SWING IT LIKE ELLA
How do I swing it like Ella?
Or sing it like Sarah Vaughan?
Wanna give you Fever like Peggy
And turn you on…
Gonna steal that melody
From the horns like the Queen of Jazz
And make you feel the rhythm
Gonna shake you with pizzazz
Lady Ella, while I’m counting sheep
Sing it to me, Mama,
Teach me as I sleep
The love song of their dreams
So I can share what the music means
Gotta phrase it just right
So we can swing it all night
Be bop shooya dooya doobop bebop bam
Gotta tap my feet, wanna sing with the band
Shooya dooya do blowin’ the old gut strings
Gotta play the right notes for a First Lady swing
How do I style like Anita?
With hip attitude on black and white keys
With rhythm, dynamics and interesting chromatics
Feel jazz with a Jezebel tease…
How do I improvise like Billie?
While showin’ vulnerability
And, with a touch of the blues, Loverman,
You’ll feel your own mortality
I wanna tell you I love you
In a voice that echoes the stars
With their spirit and inspiration
I’m gonna steal your heart
Shooya dooya doobop bebop bam
Jazz cats, it’s time to jam
Shooya dooya do getting’ down on that thang
Wanna give you love with Swing
A retro-swing tribute to the great women of jazz.