Whittier, California. Ayanna and Gabi went up a hill fast. They came down the hill slow.
Since this year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jazz singer great Ella Fitzgerald, posting this video to go with one of my favorite songs, "Cow Cow Boogie," sung by Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots, from 1944.
I first heard this song back in 1976 when I was traveling and living in Sweden.
The apartment I sublet came with a fantastic collection of jazz music. I listened to this song almost daily as it was on a long reel and I didn't know how to change it. Never got tired of listening to it.
To learn more about this great song go to:
To hear the original Ella Fitzgerald version:
This was posted by YouTube user preservationhall01, as source for the song's origins, writes,
"Raye and DePaul were not the composers of this music, they only arranged it for Freddie Slack's Orchestra. The song was composed by Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport in 1925 and first recorded on the Okeh label in October 1925 with vocalist Dora Carr one of the Okeh blues ladies. You can see that '25 recording on YT. "