Monday, June 1, 2009

Questions : Why Don't You Do Right ?

Lil' Green : Why Don't You Do Right ?


It was only a few years after discovering this gem from the 1940's by Lil' White that I realized it was in Roger Rabbit's soundtrack.

The song was written by Joe McCoy, and first recorded by the Harlem Hamfats under another title, Weed Smoker's Dream (another great drug song btw).
But this wonderful version by Lil'Green, with new lyrics (very typical of women's blues), and Big Bill Broonzy on guitar, is a real standard, covered by Peggy Lee with the Benny Goodman Orchestra, then Amos Milburn, Johnny Otis and even Jessica Rabbit.

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