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Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You

Lyrics:Andy Razaf
Music:Don Redman

The song was publishe 1929.

Redman was responsible for integrating the rhythmic approach of
Louis Armstrong into his arrangements for
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra during the mid-1920s.
In 1927 he was wooed away from Henderson
and joined McKinney’s Cotton Pickers,
the house band at the Greystone Ballroom in Detroit.
During his tenure with McKinney he wrote and recorded
his three best known tunes:
“Gee Baby...,” “Cherry,” and “Save it Pretty Mama.”
He recorded the latter tune while guesting with
Louis Armstrong’s band in Chicago in December, 1928.

While with the Cotton Pickers, Redman began utilizing an
unusual vocal style, more softly-spoken than sung,
which proved more effective than his normal singing style.
His vocal on “Gee Baby...” fits the haunting melody perfectly
and brings out the best in Andy Razaf’s lyrics.
The song explains why “there’s nothing too good for a gal that’s true,”
and those good things include a “fur coat for Christmas,
a diamond ring and big Packard coupe”
(later updated to a “Cadillac car” when Packard went out of business).

Following Nat “King” Cole’s hit version in 1944,
the tune started appearing in cover versions by numerous groups
and eventually became more popular than when originally released in 1929.




Love makes me treat you the way that I do
Gee Baby, ain't I good to you
Nothing in this world too good for a girl so good and true
Gee, baby, ain't I good to you

I bought you a fur coat for Christmas
And a diamond ring, yes I did
And a big Cadillac car, and everything

What makes me treat you the way that I do
It must be love baby
Gee baby ain't i good to you

I bought you a fur coat for Christmas
And a diamond ring,
And a great big Eldorado, and everything

It must be love that makes me treat you the way that I do
Gee, Baby ain't I good to you




Billie Holiday(Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You)
Billie Holiday


Ella Fitzgerald(Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You)
Ella Fitzgerald


Shirley Horn(Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You)
Shirley Horn


Diana Krall(Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You)
Diana Krall


Nat “King” Cole(Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You)
Nat “King” Cole








Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra





Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong





Diana Krall





Nat “King” Cole Quartet





Etta Jones





Peggy Lee





Gabriela Koch Trio




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