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#1 Post by Jerry_Jelinek » Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:17 am

WKHR is organizing our next fund raiser. Scheduled for Oct 18-24.

I got the idea of creating a CD of swing music that relates to money.
I thought all of you pro DJs could come up with some ideas.

Here is a list from the top of my head:

'Plenty of Money and You' - Tony Bennet with Count Basie
'Why Don't you Do Right' - Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman
'Boogie for a Nickle' - Dick Kenney Orch
'Send Me Some Money' - Les Paul and Mary Ford
'Get Some Cash for your Trash' - Fats Waller

Others you can think of?

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#2 Post by Matthew » Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:13 am

Some quick ones. I'm sure you'll get gazillions more (we're talking jazz, right?):

"Money Is Honey" - Basie
"Pink Cadillac" - Paul Bascomb
"Nickel's Worth of Liver" - Edith North Johnson and Henry Brown
"Haven't Got a Dollar to Pay Your House Rent Man" - (Don't have the musician handy. It's off
When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 2.)
"Them Who Has, Gets" - Jimmie Lunceford

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#3 Post by sonofvu » Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:28 am

"Betcha nickel" Ella Fitzgerald
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#4 Post by Platypus » Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:08 am

I've got five dollars - various artists (Ella sings one version)
Money's getting Cheaper - Jimmy Witherspoon
Million Dollar Secret - Helen Humes or Irene Reid
Pennies from Heaven - various

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#5 Post by CafeSavoy » Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:10 am

a few with money in the title:

black star + ron carter + john patton _money jungle _red hot + indigo _02
Duke Ellington, Max Roach, Charles Mingus _Money Jungle
blue ridge playboys _give me my money _okeh western swing _04
buddy johnson _a pretty girl (a cadillac and some money) (120'') _rockin' n' rollin' _05
charles brown _money's getting cheaper (135'') _so goes love _04
count basie _easy money _en concert avec europe 1 (cd 1)['62] _11
count basie _easy money _the best of count basie-the roulette years ('57-'62) _17
count basie _money is honey _brand new wagon _17
count basie _money is honey _complete original american rca-victor recordings (cd2) _11
count basie and tony bennet _with plenty of money and you _count basie and his orchestra swings, tony bennet sings ['59] _02
gene ammons _hold that money (80') - earl coleman (vo) ['47] _blowing the blues away 1944-1947 _12
jimmy smith _only in it for the money (with dr. john) _dot com blues _01
jimmy witherspoon _money's gettin' cheaper (133'') _live at condon's, new york ['90] _08
jimmy witherspoon _money's gettin' cheaper (136'') _evenin' blues ['63] _01
jimmy witherspoon _money's gettin' cheaper (144) ['47] _and jay mcshann ['47-'49] _06
joe turner _money first (180) _texas style [b&b] ['71] _01
joe williams _love without money (120) - shirley horn _in good company ['89] _04
lavern baker _money blues _precious memories,lavern sings bessie smith _16
mighty blue kings _money's gettin' cheaper (126) _live from chicago
pearl bailey _five pound box of money (138'') _hipsters' holiday _13
tommy dorsey and his orchestra _fresh money _the post-war era _07
tony bennet _with plenty of money and you (255'') _count basie swings, tony bennet sings ['59] _02


God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday)
Times Gettin' Tougher Than Tough (Jimmy Witherspoon)
Hard Times (Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles)
Let The Good Times Roll (Ray Charles)
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#6 Post by Jerry_Jelinek » Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:20 am

Matthew wrote:....(we're talking jazz, right?).....
Hmmmm is there any other form of music worth talking about??? :shock:

WAIT - don't answer that.

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#7 Post by LazyP » Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:10 am

Brother can you spare a dime? - Blue Room Boys
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#8 Post by CafeSavoy » Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:30 am

LazyP wrote:Brother can you spare a dime? - Blue Room Boys
Abbey Lincoln has nice version of that too. It might be on her cd _You Got To Pay the Band_.

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#9 Post by Nando » Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:55 pm

"Put Some Money In The Pot, 'Cause The Juice Is Runnin Low" - Louis Jordan

"A Dollar Down" - Louis Jordan

"Got a Penny, Benny" - Joe Carroll

"Million Dollar Smile" - Lionel Hampton

"I Can't Give You Anything But Love" - Various

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#10 Post by Shorty Dave » Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:33 am

If you want to get real creative, how about "I've Got Plenty of Nothin'", or Chris Connor's "Miser's Serenade"?

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#11 Post by mousethief » Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:15 am

CafeSavoy wrote:
LazyP wrote:Brother can you spare a dime? - Blue Room Boys
Abbey Lincoln has nice version of that too. It might be on her cd _You Got To Pay the Band_.
It is indeed.

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#12 Post by Swifty » Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:28 am

"Three Cent Stomp"

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#13 Post by GemZombie » Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:33 am

Camille Howard - Money Blues
The Blue Bird Society Orchestra (or many others) - The Gold Diggers' Song (We're In the Money)
Wynonie Harris - You're Money Don't Mean A Thing
Camille Howard - Million Dollar Boogie
Roy Milton - Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket
Lionel Hampton - Million Dollar Smile
Glenn Miller - The Moon is a Silver Dollar
Tiny Bradshaw - Stack of Dollars
Ella Fitzgerald - Betcha Nickel
Joe Carroll - Got a Penny, Benny
Andrew Sisters - A Penny A Kiss, A Penny A Hug
Dave Bartholomew - Nickel Wine
Chuck Higgins - Broke
The Clovers - Your Cash Ain't Nothing But Trash
Fats Waller - Cash For Your Trash
Wynonie Harris - She Just Won't Sell No More
Peggy Lee - Big Spender

And a blast from the not so distant past:

Royal Crown Revue - Datin' With No Dough
Jumpin' Jimes - Brutha Can You Spare a Dime
Indigo Swing - That's Where My Money Goes

And Her Tears flowed like wine starts out with a money theme.

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#14 Post by caab » Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:43 am

Boswell Sisters--We're in the Money

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#15 Post by KattenPejst » Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:25 am

Buck dance rhythm - slim and slam (new york, 9 nov, 1938)

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