Benny Goodman Orchestra and Peggy Lee – Why Don’t You Do Right?

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“Why Don’t You Do Right?” (Joseph “Kansas Joe” McCoy).

“Why Don’t You Do Right?” (originally recorded as “Weed Smoker’s Dream”) is an American blues- and jazz-influenced pop song written by Joseph “Kansas Joe” McCoy in 1936. A minor key twelve-bar blues with a few chord substitutions, it is considered a classic “woman’s blues” song and has become a standard.

Personnel:

  • Benny Goodman – clarinet, bandleader
  • Benny Goodman Orchestra
  • Peggy Lee – vocals

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Released: 1943

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