The song of the day for Tuesday, November 3, 2015 is “Makin’ Whoopee.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Makin’ Whoopee,” was written in 1928 by Walter Donaldson (music) and Gus Kahn (lyrics). It was written for the 1928 musical Whoopee!, which starred Eddie Cantor and who introduced the song. It does, of course, refer to sexual intimacy and lists all the things that follow from that (wedding, honeymoon, babies, etc.). It has been widely recorded over the years.
About This Version
Today’s version is a duet with Cyndi Lauper, recorded in 2003 for her album Cyndi Lauper: At Last. The recording features Lee Musiker (piano), Gray Sargent (guitar), Paul Langosch (bass) and Clayton Cameron (drums).
“Making’ Whoopee,” as well as all of songs collected on Rarities, Outtakes and Other Delights, Vol. 2, is available from iTunes.