Song Of The Day 8/11/2016: Dante’s Inferno – “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
One of the Broadway shows Dante produced was the great Ain't Misbehavin', a tremendous revue of Fats Wallers' music that introduced Nell Carter to the general populace. The year after, for reasons that I'm sure made sense at the time and probably still do to some extent, he put out disco records under the name Dante's Inferno. So I guess he felt some entitlement to put out "Ain't Misbehavin'" as a disco single at that time, and let's face it, he did. I'm a little disappointed that he wasn't behind Rice & Beans Orchestra's disco retelling of Dante's Inferno (parts one and/or two), but it's their own fault for not asking him.