[Dixielandjazz] Bananas

Ed Danielson mcvouty78 at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 7 15:35:11 PDT 2004

There have been lots of great responses to the request for Banana songs, but 
I don't think I've seen these:

Fried Bananas, a fine Dexter Gordon tune easily adapted to trad jazz
       (Rickey Woodard does a nice job with it on his album Yazoo)
Bananas and Cream, a marginal tune by Kinky Friedman
Going Bananas, by the Captain and Tennille
Banana Boy, by Eden "Nature Boy" Ahbez (also recorded by Karl Denson)
Banana Jam, a Chick Corea tune recorded by Airto
A Banana for Ron, by the hard bop drummer Cindy Blackman

and two tunes by blues pianists that might work:

Banana Man, by Peetie Wheatstraw
Banana Oil, by Memphis Slim

(Banana Oil, I'm told, is a byproduct of petroleum:   isoamyl acetate.  
Who'd have guessed?)

Lots of rock bands have recorded lots of tunes with Banana in the title, but 
I doubt they could be made to swing.

Kudos to whoever it was that remembered Loving You Has Made Me Bananas!

Ed Danielson

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