With Plenty Of Money and You

With Plenty Of Money And You

PROFILE
Composer Harry Warren
Lyricist Al Dubin
Year Written 1937
About With Plenty Of Money and You
“With Plenty of Money and You” was written for the Gold Diggers of 1937, starring Dick Powell and Joan Blondell and choreographed by Busby Berkeley. Interestingly, the score for the film was to have been written by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, but Berkeley didn’t like what they had written and brought in Warren and Dubin for this song and several other songs. Some Arlen and Harburg songs were used in the film as well.

Lyrics

Well, baby, what I couldn’t do
With plenty of money and you
In spite of the worry that money brings
Just a little filthy lucre buys a lot of things
And I could take you to places that you would like to go
But outside of that, I’ve no use for dough

It’s the root of all evil
Of strife and upheaval
But I’m certain, honey, that life would be sunny
With plenty of money and you

It’s the root of all evil
Of strife and upheaval
But I’m certain, honey, that life would be sunny
With plenty of money and you

Session / Album Information

1959

With Plenty of Money and You was recorded on January 5, 1959 and was released in 1959 on Basie/Bennett. The song was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording also released on:

  • 1959:  Emus Records LP 12″: ES-12026 — Strike Up The Band
  • 1961:   Roulette LP 12″: R/SR-25072 — Basie Swings, Bennett Sings
  • 1961:  Roulette LP 12″: SR 25231 — Bennett & Basie – Strike Up The Band
  • 1963:  Roulette LP 12″: R/SR-25231 — Strike Up the Band
  • 1966:  Bravo! EP: BRR 378 — Tony Bennett & Count Basie
  • Capitol CD: CDP 8 53411 2 — Wild, Cool & Swingin’ Too! Ultra-Lounge Vol. 15
  • 1969:  Saga Eros LP 12″: EROS 8076 — Tony Bennett and Count Basie
  • 1981:  Reactivation LP 12″: JR 149 — Bennett & Basie [UK]
  • 1987:  Roulette CD: RCD 59021 — Strike Up the Band
  • 1987:  Pickwick CD: PWK 032 — Count Basie Featuring Tony Bennett
  • 1990:  Roulette Jazz CD: CDP 7 93899 2 — Basie/Bennett
  • 1990:  Roulette CD: B2-93899 — Basie Swings, Bennett Sings
  • 1995:  DCC CD: DZS 004 — Chicago
  • 1995:  Garland CD: 21 — Chicago
  • 1999:  St.Clair CD: 5731 — Forever Gold
  • 2002: Prestige Elite CD: 220 — Chicago
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2007: St.Clair CD: STCR 52282 — Forever Gold: Tony Bennett & Friends
  • 2008:  Jasmine CD: JASCD482 — Together At Last/A Perfect Combination
  • 2011: Disc #13 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK13) Basie/Bennett
  • 2012:  Essential Media Group: Bennett & Basie Strike Up The Band (Digitally Remastered)

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