Ac-Cent-Chu-Ate the Positive

May 5, 2020 #1968

In these uncertain days it's a good idea to heed Johnny Mercer's musical advice to accentuate the positive. This optimistic point of view has been captured by songsmiths from as far back as the 1920s. We deviate from our emphasis on the big bands by offering selections from Johnny Ray, the Kingston Trio and even Fats Domino!


Yes, yes, my baby said yes
Roy Fox
She didn’t say yes
Roy Fox
Yes, sir, that’s my baby
George Segal
Yes to you
Alice Faye
Yes, my darling
Fats Domino
Yes, my darling daughter
Benny Goodman
Yes, suh
Ink Spots
Yes! Mr. Brown
Jack Hylton
My head says yes
Benny Goodman
Yes, tonight, Josephine
Johnny Ray
Oh, yes, oh!
Kingston Trio
I love you, yes I do
Freddie Slack
I, yes me, that’s who
Tony Bennett
Yes, we have no bananas
Great White Way Orchestra/Mitch Miller
Yes, indeed!
Tommy Dorsey
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
Johnny Mercer