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'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)

Music by Melvin "Sy" Oliver and James "Trummy" Young

Originally Performed by Ella Fitzgerald

'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It) is a song written by jazz musicians Melvin "Sy" Oliver and James "Trummy" Young. It was first recorded in 1939 by Jimmie Lunceford, Harry James, and Ella Fitzgerald, and again the same year by Nat Gonella and His Georgians. The "shim sham" is often danced to the Lunceford recording of this song.

    Release Date: 1939


'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)

'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)

Here is a song written in the big band era, first sung by jazz vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald, in 1939 and ideal for introducing beginning and developing groups to swing style. In the Discovery Series, it's perfect for building jazz diction and rhythmic skills.

Voicing: 3-Part



Barrie Carson Turne : Just Voices - Jazz : SSA. / SAT : 01 Songbook : 884088627430 : 1847720528 : 14041562

Barrie Carson Turne : Just Voices - Jazz

Ten easy three-part a cappella arrangements of classic jazz songs, for either SSA or SAT choirs, with a piano part for convenient rehearsal. All of these rousing pieces are presented in new arrangements by Barrie Carson Turner. Just Voices Jazz brings together ten timeless jazz songs that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style.

Songlist: Ain't Misbehavin', Come Fly With Me, Don't Know Why, Fever, Fly Me To The Moon, If I Had You, Stormy Weather, 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It), Take the 'A' Train, The Girl From Ipanema

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Voicing: SSA. / SAT | 7267b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


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'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It) : 3-Part : Rosana Eckert : Ella Fitzgerald : Songbook : 00152218 : 888680093174

Rosana Eckert : 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)

Here is a song written in the big band era, first sung by jazz vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald, in 1939 and ideal for introducing beginning and developing groups to swing style. In the Discovery Series, it's perfect for building jazz diction and rhythmic skills.

Arranger: Rosana Eckert Performed By: Ella Fitzgerald

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00152218 | Voicetrax CD Available


'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It) : 2-Part : Rosana Eckert : Ella Fitzgerald : Sheet Music : 00152219 : 888680093181

Rosana Eckert : 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)

Here is a song written in the big band era, first sung by jazz vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald, in 1939 and ideal for introducing beginning and developing groups to swing style. In the Discovery Series, it's perfect for building jazz diction and rhythmic skills.

Arranger: Rosana Eckert Performed By: Ella Fitzgerald

More details
Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00152219 | Voicetrax CD Available

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