My favorite kind of song: fast, swingy jazz with lyrics that are witty and/or intricately rhymed, performed by somebody who delivers the words and the music with equal skill. Examples include Bobby Short singing 'Nagasaki', Ella Fitzgerald singing 'Everything I've Got', and Louis Jordan singing pretty much anything. What other performances should I check out?
I'm trying to find an album by (I think) Ella Fitzgerald with suggestive/dirty lyrics. If my memory is correct, it was a full album and the lyrics were at minimum very suggestive and more toward full-on profane.
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Jazzfilter: I'm looking for the Ella Fitzgerald concert with this version of "Mr. Paganini (If You Can't Sing It)" on it. Unfortunately, her discography says the concert (02/18/1961 at Concertgebou, Amsterdam) was never issued. Does anyone know where I can find this record?
WBCN Boston Montage. I'm having a hard time identifying a couple of the songs that mention Boston in the old WBCN bumper they used to run (back when WBCN was actually in Boston). I have a YouTube clip and a list of songs in the extended... [more inside]