansas Joe" McCoy and Herb Morand in 1936. As it was rewritten, it takes on the perspective of the female partner, who chastises her man for his irresponsible ways: "Why don't you do right, like some other men do? In a 1971 interview[5] she said, "I had the record, and I used to play it over and over in my dressing room, which was next to Benny Goodman. Ultimately she returned to singing, and collaborated on and off with Goodman throughout her career. written by Joe McCoy Easy Living The recording was an early jazz and blues hit. The new tune, titled "Why Don't You Do Right? Ed Polcer, Tom Artin, Allan Vaché, Phil Flanigan, Ed Metz, Jr. Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander, Lezlie Anders and Buddy Greco with The UNLV Jazz Ensemble, Kenichiro Nishihara featuring Yuka Deguchi, Kathy Sherman and The Good Folk Collective, Andrea Pizziconi & The Oriente López Jazz Ensemble, Veronica Klaus and the Tammy L. Hall Quartet, Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band, Aurore Voilqué Trio featuring Angelo Debarre, © 2003-2020 written by Elizabeth Bougerol "Why Don't You Do Right?" French. Hot Swing Caravan at World of Jazz Festival 2020 Brampton, ON Canada ♫ WhiteRaven856 – "Why Don't You Do Right" cover (ft. WLB) ♫ Movies Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item.