Ac-Cent-Chu-Ate the Positive

May 05, 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

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