[78-L] Switched subjects

Randy Watts rew1014 at yahoo.com.invalid
Tue Apr 10 07:44:39 PDT 2018

 Kay Kyser's "He Wears a Pair of Silver Wings" comes to mind as one whose vocal, I remember thinking, would have been more appropriately sung by a woman rather than by Harry Babbitt.
A couple thousand years ago, back before the CD market for back catalog product collapsed, seems like Sony put together a CD of these types of recordings.
    On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:39:35 AM CDT, Malcolm <malcolm at 78data.com.invalid> wrote:  
I just came across a Nat Cole record on eBay. It's the classic "The Man 
I Love"
played by his trio as an instrumental. I was actually wondering if he'd try
singing it straight (no pun intended) but he neatly side-stepped the issue.
And that made me think...

In the teens and 20s it seems there were any number of songs written for a
woman vocalist but sung with lyrics intact by a male singer. And I couldn't
think of one example, though I know I've heard a few.
Can anyone think of any that were done properly, not as a parody? And no
fair mentioning lyrics that change the gender of the singer, either!

However, there's one really great example of that which I came across
  recently. The tune is "Why Don't You Do Right?" and here's Peggy Lee's 
But the original lyric was written for a man to perform.

Stumped as to who wrote and performed it?
Go here:
Now that's a switch!

Anyhow men doing women's songs and/or women doing men's tunes are the
questions of the day.
I look forward to your answers!


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