Who Sang It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)? Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra Presenting Joe Williams and Thad Jones / Mel Lewis: The Jazz Orchestra cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1968
length: 3:05
piano: “Sir” Roland Hanna
vocal: Joe Williams
guitar: Sam Herman
bass: Richard Davis
flugelhorn: Thad Jones
saxophone: Joe Farrell, Jerome Richardson, Pepper Adams, Eddie Daniels and Jerry Dodgion
trombone: Cliff Heather, Bob Brookmeyer, Garnett Brown and Tom McIntosh
trumpet: Jimmy Nottingham, Bill Berry, Snooky Young and Richard Williams
drums (drum set): Mel Lewis
lyricist: Irving Mills
composer: Duke Ellington
It don't mean a thing
If it ain't got that swing
(doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah)
It don't mean a thing
All you got to do is sing
(doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah)
It makes no diff'rence
If it's sweet or hot
Just give that rhythm
Ev'rything you got
Oh, it don't mean a thing
If it ain't got that swing
(doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah)

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Get Out of My Life Woman
  • 2 Woman's Got Soul
  • 3 Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning
  • 4 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
  • 5 How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)
  • 6 Keep Your Hand on Your Heart
  • 7 Evil Man Blues
  • 8 Come Sunday
  • 9 Smack Dab in the Middle
  • 10 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • 11 Hallelujah, I Love Her So
  • 12 Night Time Is the Right Time