From the recording In A Heartbeat
Currently being played on Sirius XM's Siriusly Sinatra, this song is originally from a 1928 Broadway show called 'Whoopee' which was set in California. It begins with the celebration of a wedding, honeymoon and marital bliss, but moves on to babies, responsibilities and ultimately possible divorce, ending with this judge's advice:
'You'd better keep her,
I think it's cheaper,
than 'Makin Whoopee'
- Cyndi Lauper recorded it with Tony Bennett in 2003
- It was in the film Sleepless in Seattle in 1993, recorded by Dr. John
- Michelle Pfeiffer crooned this song in a red dress in The Fabulous Baker Boys in 1989 while perched atop Jeff Bridges' piano
- Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong recorded it in 1957
- Mr. Sinatra recorded a swinging rendition in 1956
- Doris Day and Danny Thomas recorded it in 1951
My version can be heard on 'Siriusly Sinatra', Sirius XM, Channel 71.
Also from this CD, 'You Don't Know What Love Is' is being played on Siriusly Sinatra. I'm so honored to be a part of the great Siriusly Sinatra playlist!
I hope you like it as much as I liked recording it for you.
From intimate supper clubs to Radio City Music Hall and every type of venue across the US and Europe, Lisa Addeo's music touches audiences of all sizes. “I adore playing ‘live’. As my music fills the room, the audience fills my heart.”
Inspired by the romance of the words and the charming melodies of these love songs from The Great American Songbook, Lisa swoons with Frank Sinatra's vintage microphone in the same studio where Ol' Blue Eyes himself recorded these timeless classics... Studio A at Capitol Records tower - the hottest ticket in town!
Accompanying herself on Capitol Studios' grand piano and backed on upright by Alex Frank (Dave Damiani, Jeff Goldblum) and Ryan Shaw on Drums (Michael Bublé) Lisa Addeo delivers 12 love songs and joins forces with Capitol Records' legendary engineer Steve Genewick to deliver a deliciously smooth collection of timeless standards.
"It was a riveting experience to record the same songs Frank Sinatra recorded in the exact same studio while singing into his vintage microphone", states Addeo. "With legendary engineer Steve Genewick behind the board at Capitol Studios in Hollywood and my talented sidemen, the project took on a delicious and dreamy sound...A Kind Of Daydream."
Lisa Addeo is a Pianist/Vocalist/Composer currently heard in homes across America and around the world. She is comfortable playing and singing many different styles, from Contemporary/Smooth Jazz to Pop and the Great American Songbook.
Lisa says, "I have been a huge fan of amazing artists like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, and these timeless love songs for as long as I can remember. It's a dream come true to be played nationally alongside these giants. They are truly musical royalty. I adore these sweet melodies and heart stopping lyrics".
Lisa has been described as a ‘world-class musician’ and her music as ‘tenderly intimate, a joy to listen to.’ One listener wrote, 'This is music that comes from the heart...with soul.'
All of Lisa's music can be found here and on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Pandora, iHeart radio, her website, YouTube and all major digital retailers.
Lisa is an avid golfer and a qualified boat captain. She taught swimming and was a lifeguard as part of her island life. As a young adult, she broke attendance records as Liberace's protégé playing piano alongside him at Radio City Music Hall.
Another bride, another June
Another sunny honeymoon
Another season, another reason
For makin' whoopee
A lot of shoes, a lot of rice
The groom is nervous, he answers twice
It's really killin' that he's so willin'
To make whoopee
Picture a little love nest
Down where the roses cling
Picture the same sweet love nest
And think what a year can bring
He's washin' dishes and baby clothes
He's so ambitious, he even sews
But don't forget folks, that's what you get folks
For makin' whoopee