I Got it Bad (and That Ain’t Good)

Sarah Vaughan

Chicago, 1981

Sarah Vaughan performs the Duke Ellington classic “I Got it Bad (and That Ain’t Good)” at a 1981 concert in Chicago.

The song, composed by Ellington and with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, was first recorded some forty years earlier. In the years since, the tune has been performed by musicians ranging from Ahmad Jamal to Count Basie to Nina Simone.


Sarah Vaughan – vocals
George Gaffney – piano
Andy Simkins – bass
Harold Jones – drums