Louis Jordan - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)
" Ernie Royal (tp) Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Louis Jordan (as, vo) Sam "The Man" Taylor (ts) Budd Johnson (ts, bars) Ernie Hayes (p) Mickey Baker (g) Wendell Marshall (b) Charlie Persip (d) Quincy Jones (arr, dir) NYC, October 22, 1956"
"I got a gal who's always late Any time we have a date But I love her Yes I love her
I'm gonna walk right up to her gate And see if I can get it straight 'Cause I want her I'm gonna ask her
Is you is or is you ain't my baby? The way you're actin' lately makes me doubt Yous is still my baby-baby Seems my flame in your heart's done gone out
A woman is a creature that has always been strange Just when you're sure of one You find she's gone and made a change
Is you is or is you ain't my baby Maybe baby's found somebody new Or is my baby still my baby true?
Is you is or is you ain't my baby Maybe baby's found somebody new Or is my baby still my baby true?"