Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You

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"Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You"
Single by The King Cole Trio
A-side"I Realize Now"
Released1944
Length2:54
LabelCapitol Records
Songwriter(s)Andy Razaf, Don Redman
The King Cole Trio singles chronology
"Straighten Up and Fly Right"
(1944)
"Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You"
(1944)
"The Frim-Fram Sauce"
(1946)

"Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" is a 1929 song written by Andy Razaf and Don Redman. It was recorded by the Redman-led McKinney's Cotton Pickers on Victor on November 5, 1929 as "Gee, Ain't I Good to You."[1]

It was later performed by The King Cole Trio. The single peaked at #20 on the national charts and was the group's final #1 on the Harlem Hit Parade.[2] The A-side of the song, "I Realize Now" peaked at #9 on the Harlem Hit Parade. It is usually played in E flat blues.

Other notable recordings of the song include versions by Fats Waller, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Clark, Art Blakey, Ray Charles, Kenny Burrell, Diana Krall, The Coasters,[3] Bill Wurtz[4], and Geoff Muldaur.[5][6]

The song featured in the 1994 movie The Mask, performed by Susan Boyd who dubbed Cameron Diaz.

Deana Martin recorded “Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You” on her 2013 album Destination Moon.

In 2015, Matt Dusk and Margaret recorded a version for their album Just the Two of Us.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.redhotjazz.com/cotton.html
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 126.
  3. ^ Jazz Standards.com: Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?
  4. ^ Wurtz, Bill (July 4, 2014). "jazz america". billwurtz.com.
  5. ^ http://www.mnblues.com/review/vanronk-ar11-00.html
  6. ^ http://www.softshoe-slim.com/lists/m/muldaur_geoff.html