Do Right

by wjw on March 30, 2016

From a young Peggy Lee, one of many classic renditions of “Why Don’t You Do Right,” also known as “The Weed Smoker’s Dream.”

While touring with the Goodman band, Miss Lee obsessively played Lil Green’s rendition of the song, which had earlier been recorded by the Harlem Hamfats (who were, by the way, from Chicago).  Goodman heard Lil Green so often he decided to create his own arrangement.

So this is the Peggy Lee/Benny Goodman version, with tasty additions from both Miss Lee and Goodman’s clarinet.  Enjoy.

Privateiron April 1, 2016 at 1:53 pm

If you ever play Fallout New Vegas you will get extremely tired of this song as it plays constantly in several locations.

wjw April 1, 2016 at 10:21 pm

The one that really got to me was the endless repetition of Dean Martin’s “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head.”

Privateiron April 4, 2016 at 8:32 am

I can see that. In fact, I can hear it now all over again. At least “Do Right” and some of the other songs were good at first and only suffered by repetition. It did not help that I played FNV in close proximity to the Bioshock trilogy; so reality seemed to be slipping into a time warp.

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