I LIKE WHAT YOU LIKE
(Rollini / Keane / Rogers (m & l) )
As sung by Annette Hanshaw with Joe Venuti and Adrian Rollini 1927
(Intro and final by the multi-instrumentalist Adrian Rollini,
bass saxophone, jazz violin, piano and others)
I like what you like
And you like what I like
Why can't you like a little girl like me?
I know that you know
That I go where you go
That I like you, it's plain to see.
We could be happy
If you'll say the word
Tell me you want to
Now you do, don't you?
You will, won't you?
Let's have a showdown
And give me the lowdown
Why can't you like a girl like me.
(bridge to end)
(Catherine) Annette Hanshaw, an American, was a blues and jazz singer
from the 1920s and early 1930s and was purportedly one of the first
female jazz singers of that era.
She was known as 'The Personality Girl' or later as the 'The Flapper
Girl' by her followers and fit the 1920s period perfectly with her
flapper style and sweet innocent-sounding voice. She often ended her
songs with the cute tag "That's All" (above).
See MY BLACKBIRDS ARE BLUEBIRDS NOW and
LOVABLE & SWEET .
Some consider the later Hanshaw, a 'torch singer' along with the likes
of Ruth Etting, Mildred Bailey, Jane Froman and Bebe Daniels.
Strangely,she thought her abilities 'wanting' by her own standards and
retired early to married life, after only 15 years in the business.
Hanshaw also recorded under the names 'Gay Ellis' or 'Dot Dare' or
'Patsy Young' and a variety of other pseudonyms.
(Transcribed by David Story May 2014