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"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" is a 1931 composition by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Irving Mills, now accepted as a jazz standard. The music was written and arranged by Ellington in August 1931 during intermissions at Chicago's Lincoln Tavern and was first recorded by Ellington and his orchestra for Brunswick Records (Br 6265) on February 2, 1932.
NOTE: Only Gaga sing "Tony, Gaga".
Though not released as a single, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) was included with Cheek to Cheek on a 7" vinyl in the Cheek to Cheek box set. The song was also featured in H&M's Magical Holiday campaign.
|Writer and composer||Duke Ellington and Irving Mills|
|Tenor sax solo||George Rabbai|
|Tenor sax solo||Joe Lovano|
|Brass arranged and conducted||Marion Evans|
|Alto Sax||Lawrence Feldman and Lou Marini|
|Tenor Sax||Dave Mann & Andy Snitzer|
|Baritone Sax||Ronald Janelli|
|Trumpets||Tony Kadleck, Bob Millikan, John Owens and Budd Burridge|
|Tenor Trombone||Mike Davis, Larry Farrell and Keith O'Quinn|
|Bass Trombone||George Flynn|
|Publishing||Sony/ATV Harmony (ASCAP) and EMI Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP)|