To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"
Song by Duke Ellington
Released1932 (1932)
RecordedFebruary 2, 1932
GenreJazz
Composer(s)Duke Ellington
Lyricist(s)Irving Mills

"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" is a 1931 composition by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Mills. It is now accepted as a jazz standard, and jazz historian Gunther Schuller characterized it as "now legendary" and "a prophetic piece and a prophetic title".[1] In 2008, Ellington's 1932 recording of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[2]

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    Views:
    5 327 701
    4 127
    11 622 344
    2 971 858
    117 763
  • It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Studio Video)
  • IT DON'T MEAN A THING by Duke Ellington with Ivie Anderson vocals 1932
  • Duke Ellington - It don't mean a thing (1943)
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
  • Tony Bennett - It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (from MTV Unplugged)

Transcription

Background

The music was composed and arranged by Ellington in August 1931 during intermissions at the Lincoln Tavern in Chicago and was first recorded by Ellington and his orchestra for Brunswick Records on February 2, 1932. After Mills wrote the lyrics, Ivie Anderson sang the vocal and trombonist Joe Nanton and alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges played the solos. The song became famous, Ellington wrote, "as the expression of a sentiment which prevailed among jazz musicians at the time".[3] Ellington credited the saying as a credo of trumpeter Bubber Miley,[3] who was dying of tuberculosis at the time;[4] Miley died the year the song was released.[5] The Ellington band recorded it numerous times, most often with trumpeter Ray Nance as vocalist.

Other versions

References

  1. ^ Gunther Schuller, The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945 (Oxford University Press, 1991), ISBN 978-0195071405, pp. 50-51. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  2. ^ "Grammy Hall Of Fame". Recording Academy. Archived from the original on 2011-01-22. Retrieved 2014-09-17.
  3. ^ a b Ellington, Duke (1976). Music Is My Mistress. Da Capo Press. pp. 419, 106. ISBN 978-0306800337.
  4. ^ Jazz Journal, Dec. 1965
  5. ^ Corliss, Richard (21 October 2011). "Is 'It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' one of the All-TIME 100 Best Songs?". Time. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. p. 206. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  7. ^ Yanow, Scott (2003). Jazz on Record: The First Sixty Years. Backbeat Books. p. 97. ISBN 978-0879307554.
  8. ^ "It Don't Mean A Thing – Matthew Morrison". AllMusic.
This page was last edited on 21 April 2021, at 17:14
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.