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Ain't Nobody's Business

Our version of this Public Domain blues song.

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Ain't Nobody's Business"(originally "Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do") is a 1920s blues song that became one of the first blues standards. It was published in 1922 by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins.The song features a lyrical theme of freedom of choice (and Bud re-wrote the lyrics for the last 2 stanzas) and a vaudeville jazz–style musical arrangement. It was first recorded, as "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do", in 1922 by Anna Meyers, backed by the Original Memphis Five.

The song has been covered by numerous artists.

Janice Merritt - Arrangement, Lead & Harmony vocals.
Me - Arrangement & Guitar.
Bud recorded Janice and provided mixing and mastering assistance.

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Ain’t Nobody’s Business

There ain't nothin' I can do or nothin' I can say
That folks don't criticize me but I'm going to do
Just as I want to anyway
And don't care just what people say

If I should take a notion to jump into the ocean
Ain't nobody's business if I do
If I go to church on Sunday, then cabaret all day Monday
Ain't nobody's business if I do

If my man ain't got no money and I say, "Take all of mine, honey"
Ain't nobody's business if I do
If I give him my last nickel and it leaves me in a pickle
Ain't nobody's business if I do

I’d rather leave my friends than listen to them no end
Ain’t nobody’s business if I do
I’m gonna live my own life, ain’t putting up with no strife
Ain’t nobody’s business if I do

Ain’t nobody's business if I do

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Brilliant, don't know if that's what you call a faux ending, but it sure worked to great effect on me. Fantastic vocals, searing guitar, and so well put together!


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Hi Guys,

Interesting arrangement of this classic and you have sure put a lot of work into it.

I was on the point of posting my version of this song but it was not quite coming together.

One of my all time favourite songs - Well done all of you.

Best Regards
Nigel


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"Ain't nobody's business if I do, if I do."
The repeat of "if I do" had a really cool Harry Nilsson vibe to it.

This is a wonderful rendition.
The expectation that was built in me during the piano/vocal only section, in anticipation of the band and particularly the guitar was very interesting. Brain battling the options, likelihoods and enjoys what already was.

Well, the anticipation/expectations was met by a great band section and cool soloing...lovely tone on guitar and vocals.
A thoroughly fab collab.

Last edited by rayc; 09/19/21 06:41 PM.

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Hi guys,

Cool arrangement, Peter, holding off on bringing in the band until the outro.

Janice sounds great as per usual, as do you.

Nice take on an old classic, enjoyed!

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Peter, Janice & Bud,

This is one of the coolest arrangements of this song that I have heard to date.

Stellar vocal and mix - outstanding instrumentation and love the way the band kicks in for the last minute or so.

Keep these old PDs coming...

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Wow, what a great arrangement!! This again is the best version of an old classic that I've ever heard. Janice, your vocals always bring out the best feel for the song. That piano is outstanding. It brings us back to sitting in a smoky bar with just the strong singing voice and that piano man with a perpetual cup o' grog on the keys. Then the scene changes to the present with the same strong voice and that piano guy made a lot of cool friends. Man, that's they way to show the history in a wonderful song. Magic, guys!!


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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Brilliant, don't know if that's what you call a faux ending, but it sure worked to great effect on me. Fantastic vocals, searing guitar, and so well put together!


Thanks, we all had a LOT of fun with this one!

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Peter & Janice (& Bud)...

Had to immediately look back to see what the piano was. Sounds great. What plugin was used to render the MST?

Janice. You are a Star. Great! Excellent harmonies, too.

Love the arrangement. Killer guitar work, Peter. Excellent mix.

Wonderful.

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T4... The Total Talent Team does it again.
nothing else to say except this top talent on display.
best wishes/respect.
very clever at 3m37secs. superb slide ending note
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Brilliant, don't know if that's what you call a faux ending, but it sure worked to great effect on me. Fantastic vocals, searing guitar, and so well put together!


Thanks a lot we appreciate the comments.

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Love the arrangement and production, folks. Like Floyd says, Janice, you're a star. And that guitar player ain't half bad, either. smile
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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Guys,

Interesting arrangement of this classic and you have sure put a lot of work into it.

I was on the point of posting my version of this song but it was not quite coming together.

One of my all time favourite songs - Well done all of you.

Best Regards
Nigel


Glad it worked for you … particularly being one of your favs.

Thanks.

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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Guys,

Interesting arrangement of this classic and you have sure put a lot of work into it.

I was on the point of posting my version of this song but it was not quite coming together.

One of my all time favourite songs - Well done all of you.

Best Regards
Nigel


Thanks a lot.

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Finally the MIDI Super Tracks get some love! smile

Nice loping version of a classic. Nicely sung, enjoyed the guitar on the outro as well.


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Originally Posted By: rayc

"Ain't nobody's business if I do, if I do."
The repeat of "if I do" had a really cool Harry Nilsson vibe to it.

This is a wonderful rendition.
The expectation that was built in me during the piano/vocal only section, in anticipation of the band and particularly the guitar was very interesting. Brain battling the options, likelihoods and enjoys what already was.

Well, the anticipation/expectations was met by a great band section and cool soloing...lovely tone on guitar and vocals.
A thoroughly fab collab.


Ray, that is exactly the reaction it was hoped that arrangement would elicit. EC was the first to lay it out like that so the high bar had been set. The notion was all Peter’s and we feel he aced it.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted By: rayc

"Ain't nobody's business if I do, if I do."
The repeat of "if I do" had a really cool Harry Nilsson vibe to it.

This is a wonderful rendition.
The expectation that was built in me during the piano/vocal only section, in anticipation of the band and particularly the guitar was very interesting. Brain battling the options, likelihoods and enjoys what already was.

Well, the anticipation/expectations was met by a great band section and cool soloing...lovely tone on guitar and vocals.
A thoroughly fab collab.


Ray,

Thanks - happy to know I can create a bit of anticipation.

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Great piano sound. I surely was waiting for Peter's guitar. Of course it is wonderful to enjoy Janice's excellent vocals, but I certainly would have enjoyed hearing another virtuoso much earlier laugh But the end is really rewarding. "Ain't Nobody's Business with Janice Merritt on vocals" who can argue with that, at least on the same level as Bessie Smith whose version I listened after hearing yours.

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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Hi guys,

Cool arrangement, Peter, holding off on bringing in the band until the outro.

Janice sounds great as per usual, as do you.

Nice take on an old classic, enjoyed!


Thanks Dave glad you liked the arrangement.

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Hi Peter and Janice,



I really, really enjoyed this. I loved the authenticity of this arrangement. In the 1920s, it's more than likely that this song would have been performed exactly as you've arranged it for piano and voice. These are the early days of Tin Pan Alley and pianos were really popular.

Janice, your singing is perfect. I love those slide-up notes and the relaxed easy feel of your performance.

Peter, when the ending came along and the arrangement time-travelled into the 21st century, you stole the limelight. Great playing!

Loved the journey.

All the best,
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