Rhythm Is My Business

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Rhythm Is My Business
Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 30, 31 1962
GenreVocal jazz
LabelVerve V 4056
ProducerNorman Granz
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 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
1."Rough Ridin'"Ella Fitzgerald, Hank Jones, William Tennyson2:51
2."Broadway"Billy Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode2:43
3."You Can Depend On Me"Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines3:32
4."Runnin' Wild"Arthur Gibbs, Joe Grey, Leo Wood2:40
5."Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World 'Cause That's Where Everything Is"Les Clark, Matt Dennis2:42
6."I'll Always Be In Love With You"Bud Green, Herman Ruby, Sam H. Stept2:50
Side two
7."Hallelujah, I Love Him So"Ray Charles2:34
8."I Can't Face the Music"Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler5:00
9."No Moon at All"Redd Evans, Dave Mann2:36
10."Laughin' on the Outside"Ben Raleigh, Bernie Wayne4:53
11."After You've Gone"Henry Creamer, Turner Layton4:08
1999 CD reissue bonus tracks
12."Taking a Chance on Love"Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche2:35
13."If I Could Be With You"Creamer, James P. Johnson2:39

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)