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Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
Composer: Andy Razaf / Don Redman

Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You was recorded by the Garcia / Saunders group in January 1974. This version was released on the Keepers album. The song was also performed at least twice by the group in 1974. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You was also played by Jerry Garcia when sitting in with Maria Muldaur during a show on October 12, 1974. (The images to the right are all the releases that feature Maria Muldaur singing on Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You.)

The song was written by Andy Razaf and Don Redman and first recorded by McKinney's Cotton Pickers in 1929. Don Redman was the groups musical director and saxophonist at the time of the recording. This original recording had the title Gee, Ain't I Good To You. Some other early recordings had the title Ain't I Good To You. The song became established as a jazz standard in the 1940s and from that time forward the title used on recordings is always Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You.



Jerry Garcia recordings

info Keepers, Merl Saunders, 1997

Other recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single (Plain Dirt / Gee, Ain't I Good To You), McKinney's Cotton Pickers, 1929? (Victor)
no info Single (Gee, Ain't I Good To You / Words Can't Express), McKinney's Cotton Pickers, 1930 (Bluebird)
no info Single (Gee, Ain't I Good To You / Wherever There's A Will, Baby), McKinney's Cotton Pickers, 19?? (Bluebird)
no info Single (Baby, Won't You Please Come Home / Ain't I Good To You), Don Redman And His Orchestra, 1940?
no info Single (Gee, Ain't I Good To You / On The Sunny Side Of The Street), Chu Berry And His Jazz Ensemble, 1941
no info Single (I Realize Now / Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You / Twilight Time / Tico Tico), The King Cole Trio / The Three Suns, 1944
no info Single (Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You / Is There Somebody Else), The Delta Rhythm Boys And Gulf Coast Five, 1945
no info Single (Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You / Mecca Flat Blues), Erskine Butterfield And His Blue Chasers, 1945
no info Single (Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You / The Lady In Bed), Hot Lips Page And His Orchestra, 1945
no info Single (Lover Man / Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You), Woody Herman And His Orchestra / Count Basie And His Orchestra, 1945
no info Single (Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You / I Realize Now), The King Cole Trio, 1946
no info Harvest Of Hits, Nat King Cole And His Trio, 1950
no info Single ((Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You), The King Cole Trio, 1950
no info EP ((Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Lush Life / Kee-Mo Ky-Mo / Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You), The King Cole Trio, 1950
no info Memorial Album, Chu Berry, 1952
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