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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hit That Jive, Jack

By John Alston & Skeets Tolbert
1940

A red-hot little jazz number of the 1940s that continues to live on with hepcats everywhere to this day. Tolbert introduced it with his relatively obscure jazz ensemble, but it was with the Nat Cole Trio the following year that it got sent into the stratosphere. In recent years, it has become a very popular number with throwback hot jazz acts.

Happy 8th Birthday to my son--Hit that jive, Jack!

Lyrics:

Hit that jive Jack 
Put it in your pocket till I get back  
Going downtown to see a man  
And I ain't got time to shake your hand
 
Hit that jive Jack  

Put it in your pocket till I get back  
Time and time waits for no man  
And I ain't got time to shake your hand
 
Standing on a corner  

All full of jive  
But you know that you're my boy  
So I'm forced to give you five
 
Hit that jive Jack  

Put it in your pocket till I get back  
Going downtown to see a man  
And I ain't got time to shake your hand

Recorded By:

Nat King Cole
Diana Krall
John Pizzarelli
Joe Carroll
Boyd Bennett

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's a fantastic recording of this song, performed by Slim Gaillard and Bam Brown before a live audience:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkiqEiZGRmo

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B-Sol said...

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