I Was Doing All Right is one of the Gershwin brothers lesser-known songs. It was written for a lesser-known 1938 movie, The Goldwyn Follies.
I’ve had a tough week (more about that tomorrow) so I thought something lyrically upbeat was in order. Besides, it means I can use the Louis and Oscar featured image.
We begin with two of my musical heroes, Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson.
The Gershwin songbook was one of the highlights of Ella Fitzgerald’s distinguished career as a recording artist:
I’ve always dug Carmen McRae’s name. She was a pretty darn good singer too.
Oscar Peterson isn’t the only great Canadian musician, so is the Divine Diana Krall
Making her debut on the Friday Cocktail Hour, Jane Monheit:
What would the Friday Cocktail Hour be without a Jazz instrumental version of the week’s song? This time, Stan Getz with the Oscar Peterson Trio:
Have I told you lately how much I love Oscar Peterson?
Speaking of my Oscar love, my friend Becky posted this Far Side cartoon in my honor:
That’s it for this week. Pour yourself a shot and drink to better times. It’s what Bogie, Frank, and Betty would want. Never argue with them.