Makin’ Whoopee

imageHere’s another video of my favorite creation, the Microsoft Jazz Band. Shaz Adams does the honors with Makin’ Whoopee. Here is it’s pedigree:

  • The music was written by Walter Donaldson, the lyricist was Gus Kahn.
  • It was part of the Broadway-Musical “Whoopee!” in 1928
  • Later is was used in many movies, even in commercials. My favorite movie with the “Makin’ Whoopee”-Song is “The Fabulous Baker Boys”, where Michelle Pfeiffer sings it – lying on a piano!
  • It was used in “Sleepless in Seattle”, too.
  • As far as I know, the latest MW-movie was Woody Allen’s “Everyone says I love you” (as sung by Tirome Jerome)
  • Woody Allen loves this song, I think, cause he used it in his 1992 film “Husbands and Wives”, too. The song was played there by Bernie Leighton on the piano.

Lyrics as sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Enjoy.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra), and enjoy time with family and friends.
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2 Responses to Makin’ Whoopee

  1. Love this song! It’s such a timeless piece. It’s great hearing it again!

  2. gandalfe7 says:

    The classics will always move the crowd Laura. Thanks for peekin’ to the Bis Key Chronicles. :O)

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