Who Sang Straighten Up and Fly Right? Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra

Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra For Sentimental Reasons cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986
length: 2:16
producer: Peter Asher
membranophone: Louie Bellson
conductor: Terry Woodson
piano: Don Grolnick
vocal: Linda Ronstadt
trumpet: Warren Luening
mixer: George Massenburg
recording engineer: George Massenburg
arranger: Nelson Riddle
bass: Ray Brown
background vocals: James Taylor
guitar: Dennis Budimir and Bob Mann
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 When You Wish Upon a Star
  • 2 Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered
  • 3 You Go to My Head
  • 4 But Not for Me
  • 5 My Funny Valentine
  • 6 I Get Along Without You Very Well
  • 7 Am I Blue
  • 8 I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
  • 9 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 10 Little Girl Blue
  • 11 ’Round Midnight

  • Release information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596047425
    script: Latin