Who Sang Makin' Whoopee? Etta Jones

Etta Jones From the Heart cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1962
length: 2:51
producer: Esmond Edwards
membranophone: Ed Shaughnessy
piano: Lloyd Mayers
vocal: Etta Jones
trumpet: Joe Wilder
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
arranger: Oliver Nelson
bass: Bob Bushnell
alto saxophone: Jerry Dodgion and Oliver Nelson
guitar: Wally Richardson
tenor saxophone: George Barrow and Bob Ashton
lyricist: Gus Kahn
composer: Walter Donaldson
Another bride, another June
Another sunny honeymoon
Another season, another reason
For makin' whoopee

A lot of shoes, a lot of rice
The groom is nervous, he answers twice
Its really killin' that he's so willin'
To make whoopee

Picture a little love nest
Down where the roses cling
Picture the same sweet love nest
Think what a year can bring

He's washin dishes and baby clothes
He's so ambitious he even sews
But don't forget folks,
Thats what you get folks, for makin' whoopee

He doesn't make much money
Five thousand dollars per;
Some judge who thinks he's funny
Says, "You pay six to her."

He says, "Now judge, suppose I fail?"
The judge says, "Budge, right into jail.
You'd better keep her
I think it's cheaper
Than making whoopee."

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Just Friends
  • 2 By the Bend of the River
  • 3 Makin' Whoopee
  • 4 You Came a Long Way From Saint Louis
  • 5 Funny
  • 6 They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • 7 I'll Never Be Free
  • 8 I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over
  • 9 Good Morning, Heartache
  • 10 Look for the Silver Lining
  • 11 There Goes My Heart