Rhythm Is My Business

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Rhythm Is My Business
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released 1962
Recorded January 30, 31 1962
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 42:25
Label Verve V 4056
Producer Norman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Rhythm Is My Business
Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Rhythm Is My Business is a 1962 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. The album was recorded with a big band and arranged and conducted by the American R&B organist Bill Doggett.

Down Beat magazine awarded this album 3½ stars, commenting that the emphasis here was on "swinging".

Billboard reviewed the album in September 1962 and said that it "rates a lot of play".[2]

Track listing[edit]

For the 1962 Verve LP release; Verve MG V-4056

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Rough Ridin'" Ella Fitzgerald, Hank Jones, William Tennyson 2:51
2. "Broadway" Billy Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode 2:43
3. "You Can Depend On Me" Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines 3:32
4. "Runnin' Wild" Arthur Gibbs, Joe Grey, Leo Wood 2:40
5. "Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World 'Cause That's Where Everything Is" Les Clark, Matt Dennis 2:42
6. "I'll Always Be In Love With You" Bud Green, Herman Ruby, Sam H. Stept 2:50
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Hallelujah, I Love Him So" Ray Charles 2:34
8. "I Can't Face the Music" Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler 5:00
9. "No Moon At All" Redd Evans, Dave Mann 2:36
10. "Laughin' on the Outside" Ben Raleigh, Bernie Wayne 4:53
11. "After You've Gone" Henry Creamer, Turner Layton 4:08
1999 CD reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Taking a Chance on Love" Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche 2:35
13. "If I Could Be With You" Creamer, James P. Johnson 2:39

Note: Track 7 has only been re-issued on CD in mono, due to the loss of the stereo master tape.[3]



  1. ^ "Rhythm Is My Business". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  2. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1 September 1962). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 23–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ Sleeve notes; CD re-issue Rhythm Is My Business" in 1999 on Verve 559 513-2. (Research; Ben Young)