Who Sang Straighten Up and Fly Right? Arthur Blythe

Arthur Blythe Exhale cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Jazz
Style: Post Bop
length: 4:05
producer: Cecil Brooks III and Arthur Blythe
engineer: Katsuhiko Naito
alto saxophone: Arthur Blythe
piano: John Hicks
Some other versions of "Straighten Up and Fly Right"

Lyrics
The buzzard took the monkey for a ride in the air
The monkey thought that ev'rything was on the square
The buzzard tried to throw the monkey off his back
The monkey grabbed his neck and said, "Now, listen, Jack
Straighten up and fly right, straighten up and fly right
Straighten up and fly right, cool down papa, don't you blow your top
Ain't no use in divin'. What's the use of jivin'?
Straighten up and fly right, cool down papa, don't you blow your top"
The buzzard told the monkey, "You're choking me
Release your hold and I'll set you free"
The monkey looked the buzzard right dead in the eye and said
"Your story's touching, but is sounds like a lie"
Straighten up and fly right, straighten up and stay right
Straighten up and fly right, cool down papa, don't you blow your top

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Cousin Mary
  • 2 Come Sunday
  • 3 Exhaust Suite: Nonette
  • 4 Exhaust Suite: Surrender
  • 5 Exhaust Suite: LC
  • 6 Exhaust Suite: Phase Two
  • 7 Night Train
  • 8 7/4 Thang
  • 9 Equinox
  • 10 Just Friends
  • 11 CJ
  • 12 All Blues
  • 13 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 14 Exhale

  • Release information
    label: Savant Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 633842205021
    script: Latin