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composer: Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (1931-08)
lyricist: Irving Mills (1931)
publisher: Duke Ellington Music
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP)
Wikidata: Q730605 [info]
is the basis for: Swingy Thing (Solo Tenor Horn & Brass Band)
later versions: Doo Uap, Doo Uap, Doo Uap

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1932-02-02 It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing [1932-02-02] Ivie Anderson 3:12
1932-02-02 – It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:11
1932-06 It Don't Mean a Thing (6/32) The Mills Brothers 2:17
1935-10-21 It Don’t Mean a Thing Stéphane Grappelli and His Hot Four 3:05
1944-01-18 It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Svend Asmussen 2:40
1945-04-21 It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:36
1945-05-14 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:03
1945-05-19 It Don't Mean a Thing live Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:57
1952-01-07 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Shelly Manne, Jimmy Giuffre, Shorty Rogers & Bill Russo 2:17
1953-12-09 It Don't Mean a Thing (if It Ain't Got That Swing) Dizzy Gillespie 6:40
1954-02-06 It Don’t Mean a Thing Clark Terry 3:16
1954-06-17 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 10:18
1954-08-02 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) George Cates & His Orchestra feat. Mel Tormé 2:14
1954-08-11 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (live, 1954-11-08) cover and live Stan Getz 5:58
1955-07-21 – 1955-07-27 It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) cover and instrumental Thelonious Monk 4:42
1956-01-27 It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 2:51
1956-09-13 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) instrumental The Teddy Wilson Trio ?:??
1957-09-04 – 1957-09-16 It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) cover Ella Fitzgerald 4:15
1959-03-04 It Don't Mean A Thing instrumental and live Sonny Rollins 4:47
1960-07-22 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) live Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1:52
1962-10-25 It Don't Mean a Thing June Christy 1:46
1968-09 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) live Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:02
1970-12-15 It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing! instrumental Paul Gonsalves / Earl Hines 10:46
1971-07-21 Aspects of Duke Medley: Mood Indigo / Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me / It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) live and medley Ella Fitzgerald 7:24
1975-02-04 – 1975-02-05 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Aint Got That Swing) instrumental Kenny Burrell 9:36
1976-07-21 – 1976-07-22 It Don't Mean a Thing live Piera Martell 2:02
1977-04-29 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) cover Benny Carter 11:37
1987 It Don't Mean a Thing live Carmen McRae & Betty Carter 6:09
1988-07 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) instrumental and live The Ray Brown Trio 7:12
1991-08 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got that Swing) live Anita O’Day 3:53
1994-04-15 It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) cover and live Tony Bennett 3:38
1994-04-15 It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing cover and live Tony Bennett 3:38
1994-06-10 – 1994-06-14 It Don't Mean a Thing John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra feat. Nancy Wilson 2:27
1996-01-03 It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (live, 1996-01-03: Blues Alley, Washington DC) cover and live Eva Cassidy 2:36
2000 It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (live, 2000: Cambridge, UK) live Dr. John 5:32
2007-03 It Don't Mean A Thing cover The Postcard Brass Band 3:10
2007 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Deborah Brown 3:17
2009-09-17 It Don’t Mean a Thing cover, instrumental and live Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble 2:52
2012-03-11 – 2012-03-12 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Cyrille Aimée 4:20
2015-02-10 It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) instrumental George Cables 4:36
2015-04-17 It Don’t Mean a Thing Delfeayo Marsalis 7:28
D. Ellington Medley: Sophisticated Lady / It Don't Mean a Thing cover and medley Jean Mac & The George Gallus Trio 5:10
Don't Mean a Thing cover Space Jazz Dub Men 3:45
Duke Medley medley Cyrus Chestnut Trio 6:04
Ellington Medley medley Rosemary Clooney 2:20
I Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Nina Simone 2:30
In a Sentimental Mood / It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing instrumental Canadian Brass 2:48
It Doesn't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Ivie Anderson 3:14
It Don't Mean a Thing cover Illinois Jacquet 6:02
It Don't Mean a Thing Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:01
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington 3:03
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 2:40
It Don't Mean a Thing Ivy Anderson with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:10
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 10:18
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:01
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 10:20
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:05
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:31
It Don't Mean a Thing cover, instrumental and live Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Narodowej, Krzesimir Dębski, Canadian Brass 4:02
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:02
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:01
It Don't Mean a Thing Barbara Hendricks & The Monty Alexander Trio 4:53
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:08
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 10:18
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:03
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:05
It Don't Mean a Thing The Mills Brothers 2:27
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:29
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:29
It Don't Mean a Thing The Mills Brothers 2:45
It Don't Mean a Thing Elvin Jones 5:46
It Don't Mean a Thing Kevin Mahogany 4:30
It Don't Mean a Thing Sarah Vaughan 2:29
It Don't Mean a Thing cover 青木カレン 2:44
It Don't Mean a Thing Sheila Jordan & Harvie Swartz 3:26
It Don't Mean a Thing Joe Williams & Carmen McRae 3:21
It Don't Mean a Thing June Christy 1:43
It Don't Mean a Thing instrumental Bill Ware 5:25
It Don't Mean a Thing Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 4:00
It Don't Mean a Thing The Duke Ellington Orchestra 3:02
It Don't Mean a Thing Yo, Gadjo! 3:11
It Don't Mean a Thing Select Live Saxophone Workshop 12:27
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:01
It Don't Mean a Thing cover and instrumental BIG Sound 2:25
It Don't Mean a Thing cover Michelle Creber 2:18
It Don't Mean a Thing cover Dizzy Gillespie 6:38
It Don't Mean A Thing cover VocaLoca 3:09
It Don't Mean a Thing - If It Ain't Got That Swing Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 4:11
It Don't Mean A Thing (BIG BAND JAZZ LIVE Ver.) cover and live JUJU 4:22
It Don't Mean a Thing (If Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:03
It Don't Mean a Thing (if It Ain't Got That Swing) live Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald 7:11
It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got that Swing) cover James Tormé 3:35
It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald 7:12
It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:51
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got that Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:03
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 7:11
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Thelonious Monk 4:41
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) cover Stan Getz & Dizzy Gillespie 6:41
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Betty Carter 6:13
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Mel Tormé and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette 3:30
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) The Mills Brothers 2:18
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) cover Paris Washboard 5:49
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) cover Eva Cassidy 2:23
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 3:59
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) live Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 7:16
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington 3:12
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington 3:01
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington 4:52
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington 3:13
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington ?:??
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 3:59
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington 3:11
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington 0:48
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington 3:00
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 3:57
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington 3:11
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 4:01
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 4:00
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington 2:47
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 4:03
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 4:00
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Ivie Anderson & Duke Ellington 3:08
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) cover Tony Bennett 4:02
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) cover Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers 3:38
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Guru & Tashina Daniels 4:06
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Chris Connor 3:23
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:28
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 10:18
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Ivie Anderson 3:13
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:00
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:34
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:02
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:03
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:33
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:02
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:00
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:49
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) live Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:57
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:04
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:03
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington and His Orchestra ?:??
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:18
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:48
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:32
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:00
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:20
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:03
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:51
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) instrumental Thelonious Monk 4:41
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) cover Pure Jazz Moods 2:47
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) instrumental Clark Terry & Jon Faddis 8:27
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) cover Jane Horrocks 5:04
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Louis Armstrong 3:59
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Linnzi Zaorski & Delta Royale 3:20
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 3:59
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:02
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Quickstep Dave Arch & The Strictly Come Dancing Band 1:37
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Finale) Duke Ellington 2:22
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (reprise) Mel Tormé and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette 0:59
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) / Satin Doll / Solitude / I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good) / Don't Get Around Much Anymore / Mood Indigo Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 11:35
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing] Duke Ellington 3:11
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ani't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:44
It Don't Mean a Thing If Ain't Got That Swing cover Thelonious Monk 4:43
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing June Christy 1:54
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 4:03
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing cover Cynthia Felton 2:43
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Chantz 2:25
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing instrumental Maynard Ferguson 4:21
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Anita O’Day 3:27
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Duke Ellington 3:13
It Don't Mean A Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing Nina Simone 2:28
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (instrumental) instrumental Scott Hamilton 4:58
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (live) cover and live Tony Bennett 3:07
It Don't Mean a Thing, (so) Sing, Sing, Sing medley Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra 2:36
It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing Duke Ellington 3:03
It Don’t Mean a Thing Sebastien Skaf 3:08
It Don’t Mean a Thing cover and instrumental Joscho Stephan 2:40
It Don’t Mean a Thing cover Club des Belugas feat. Brenda Boykin ?:??
It Don’t Mean a Thing Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 4:31
It Don’t Mean a Thing Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 3:02
It Don’t Mean a Thing instrumental Stringfever 2:29
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) cover Thelonious Monk 4:42
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (live, 2007-10-11: Place des Arts, Montreal, Canada) live Nikki Yanofsky 4:41
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Duke Ellington 2:49
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) instrumental Stan Getz 6:39
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (live, 2007-10-11: Place des Arts, Montreal, Canada) Nikki Yanofsky 4:41
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:31
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) The Modern Jazz Quartet 5:04
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:10
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:30
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Louis Armstrong & The Duke Ellington Orchestra 3:57
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong 3:58
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) cover Bob Blakeley 3:31
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) cover Dr. John 5:09
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) cover Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga 2:23
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) cover Joe Jackson 5:11
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Ivie Anderson 3:13
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) cover Tony Bennett 3:45
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Anita O’Day 3:24
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Duke Ellington 10:18
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Duke Ellington 3:04
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) The Mills Brothers 2:48
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (Late Night Alumni remix) Ella Fitzgerald 5:14
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing cover Thelonious Monk 4:44
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing Nina Simone 2:28
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing André Previn with Mundell Lowe & Ray Brown 3:06
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing cover The Puppini Sisters 4:52
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing Nina Simone 2:26
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing Nina Simone ?:??
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing cover Cliff Adams Singers and the Jack Emblow Quartet 1:58
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing / Back Home in Tennessee medley Freddy Gardner & His Messmates 2:52
It Donʼt Mean a Thing (If It Ainʼt Got That Swing) Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra 3:56
Sophisticated Ladies: A Tribute to Duke Ellington: Sophisticated Lady / Take the "A" Train / Mood Indigo / It Don't Mean a Thing medley John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 8:24