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Andy Razaf

voc, 1895-1973 US, Washington, D.C.
Singer / Composer of Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. Andreamentania Paul Razafkeriefo

American poet, composer, lyricist and occasional singer (born December 16, 1895, Washington, D.C., USA - died February 3, 1973, North Hollywood, California, USA). He began writing songs for nightclub revues in the 1910's, in the 1920's he collaborated with several composers including Eubie Blake and Fats Waller. Some of his Tin Pan Alley hits include "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose" He also collaborated on the Broadway scores for "Keep Shufflin’", "Hot Chocolates" and "Blackbirds of 1930". Inducted into the Songwriter's Hall Of Fame in 1972.

        
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Black and Blue on Best of New Orleans Brass by Various Artists
Stardust / Memories of You on Soft Jazz by Various Artists
Ain't Misbehavin' on Jazz Swingers by Various Artists
Honeysuckle Rose on Jazz Swingers by Various Artists
Opera In Vout (Groove Juice Symphony) on The Greatest American Swing Jazz by Various Artists
Memories of You on Blue Jazz by Various Artists
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You on Essential Jazz Fingerpickin' by Various Artists
I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town on Jazz for Dance Floors by Various Artists
Memories of You (Remastered) on West Coast Jazz: The Heat Is On by Various Artists
Gee Baby (Ain't I Good to You) on Velvet Vocals by Various Artists

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Two Watermelon SeedsAndy Razaf And J.C. Johnson1928Album
Collegiate / Don't Forget You'll Regret, Day By DayAndy RazafAlbum
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