Who Sang It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)? Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1955
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bop/Swing
length: 4:42
double bass: Oscar Pettiford
piano: Thelonious Monk
drums (drum set): Kenny Clarke
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 It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
  • 2 Sophisticated Lady
  • 3 I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)
  • 4 Black and Tan Fantasy
  • 5 Mood Indigo
  • 6 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  • 7 Solitude
  • 8 Caravan