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“Why don’t you do right” March 31, 2007

Posted by Jeff in 1929 through WWII, Jazz, Movies, Music, Peggy Lee, Swing.
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A clip from Stage Door Canteen (1943).

Don’t know if the backup band is exactly the same as that for the 78 which was recorded in New York the year before. In addition to Peggy Lee (vocals), the band for the recording was Benny Goodman (clarinet), Mel Powell (arranger, piano), Clint Neagley and Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone) Zoot Sims and Jon Walton (tenor sax) Robert Poland (baritone sax) Tony Faso, Jimmy Maxwell and Lawrence Stearns (trumpet) Charlie Castaldo and Lou McGarity (trombone) Dave Barbour (guitar) Cliff Hill (double bass) Howard Davies (drums). A year later, Lee married Dave Barbour who can be seen behind her in the film.

If this number sounds familiar, it’s the song Jessica Rabbit sings in the nightclub scene in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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