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Sunday, 4 October 2009

Fun Boy Three and Bananarama - It Aint What You Do

'T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)' is a song written by jazz musicians Melvin "Sy" Oliver and James "Trummy" Young. It was first recorded in 1939 by both Jimmie Lunceford and Ella Fitzgeral.
The jazz tune was transformed into a pop song with ska elements in 1982. With the title slightly altered to 'It Ain't What You Do....', it was included on Fun Boy Three's debut self-titled album, but it was not available on a Bananarama album until 1988's Greatest Hits Collection.

Terry Hall of Fun Boy Three owned a copy of Bananarama's previous single 'Aie a Mwana' and after seeing an article about the trio in The Face he decided he wanted them to sing background vocals on this song, solely based on the fact that he liked their look. "It Ain't What You Do...." became a big hit in the UK, climbing to number four in the UK singles chart. The single also made it to number 49 in the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart and number 3 in the Dutch singles chart.
The success of this single also prompted Bananarama to return the favor and have Fun Boy Three sing on their next single 'Really Saying Something'.
Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
The Funrama Theme - B-Side

Fun Boy Three and Bananarama - It Aint What You Do - Video

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