Ain't Gonna Be Blue

from The State of Swing by Jack's Cats



Ain’t gonna be lonely, ain’t gonna be gloomy.
Ain’t gonna grow sad an’ old.

Ain’t gonna go walkin’ down the road of life without a hand to hold.
Ain’t Gonna Be Blue, not since that man said, “I love you.”

They’ll say that I’m happy; they’ll say that I’m lucky;
“He started her on her way.”

I’ve found my very best joy — a sweet little boy. It just happened today.
Ain’t Gonna Be Blue, not since that man said, “I love you.”

Oh, I never thought I, no matter how I’d try,
would find myself such a friend.
I didn’t think he, could ever care for me,
but now it’s ‘parently quite plain to see.

We’re gonna be happy. We’re gonna be lucky.
We finally found our way. And now no matter what comes, he’ll be right there with me. It’s gonna be swell, I’ll say.
We ain’t gonna be blue, not since we said I love you.


from The State of Swing, released March 29, 2019
The Musicians
Jack Malmstrom: bandleader, tenor saxophone, producer, composer
Phil Small: piano, assistant producer
Gretje (Kitten) Angell: vocal
Blake Handler: vibraphone, auxiliary percussion
Mark San Filippo: percussion
Bryan Dedlow: guitar
Marcus Buser: bass

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Rich Wenzel at Ardent Audio Productions in Torrance, California in March 2019.
Sleeve design and printing by letterpress artist Gloria Kondrup.
Music and lyrics copyright 2019 Jack Malmstrom

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Swing clarinetist and saxman Jack Malmstrom and his Cats recently stepped out of the 1940s into present day Los Angeles to the delight and occasional bewilderment of vintage jazz fans and swing dancers. The Cats maintain an active live schedule holding forth for audiences with hand-picked standards, forgotten gems and original tunes. Their 2019 release "The State of Swing" features 14 originals. ... more

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