Who Sang Straighten Up and Fly Right? Nnenna Freelon

Nnenna Freelon Soulcall cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz/Contemporary Jazz
length: 3:25
vocal: Nnenna Freelon
mixer: Josiah Gluck
engineer: Josiah Gluck and Marcelo Pennell
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 Better Than Anything
  • 2 Let It Be Me
  • 3 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 4 Amazing Grace
  • 5 Button Up Your Overcoat
  • 6 One Child at a Time
  • 7 I Say a Little Prayer
  • 8 If It's Magic
  • 9 Soulcall
  • 10 Just in Time
  • 11 Paper Moon
  • 12 You're Nearer / Nearer My God to Thee
  • 13 Amazing Grace (Trio version)

  • Release information
    label: Concord Jazz
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 013431489627
    script: Latin