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Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughan – I’ve Got It Bad & That Ain’t Good – Kennedy Center Salute To Duke Ellington

I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good) is a pop and jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster published in 1941….when it was introduced in the musical revue Jump for Joy by Ivie Anderson….who also provided the vocals for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra on the single Victor 27531. 

The list of artists that have recorded this song goes well into the hundreds….to include the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Louie Armstrong, Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Benny Goodman, Dinah Washington, U.S. Navy Band Commodores Ensemble, Donna Summer, Captain and Tennille, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon, Della Reese, Lou Rawls, Thelonius Monk, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Stan Kenton, Billy Holiday, Leena Horn, Ella Fitzgerald….and the list goes on. 

In this video seen herewith….legendary jazz vocalist, Sarah Vaughan, sings I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)” live on stage at The Kennedy Center in their salute to Duke Ellington…..while being accompanied by Billy Taylor and His All Star Orchestra.

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