Who Sang How Do You Keep the Music Playing? George Benson feat. The Count Basie Orchestra

The Count Basie Orchestra Big Boss Band cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990-9-11
length: 5:05
producer: George Benson
membranophone: Duffy Jackson
piano: Barry Eastmond
vocal: Carmen Bradford and George Benson
trumpet: Byron Stripling, George Cohn, Mike Williams and Bob Ojeda
orchestra: The Count Basie Orchestra
mixer: Ed Rak and Al Schmitt
recording engineer: Peter Darmi, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt
arranger: Frank Foster
bass: Ron Carter and Cleveland Eaton
alto saxophone: Dave Glasser and Danny Turner
guitar: George Benson and Charlton Johnson
keyboard: Barry Eastmond
tenor saxophone: Kenny Hing and Doug Miller
trombone: Tim Williams, Mel Wanzo and Clarence Banks
additional recording engineer: Dave Russell and Jeff Toone
bass trombone: Bill Hughes
baritone saxophone: John Williams
Some other versions of "How Do You Keep the Music Playing"

Lyrics
How do you keep the music playing?
How do you make it last?
How do you keep the song from fading too fast?
How do you lose yourself to someone?
And never lose your ways
How do you not run out of new things to say?
And since we're always changing
How can it be the same?
And tell me how year after year
You're sure your heart will fall apart
Each time you hear his name
I know the way I feel for you
It's now or never
The more I love the more that i'm afraid
That in your eyes I may not see forever..
Forever

If we can be the best of lovers
Yet be the best of friends
If we can try with everyday to make it better as it grows
With any luck, then I suppose
The music never ends

I know the way I feel for you
It's now or never!
(How do you keep the music playing?)
The more I love the more that I'm afraid
(How do you make it last)
That in your eyes I may not see forever
Forever

(How do you keep the song from fading, keep the song from fading too fast)
If we can be the best of lovers
Yet be the best of friends
If we can try with everyday to make it better as it grows
With any luck, then I suppose
The music never ends

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Without a Song
  • 2 Ready Now That You Are
  • 3 How Do You Keep the Music Playing
  • 4 On Green Dolphin Street
  • 5 Baby Workout
  • 6 I Only Have Eyes for You
  • 7 Portrait of Jennie
  • 8 Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  • 9 Skylark
  • 10 Basie's Bag

  • Release information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992629522
    script: Latin