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Gotta Be This or That – Música

Sunny Skylar (October 11, 1913 – February 2, 2009) was an American composer, singer, lyricist, and music publisher. He was born Selig Shaftel in Brooklyn, New York. As a singer, he appeared with a number of big bands, including those led by Ben Bernie, Paul Whiteman, Abe Lyman, George Hall and Vincent Lopez. It was Lopez who changed the singer’s professional name from Sonny Schuyler to Sunny Skylar. After the end of the big band era, Skylar continued to sing in nightclubs and theaters until 1952.

GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT
(Sunny Skylar)

Benny Goodman & His Orch. (vocal: Benny Goodman) – 1945
Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orch. (vocal: “Fats” Daniels) – 1945
Swing & Sway With Sammy Kaye (vocal: Nancy Norman) – 1945
Joe Loss & His Band (vocal: Elizabeth Batey) – 1945
Dick Haymes (with Gordon Jenkins & His Orch.) – 1945
Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers – 1945
Woody Herman & His Orch. – 1945
Emil Coleman & His Orch. (vocal: June Barton) – 1945
Joe Marsala’s All-Timers – 1945
Jacques Metehen & His Orch. (vocal: Jeannette Armand) – 1947
The Ames Brothers (with Hugo Winterhalter & His Orch.) – 1955
Ella Fitxgerald (with Marty Paich & His Orch.) – 1959
Anita O’Day (with Benny Goodman & His Orch.) – 1959
Teresa Brewer – 1983
Tom Postillo – 1993
Al Martino – 2000
Lannie Garrett – 2000
Dianne Reeves – 2005

Also recorded by:
The Andrews Sisters; The Millers; Ladislav Habart & His Orch.; Carole Carr with Geraldo & His Orch.; Artie Shaw & His Orch.; Victor Silvester & His Orch.; Dinah Shore; The Squadronaires; Count Basie & His Orch.; Jim Caruso; Ingrid Lutz; Mel Tormé; The Dreamers with Hazy Osterwald & His Orch.; Sal Andolina; Jane Harvey; Rick Reuther; Bobby Dukoff ……. and others.

Gotta Be This or That – Joan Barton – Emil Coleman Orch – 1945-16mm Soundie

If it ain’t wrong, it’s right
If it ain’t dark, it’s light
If you ain’t sure, you might
Gotta be this or that

If it ain’t full, it’s blank
If you don’t spend, you bank
If it ain’t Bing, it’s Frank
Gotta be this or that

Who can it be if it ain’t me
I know it’s not your mother
Can’t you see it’s gotta be
One way or the other

Tell me what I must know
If you don’t like, I’ll go
If it ain’t yes, it’s no
Gotta be this or that

Tell me what I must know
If you don’t like, I’ll go
If it ain’t yes, it’s no
Gotta be Gotta be this or that

Gotta be this or that