Satin Doll" is a jazz standard written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Written in 1953, the song has been recorded countless times, by such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, 101 Strings, Terry Callier, and Nancy Wilson. Its chord progression is well known for its unusual use of chords and opening with a ii-V-I turnaround. [1 ]
Johnny Mercer was often asked to write lyrics to already popular songs. The lyrics to "Satin Doll" were written after the song was already a hit in its instrumental version. Ellington used "Satin Doll" as the closing number at most of his concerts.
Bill Doggett recorded a version on his 1959 tribute album Salute To Duke Ellington ( King Records 533).
The Coasters released a version of the song on their 1960 album, One by One. [2 ]
The popular 1950s group
The Gaylords recorded a version of "Satin Doll" in 1958. [3 ]
The American vocal group
The Stylistics recorded a cover version for their 1976 album, Once Upon a Juke Box. [4 ]
Dr. John released a version of the song on his 1999 album, Duke Elegant.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Satin Doll", , Jazz Standards Compositions .
^ "One by One", , All music The Coasters , retrieved February 18, 2012 .
^ "The Best of the Gaylords: The Mercury Years", , All music The Gaylords , retrieved February 18, 2012 .
^ "Once Upon a Juke Box", , Discogs The Stylistics , retrieved February 18, 2012 .
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