CHICAGO


Night And Day Big Band

(1995)



1. Chicago 3'08
(Words & Music by Fred Fisher)
Vocals: Robert Lamm
Popularized in 1957 by Frank Sinatra
2. Caravan 3'22
(Words by Irving Mills; Music by Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol)
Vocals: Robert Lamm
Originally Recorded by Duke Ellington
3. Dream A Little Dream Of Me 3'13
(Words by Gus Kahn: Music by Wilbur Schwandt & Fabian Andre)
Vocals: Tonya, Di & Joi (of JADE) and Jason Schelf
(Piano stylings with Paul Shaffer)
Originally Recorded by Wayne King & his Orchestra
4. Goody Goody 4'05
(Words & Music by Johnny Mercer & Matty Malneck)
Vocals: Bill Champlin
Originally Recorded by Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
5. Moonlight Serenade 4'26
(Words by Mitchell Parish; Music by Glenn Miller)
Vocals: Robert Lamm and Jason Scheff
Originally Recorded in 1939 by Glenn Miller & his Orchestra
6. Night & Day 5'36
(Words & Music by Cole Porter)
Vocals: Jason Scheff
Originally Recorded in 1932 by Cole Porter
7. Blues In The Night 6'05
(Words by Johnny Mercer; Music by Harold Arlen)
All Vocals: Bill Champlin
Originally Recorded in 1932 by Cole Porter
8. Sing, Sing, Sing 3'22
(Words & Music by Louis Prima)
Vocals: Robert Lamm and Jason Scheff
Popularized by Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
9. Sophisticared Lady 5'11
(Music by Duke Ellington; Words by Irving Mills & Mitchell Parish)
Vocals: Jason Scheff and Robert Lamm
Originally Recorded by Duke Ellington
10. In The Mood 3'44
(Music by Joseph Garland; Words by CHICAGO)
Vocals: Bill Champlin, Jason Scheff and Robert Lamm
Originally Recorded in 1940 by Glenn Miller & his Orchestra
11. Don't Get Around Much Anymore 3'38
(Music by Duke Ellington; Words by Bob Russell)
Vocals: Bill Champlin and Robert Lamm
Originally Recorded by Duke Ellington & his Orchestra
12. Take The "A" Train 5'35
(Words & Music by Billy Strayhorn)
Vocals: Robert Lamm
Originally Recorded by Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

Total Time: 51:25


  • Robert Lamm - Pianos, Keyboards, Percussion, Lead & Background Vocals
  • Lee Loughnane - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocals
  • James Pankow - Trombone, Percussion, Background Vocals
  • Walt Parazaider - Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet
  • Jason Scheff - Electric Bass, Lead & Background Vocals
  • Bill Champlin - Pianos, Keyboards, Guitars
  • Tris Imboden - Drums, Percussion, Harmonica
  • Bruce Gaitsch - Guitar

    Special Guests:

  • Joe Perry - Guitar
  • Paul Shaffer - Piano, Liner Notes
  • The GIPSY KINGS - Vocals
  • JADE - Vocals
  • Luis Conte - Percussion
  • Sal Ferreras - Percussion
  • Jack Duncan - Percussion

    Produced by Bruce Fairbain
    Erwin Musper - Engineer
    Mike Plotnikoff - Engineer
    The GIPSY KINGS Co-produced with Genard Prevost, John Kalodner
    Management: HK MANAGEMENT / Howard Kaufman & Peter Shivarelli
    Art Direction: Larry Vigon
    Design: Larry Vigon & Brian Jackson
    Cover Photo: Hugh Krefschmer

    CHICAGO Brass Arrangements by James Pankow,
    Except "Sing, Sing, Sing" and "Blues In The Night" by Lee Loughnane
    CHICAGO Vocal Arrangements by Bill Champlin
    Additional Vocal Arrangements by Robert Lamm and Jason Scheff
    Background Vocals by Bill Champlin, Robert Lamm and Jason Scheff
    Orchestrations by Shelly Berg
    BIG BAND Arrangements by Shelly Berg with Bill Watrous
    Percussion by Luis Conte
    Additional Percussion on "Night & Day" by Jack Duncan and Sal Ferreras

    Very Special Thanks To:
    Dr. Alfred Kalodner, Hank Steiger, Chris Crippon, Malinda Ramirez and Bill Watrous's BIG BAND, Bill Watrous, Shelly Berg, Sal Loxano, Phil Feather, Bill Liston, Gene Burkert, Bob Carr, Wayne Bargeron, Dennis Farias, Bob Summers, Steve Haffstetter, Rich Bullock

    Recorded at The ARMOURY STUDIOS, Vancouver (Dec. 1994)
    and
    The RECORD PLANT, Los Angeles (Jan. 1995)

    1995 GIANT RECORDS

    Chart Information:

    Jun. '95 - Night & Day - Jun. '95 Chart Position 90



    1. Chicago

    Words and Music by Fred FISHER
      CHICAGO, CHICAGO, that toddlin' town
      CHICAGO, CHICAGO, I'll show you around (You'll stay around)
      Bet your bottom dollar you lose the blues in
      CHICAGO, CHICAGO, the folks who visit
      All wanna settle down. (All wanna settle down in my hometown)

      On State Street, that great street, I just wanna say,
      They do things they don't do on Broadway,
      You'll have the time, the time of your life
      Bring all your friends, all your kids and your wife to
      CHICAGO, CHICAGO my hometown. (Hey now baby--)
      (Oooh baby)
      You'll have the time, the time of your life
      Bring all your friends, all your kids and your wife to
      CHICAGO, CHICAGO my hometown.
      Oh, to CHICAGO, CHICAGO my hometown (yeah)

    2. Caravan

    Music by Duke ELLINGTON and Juan TIZOL
    Words by Irving MILLS
      Night and stars above that shine so bright
      The mystery of their fading light
      That shines upon our CARAVAN.

      Sleep upon my shoulder as we creep
      Across the sands so I may keep
      The mem'ry of our CARAVAN.

      This is so exciting, you are so inviting
      Resting in my arms
      Thrill to the magic, the magic of your charms

      You beside me here beneath the blue
      My dream of love is coming true
      Within our desert CARAVAN.

      This is so exciting, you are so inviting
      Resting in my arms
      Thrill to the magic, the magic of your charms

      Night and stars above that shine so bright
      The mystery of their fading light
      That shines upon our CARAVAN.

    3. Dream A Little Dream Of Me

    Music by Wilber SCHWANDT and Fabian ANDRE
    Words by Gus KAHN
      Stars shining bright above you,
      Night breezes seem to whisper, "I love you",
      Birds singing in the sycamore tree,
      "Dream A Little Dream Of Me".

      Just say "goodnight" and kiss me,
      Oh, hold me tight and tell me you miss me;
      While I'm alone and blue as can be,
      Dream A Little Dream Of Me.

      Stars fading, but I linger on, dear,
      Still craving your kiss;
      I'm longing to linger till dawn, my dear,
      Just saying this:

      Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you,
      Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you,
      But in your dreams whatever they be,
      Dream A Little Dream Of Me.

      Say "nightie-night" and kiss me,
      Oh, hold me tight and tell me you miss me;
      While I'm alone and blue as can be,
      Dream A Little Dream Of Me.

      Dream A little dream of you and me.

    4. Goody Goody

    Words and Music by Johnny MERCER and Matt MALNECK
    ( Additional Words by Chicago )
      (Hey, got yourself a good thing, it's a good thing
      It's a good thing, got yourself a good thing
      I won't let you go.)

      So you met someone who set you back on your heels,
      Goody Goody !
      So you met someone and now you know how it feels,
      Goody Goody !
      So you gave him your heart too, just as I gave mine to you.
      And he broke it in little pieces, now how do you do ?

      So you lie awake just singin' the blues all night,
      Goody Goody !
      So you think that love's a barrel of dynamite.
      Hooray and hallelujah !
      You had it comin' to ya.
      Goody Goody for him, Goody Goody for me,
      And I hope you're satisfied, you rascal you.

      (Good thing, got yourself a good thing
      It's a good thing, got yourself a good thing
      I won't let you go.)

      So you met someone who set you back on your heels,
      Goody Goody !
      So you met somebody and now you know how it feels,
      Goody Goody !
      So you gave him your heart too just as I gave mine to you.
      And he stuck it in his collection, section ninety-two.

      So you lie awake just singin' the blues all night,

      So you think that love's a barrel of dynamite.
      Hooray and hallelujah !
      You had it comin' to ya.
      Goody Goody for him, Goody Goody for me,
      And I hope you're satisfied, you rascal you.

    5. Moonlight Serenade

    Music by Glenn MILLER
    Words by Mitchell PARISH
      Stars are aglow and tonight how their light sets me dreaming,
      My love, do you know that your eyes are like stars brightly beaming ?
      I bring you and sing you
      A Moonlight Serenade.

      Let us stray till break of day
      In love's valley of dreams,
      You and I, a summer sky,
      A heavenly breeze kisses the trees.

      So don't let me wait, come to me tenderly in the June light.
      I stand at your gate and I sing you a song in the moonlight,
      A love song, my darling,
      A Moonlight Serenade.

      We can stay till break of day
      In love's valley of dreams,
      You and I, a summer sky,
      A heavenly breeze kisses the trees.

      So don't let me wait, come to me tenderly in the June light.
      I stand at your gate and I sing you a song in the moonlight,
      A love song, my darling,
      A Moonlight Serenade.

    6. Night & Day

    Music and Words by Cole Porter ( Portuguese groove )

      Night And Day, you are the one;
      Only you beneath the moon, under the sun.
      Whether near to me or far,
      It's no matter darlin', where you are;
      I think of you, Night And Day.

      Night And Day, why's it so,
      That this longing for you, follows wherever I go.
      In the roaring traffic's boom;
      In the silence of my lonely room;
      I think of you, Night And Day.

      Night and Day, under the hide of me,
      There's an old, such a hungry yearning, burning inside of me;
      And this torment won't be through,
      Till you let me spend my life making love to you;
      Day and Night, Night and Day

    7. Blues In The Night

    Music by Harold ARLEN
    Words by Johnny MERCER
      My mama done told me when I was in knee-pants,
      My mama done told me, she said Son !
      A woman will sweet-talk ya, she'll give you the big eye,
      But when that sweet talkin' is done
      A woman's a two-face, a worrisome thing
      Who'll leave ya to sing the Blues In The Night.

      Now the rain's a fallin', hear the train a callin', whoo-ee,
      Hear the lonesome whistle blowin' 'cross the trestle, whoo-ee,
      Whoo-ee-a-whoo-ee, ol' clickety-clack
      I'm back on the track of Blues In The Night

      The evening breeze will start the trees to cryin'
      And the moonlight'll hide its light,
      When you get the Blues In The Night.

      Take my word, the mockingbird
      He will sing the saddest kind of song,
      He knows things are wrong and he's right.
      From Natchez to Mobile, from Memphis to St. Joe,
      Wherever the four winds seem to blow,
      I've been in some big towns and I've heard me some big talkin',
      But there is one thing I know,
      A woman's a two-face, she's a worrisome thing
      Who'll leave you to sing the Blues In The Night.

      (Got a case of the Blues In The Night, don't know what to do
      Blues every night...)

    8. Sing, Sing, Sing

    Music and Words by Louis PRIMA
      Sing, sing, sing, sing
      Everybody's got to sing
      Stick with us we'll have a ball.

      Sing, sing, sing, sing
      Everybody's got to sing
      Stick around we'll have it all.

      Music brightens up the day
      Now, if you like it we will stay.

      Sing, sing, sing, sing
      Everybody's got to sing
      Stick around, shake it down.

    ( Spanish lyrics )

    9. Sophisticated Lady

    Music by Duke ELLINGTON
    Words by Irving MILLS and Mitchell PARISH
      They say into your early life romance came,
      And in this heart of yours burned a flame,
      A flame that flickered one day and died away,

      Then, with disillusion deep in your eyes,
      You learned that fools in love soon grow wise,
      The years have changed you, somehow;
      I see you now ...

      Smoking, drinking, never thinking of tomorrow,
      Nonchalant, diamonds shining, dancing, dining
      With some man in a restaurant
      Is that all you really want ?

      No, Sophisticated Lady, I know,
      You miss the love you lost long ago,
      And when nobody is nigh you cry.

      Is that all you really want ?
      No, Sophisticated Lady, I know,
      You miss the heart you lost long ago,
      And when nobody is nigh you cry.

    10. In The Mood

    Music by Joe GARLAND
    Words by Chicago
      Always been the kind of girl to hold it back,
      When you know that you want to;
      Someone always had to tell you where it's at;
      Now you know that you want to.

      Somethin' in the music's gonna make you move.
      Now you know that you want to;
      The rhythm's gonna put the woman In The Mood,
      Now you definitely want to.

      In The Mood, In The Mood,
      In the groove, In The Mood;
      You've got yourselves an attitude.

      In The Mood, In The Mood,
      In the groove, In The Mood;
      You've got yourself an attitude.

    11. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

    Music by Duke ELLINGTON
    Words by Bob RUSSELL
      Missed the Saturday dance
      Heard they crowded the floor
      Couldn't bear it without you
      Don't Get Around Much Anymore.

      Thought I'd visit the club
      Got as far as the door
      They'd have asked me about you Don't Get Around Much Anymore.

      Oh, darling I guess
      My mind's more at ease
      But nevertheless
      Why stir up memories.

      Been invited on dates
      Might have gone but what for
      It's awfully diff'rent without you
      Don't Get Around Much Anymore.

    12. Take The "A" Train

    Music and Words by Billy STRAYHORN
      Come on down, let's Take The "A" Train
      To take a little ride around the city.
      Brooklyn or Broadway train
      You'll see that old New York is kind of pretty.

      Take your baby subway ridin'
      That's where romance may be hidin' (let's take a ride)
      Take, you should Take The "A" Train
      To get to Sugar Hill way up in Harlem.

      Come on baby, climb aboard The "A" Train
      That's the way to get to Sugar Hill in Harlem
      And if you get aboard the "A" Train
      You'll get to Sugar Hill and in a hurry.

      Listen here, listen to the train a comin'
      Hear the rails a hummin' (let's take a ride)
      Climb aboard, climb aboard the "A" Train
      To take a little ride around the city.

    ( All aboard ... )