Who Sang Strike up the Band? Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones Strike Up the Band cover art
Release information
Writer(s): George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Genre: Jazz Latin Stage & Screen
Style: Easy Listening/Theme/Big Band/Smooth Jazz/Cool Jazz
length: 2:29
Let the drums roll out
Let the trumpet call
While the people shout, "strike up the band"

Hear the cymbals ring
Calling one and all
To the martial swing, strike up the band

There is work to be done, to be done
Let's have fun, fun, fun
You son of a gun of a gun, take your stand

Form a line, oh, oh
Come on, let's go
Hey, leader, strike up the band!

There is work to be done, to be done
Let's have fun, fun, fun
Come on, son of a gun of a gun, take your stand

Form a line, oh, oh
Come on, let's go
Hey, Mr. Leader,
Hey, Mr. Leader,
Please strike up the band!

Tracklist
  • 1 Baby Elephant Walk
  • 2 The Pink Panther
  • 3 Dreamsville
  • 4 Soldier in the Rain
  • 5 Blues in the Night
  • 6 Take Five
  • 7 After Hours
  • 8 Desafinado
  • 9 Cast Your Fate to the Wind
  • 10 Jive Samba
  • 11 Strike up the Band
  • 12 Dear Old Stockholm
  • 13 The Gentle Rain
  • 14 Bossa Nova USA