Andy Razaf

Andy Razaf worked with many different composers, often with Fats Waller and J.C. and also with Eubie Blake and Don Redman, among others. His many classic lyrics include BLACK AND BLUE, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN and HONEYSUCKLE ROSE, to name a few.

Andy and J.C. wrote together frequently in the 1930s and had their own radio show for a time. Songs they wrote together include LOUSIIANA (used in TRAV’LIN), GUESS WHO’S IN TOWN and LONESOME SWALLOW. They also collaborated as a pair with Fats, most famously on THE JOINT IS JUMPIN’.

Their last collaboration, YANKEE DOODLE TAN, was written in the early 1940s as a salute to the African American members of the military and was included in the movie HIT PARADE OF 1943.

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