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Andy Razaf

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A descendant from the royal category of Madagascar, Andy Razaf’s lyrics were certainly top quality. He was associated with lots of the biggest strike songs and displays in early American well-known music, either because the lyricist or occasionally writing terms and music. Razaf published the lyrics for “Maintain Shufflin,” “Warm Chocolates” and “Blackbirds Of 1930.” non-e of these displays would be trigger for jubilation within the ’90s, however they had been major achievements within the ’20s and ’30s. He collaborated with Fat Waller on many epic strikes, included in this “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,” “HOW WILL YOU Encounter Me” and “The Joint Is usually Jumpin.” He also caused Don Redman, Paul Denniker, Wayne P. Johnson, Eubie Blake and William Weldon. Razaf published the best novelty smash “That’s What I LOVE CONCERNING THE South,” for Phil Harris. Razaf added lyrics to such instrumentals as “Reefer Guy,” “Knock Me A Kiss” and “Christopher Columbus,” which Waller converted into a novelty strike. Razaf occasionally recorded like a vocalist using an alias. He cut “BACK Your Own Yard” and “No one Knows JUST HOW MUCH I REALLY LIKE You” as Tommy Thompson with Waller on piano. A heart stroke held Razaf an invalid a lot of his existence. But his collaborations with Waller among others can be found on many Compact disc reissues.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andy Razaf
Died February 3, 1973, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Poet, Composer, Lyricist
Nationality American
Music Songs S'posin', Stealin' Apples, Back in Your Own Back Yard, Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues: 12th Street Rag, Louisiana, Hot Tamale Baby, Nobody Knows, In the Mood
Nominations Tony Award for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lansky 1999 TV Movie writer: "In the Mood"
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 1998 Documentary writer: "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You"
The Parent Trap 1998 writer: "In The Mood"
The Odd Couple II 1998 writer: "In the Mood"
Monella 1998 writer: "In the Mood"
Deconstructing Harry 1997 lyrics: "Christopher Columbus" 1936
Swingers 1996 writer: "Knock Me a Kiss"
The Nutty Professor 1996 writer: "In the Mood"
The Grass Harp 1995 writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY"
Georgia 1995 lyrics: "GEE BABY, AIN'T I GOOD TO YOU"
Cari fottutissimi amici 1994 writer: "IN THE MOOD"
Radioland Murders 1994 writer: "In the Mood"
Bullets Over Broadway 1994 "That Jungle Jamboree"
The Mask 1994 lyrics: "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You"
Ain't Misbehavin 1994 TV Series writer: "Title Song"
Undercover Blues 1993 writer: "Christopher Columbus"
Up the Garden Path 1990-1993 TV Series writer - 18 episodes
Cyber Eden 1992 writer: "In the Mood"
Ciao, Professore! 1992 as Raza, "Ain't Misbehavin"
Mr. Saturday Night 1992 writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Hasta luego cocodrilo 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ladybugs 1992 writer: "If I Can't Sell It, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down On It"
Shining Through 1992 writer: "In the Mood"
Northern Exposure 1992 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Grease Gun Gang 1992 writer: "In the Mood" - uncredited
The Prince of Tides 1991 writer: "That's What I Like 'Bout The South"
Mississippi Masala 1991 writer: "Yancey Special" - as Randy Razaf
True Identity 1991 writer: "If I Can't Sell It, I'll Just Keep Sittin' On It"
The Marrying Man 1991 writer: "HONEYSUCKLE ROSE", "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY"
The Russia House 1990 writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
The Wonder Years 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 90210 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Strangers in Good Company 1990 writer: "In The Mood" - as A. Razaf
Texasville 1990 writer: "He's A Son Of The South"
Screenplay 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl 1990 writer: "Sing Sing Sing" - uncredited
Growing Pains 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
In Country 1989 writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
American Masters TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
When Harry Met Sally... 1989 writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy"
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards 1989 TV Special lyrics: "That Rhythm Man"
'Allo 'Allo! 1989 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Trois places pour le 26 1988 writer: "In The Mood"
Emu's Wide World TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1988 music - 1 episode, 1988
Die Wicherts von nebenan 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission 1988 TV Movie writer: "In the Mood" - uncredited
The Golden Girls 1987 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Designing Women 1987 TV Series 1 episode
Hope and Glory 1987 writer: "In the Mood"
In the Mood 1987 writer: "IN THE MOOD", "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY", "MEMORIES OF YOU"
Radio Days 1987 writer: "In the Mood" 1939
The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1986 TV Special writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Soul Man 1986 " What Did I Do to Be So Black and Blue"
The Laundromat 1985 TV Movie writer: "My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More"
Kerouac, the Movie 1985 Documentary lyrics: "Honeysuckle Rose'
Maria's Lovers 1984 writer: "In The Mood"
The Philadelphia Experiment 1984 lyrics: "Memories of You"
Zeg 'ns Aaa 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Jewel in the Crown 1984 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
In Session: Stevie Ray Vaughan/Albert King 1983 TV Movie writer: "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town" - uncredited
Entre Nous 1983 writer: "In the Mood"
Good-bye Cruel World 1983 lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin' I'm Savin' My Love for You" - as Andy Rozat
True Confessions 1981 lyrics: "Memories of You"
They All Laughed 1981 writer: "AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'", "MEMORIES OF YOU"
Hepe Goes to War 1981 writer: "In the Mood" - uncredited
The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981 TV Special lyrics: "Honeysuckle Rose"
Rough Cut 1980 writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'" - uncredited
The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music 1980 TV Special lyrics: "Ain't Misbehaving"
1941 1979 writer: "In the Mood" - uncredited
The Marriage of Maria Braun 1979 writer: "In The Mood"
The Waltons 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Brink's Job 1978 writer: "In the Mood"
Interiors 1978 writer: "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now" 1932
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards 1978 TV Special lyrics: "Off-Time"
F.I.S.T. 1978 writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
The George Burns One-Man Show 1977 TV Special writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
New York, New York 1977 lyrics: "Honeysuckle Rose" - uncredited
The Captain and Tennille 1977 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Muppet Show 1977 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bette Midler Show 1976 TV Special lyrics: "In the Mood" - uncredited
Lucky Lady 1975 lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
That's Entertainment! 1974 lyrics: "Honeysuckle Rose" 1929 - uncredited
The Way We Were 1973 music: "In The Mood" 1939 - uncredited
Slither 1973 "Stompin' At The Savoy"
Save the Tiger 1973 writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy"
An Evening with Marlene Dietrich 1973 Documentary lyrics: "Honeysuckle Rose"
Sanford and Son 1972 TV Series writer - 1 episode
M. A. Numminen tunnelmassa 1972 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Tunnelmassa In The Mood"
The Grissom Gang 1971 lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
The Dean Martin Show 1969 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell 1968 writer: "In the Mood"
Dad's Army 1968 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim 1967 TV Special lyrics: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
Reflections in a Golden Eye 1967 writer: "In the Mood" - uncredited
The Danny Kaye Show 1966-1967 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Glenn Miller Time 1961 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Playboy's Penthouse 1961 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Peter Gunn 1961 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1961 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Gene Krupa Story 1959 lyrics: "Memories of You" - uncredited
The Scarface Mob 1959 TV Movie writer: "Ain't Misbehavin"
The Untouchables 1959 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Jazz Party 1958 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Big Record 1958 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Delinquents 1957 writer: "A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid"
Cool and Groovy 1956 Short lyrics: "Honeysuckle Rose"
The Jimmy Durante Show 1956 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Benny Goodman Story 1956 writer: "Stompin' At the Savoy", "Memories of You"
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 1952-1955 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes 1955 writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Ain't Misbehavin' 1955 lyrics: "AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'"
To Paris with Love 1955 lyrics: "Honeysuckle Rose" - uncredited
The Glenn Miller Story 1954 lyrics: "In the Mood" - uncredited
Walking My Baby Back Home 1953 "Honeysuckle Rose"
Frank DeVol and His Orchestra 1953 Short writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
Omnibus 1953 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Castle in the Air 1952 lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin"
The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue 1952 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Texaco Star Theatre 1951 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I'll Get By 1950 lyrics: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
Community Sing 1655: June in January 1949 Short lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Killer Diller 1948 lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' 1948 lyrics: "S'posin'"
You Were Meant for Me 1948 lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin'" - uncredited
The Drummer Man 1947 Short "Stompin' at the Savoy"
Breakin' It Down 1946 Short lyrics: "Knock Me a Kiss" - uncredited
I Love a Bandleader 1945 writer: "That's What I Like About the South"
Sweet and Low-Down 1944 lyrics: "Stompin' at the Savoy" 1934 - uncredited
Atlantic City 1944 lyrics: "AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'"
Thousands Cheer 1943 lyrics: "Honeysuckle Rose" - uncredited
Stormy Weather 1943 lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin'" 1929 - uncredited
Follow the Band 1943 lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin'" - uncredited
Hit Parade of 1943 1943 writer: "Yankee Doodle Tan"
Ina Ray Hutton and Her Orchestra 1943 Short lyrics: "Knock Me a Kiss"
Harry Parry and His Radio Rhythm Club Septet 1943 Short "Honeysuckle Rose"
Sticks and Stones 1943 Short lyrics: "Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones"
Ain't Misbehavin' 1941 Short lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Unsophisticated Sue 1941 Short lyrics: "Unsophisticated Sue"
Honeysuckle Rose 1941 Short lyrics: "Honeysuckle Rose"
The Joint Is Jumpin' 1941 Short writer: "The Joint Is Jumpin'"
Tin Pan Alley 1940 lyrics: "Honeysuckle Rose" 1929
Round-Up Time in Texas 1937 lyrics: "On Revival Day" 1930 - uncredited / music: "On Revival Day" 1930 - uncredited
Reel Vaudeville 1937 Short writer: "Hotcha Razz-Ma-Tazz" - uncredited
Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party 1935 Short lyrics: "Hotcha Razz-Ma-Tazz" - uncredited
She Shall Have Music 1935 writer: "12th Street Rag" - uncredited
Mills Blue Rhythm Band 1934 Short lyrics: "There Goes My Headache" - uncredited
International House 1933 lyrics: "Reefer Man" 1932 - uncredited
Pie, Pie Blackbird 1932 Short lyrics: "Memories of You" - uncredited
Elstree Calling 1930 writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
My First Apartamento: Peter Shire 2016 Documentary short lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin'" - uncredited
The Intern 2015/I writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Honeysuckle 2015 Short writer: "Honeysuckle Rose"
Tennis: Eastbourne 2015 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Bessie 2015 TV Movie writer: "What Did I Do To Be So Black and Blue", "Kitchen Man"
The Mindy Project 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Manhattan 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Seek 2014/I writer: "If I Can't Sell It I'll Keep Sittin' On It" - as Andy Razef
Grimm 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Swing of Things 2013 Short writer: "In the Mood"
The Great Gatsby 2013 writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Mob Short: An Inconvenient Affair 2013 Short writer: "AIN'T MISBEHAVIN"
Moeder, ik wil bij de revue 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stories We Tell 2012 Documentary writer: "Ain't Misbehavin"
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Playboy Club 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2010-2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Independent Lens 2005-2011 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Mildred Pierce 2011 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Jussi i våra hjärtan 2011 Documentary lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Land Girls 2009-2011 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Brad & Jerrid 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Army Wives 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nit 10 2009 TV Special writer: "In the Mood"
Banda sonora 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
An Evening with Eartha Kitt 2009 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon 2008 Documentary lyrics: "The Joint Is Jumpin'" / music: "The Joint Is Jumpin'"
Be Kind Rewind 2008 writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Sarah Vaughan: Live in '58 & '64 2007 Video lyrics: "Honeysuckle Rose" - uncredited
Great Performances TV Series music - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 1999
Surf's Up 2007 writer: "Honeysuckle Rose"
Torchwood 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
All the King's Men 2006 writer: "If It Ain't Love"
Cheap 2005 writer: "In The Mood"
The White Countess 2005 lyrics: "That Rhythm Man" 1929
The Perfect Man 2005 writer: "Honeysuckle Rose"
Doctor Who 2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Springet 2005 writer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
The Aviator 2004 lyrics: "Ain't Cha Glad" 1933
Scrubs 2002-2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cold Case 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Melinda and Melinda 2004 lyrics: "Memories Of You" 1930
Suwingu gâruzu 2004 writer: "In the Mood"
California's Gold 2004 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dorian Blues 2004 writer: "In the Mood"
Chocolate com Pimenta 2003 TV Series writer: "In the Mood"
The Human Stain 2003 lyrics: "Honeysuckle Rose" 1929
Anything Else 2003 writer: "Honeysuckle Rose"
Ramona 2003 TV Mini-Series writer: "In the Mood"
Gilmore Girls 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven 2002 Video Game writer: "Honeysuckle Rose"
Poolhall Junkies 2002 writer: "In the Mood"
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 2002 lyrics: "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now" 1932
Livshunger 2002 TV Series 1 episode
Kate & Leopold 2001 writer: "Honeysuckle Rose"
Great Performances: Dance in America 2001 TV Series 1 episode
Town & Country 2001 lyrics: "Ain't Misbehavin'" 1929
Kissing Jessica Stein 2001 writer: "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You"
Malèna 2000 writer: "In the Mood"
Shiner 2000 writer: "In the Mood"
Pollock 2000 writer: "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Nuremberg 2000 TV Mini-Series writer: "I Never Slept a Wink Last Night"
On the Beach 2000 TV Movie writer: "In the Mood"
Chucha 1999 Short writer: "In The Mood"
The Story of Us 1999 writer: "Keepin' Out Of Mishchief Now"

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