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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} "Ain't Nobody's Business" (originally "Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do") is a 1920s blues song that became one of the first blues standards.<ref name="Herzhaft"> </ref> It was published in 1922 by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins.<ref name="Herzhaft"/> The song features a lyrical theme of freedom of choice and a vaudeville jazz-style musical arrangement.<ref name="Leonard"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> As "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do", it was first recorded in 1922 by Anna Meyers with the Original Memphis Five.<ref name="Kostelanetz"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Recordings by other classic female blues singers, including Sara Martin, Alberta Hunter, and Bessie Smith soon followed.<ref name="Herzhaft"/><ref name="Kostelanetz"/> In 1947, the song was revived by jump blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon as "Ain't Nobody's Business".<ref name="Blues Hall"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It became the biggest selling race record of 1949<ref name="Vera"> </ref> and inspired numerous adaptations of the song.<ref name="Herzhaft"/> In 2011, Witherspoon's rendition was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame as a "Classic of Blues Recording".<ref name="Blues Hall"/>


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} "Ain't Nobody's Business" (originally "Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do") is a 1920s blues song that became one of the first blues standards.<ref name="Herzhaft"> </ref> It was published in 1922 by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins.<ref name="Herzhaft"/> The song features a lyrical theme of freedom of choice and a vaudeville jazz-style musical arrangement.<ref name="Leonard"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> As "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do", it was first recorded in 1922 by Anna Meyers with the Original Memphis Five.<ref name="Kostelanetz"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Recordings by other classic female blues singers, including Sara Martin, Alberta Hunter, and Bessie Smith soon followed.<ref name="Herzhaft"/><ref name="Kostelanetz"/> In 1947, the song was revived by jump blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon as "Ain't Nobody's Business".<ref name="Blues Hall"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It became the biggest selling race record of 1949<ref name="Vera"> </ref> and inspired numerous adaptations of the song.<ref name="Herzhaft"/> In 2011, Witherspoon's rendition was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame as a "Classic of Blues Recording".<ref name="Blues Hall"/>


Ain't Nobody's Business sections
Intro  Composition and lyrics  Recording and releases  Recognition and influence  References  External links  

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