"Let Me Off Uptown" as written by Earl Bostic and Redd Evans....
Hey Joe
What d'ya mean Joe, My name's Roy
Well come here Roy and get groovy
You bin uptown?
No I ain't bin uptown but I've bin around
You mean to say you ain't bin uptown?
No I ain't bin uptown, what's uptown?

If it's pleasure you're about
And you feel like steppin' out
All you've got to shout is
Let me off uptown

If it's rhythm that you feel
Then it's nothing to conceal
Oh, you've got to spiel it
Let me off uptown

Rib joints, juke joints, hep joints
Where could a fella go to top it

If you want to pitch a ball
And you can't afford a hall
All you've got to call is
Let me off uptown

Anita, oh Anita, say I feel somethin'
Whatcha feel Roy? The heat?
No it must be that uptown rhythm
I feel like blowin'
Well blow Roy, blow.

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"Let Me Off Uptown" as written by Redd Evans Earl Bostic


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    General CommentThis is one of her most popular songs - or at least it was back in the day!! Anita's voice is adorable and always impeccably hits the perfect notes. And the dialogue between her and Roy Elridge is pretty funny, too. The queen of scatting jazz will never go out of class! =D

    I love Anita for what she brought to the music world. She had style, she did. Her charisma carried over into her singing, too, which makes her songs so much more fun to listen to!

    One thing I don't get about the lyrics, though, is what does 'hep' mean?? That word always pops up in old big band songs. If anybody's got a clue, do tell! =)
    musicgypsyon April 29, 2011   Link

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