Who Sang Straighten Up and Fly Right? Monty Alexander , Ray Brown & Herb Ellis

Release information
Release Date: 1990
length: 5:16
piano: Monty Alexander
bass: Ray Brown
guitar: Herb Ellis
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 Lined With a Groove
  • 2 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 3 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 4 Seven Come Eleven
  • 5 Fred
  • 6 Smile
  • 7 I'll Remember April
  • 8 Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  • 9 Lester Leaps In

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