Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’ by Richard Rodgers

This jam track:

  • Key of E flat
  • 100 BPM
  • Repeats 3 times
  • Style: Medium-Swing

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Reference Track (With Bass)

Play Along Track (Without Bass) – [Click here to download]

As Performed by Ray Charles

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” is the opening song from the musical Oklahoma!, which premiered on Broadway in 1943. It was written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The leading male character in Oklahoma!, Curly McLain, sings the song at the beginning of the first scene of the musical.

This was the first song of Rodgers and Hammerstein‘s musical collaboration to be heard by theatre audiences. It has become one of their most famous numbers and “quickly became one of the most popular American songs to emerge from the wartime era, gaining currency away from Broadway first on the radio and recordings, and then later on numerous television variety shows.

Notable recordings of this song include:

  • Bing Crosby and Trudy Erwin (1943)
  • Frank Sinatra (1943)
  • Ray Charles included on his posthumous album Ray Sings, Basie Swings (2006)
  • Eels – Oh What a Beautiful Morning (2000)
  • James Taylor Covers (2008) and also on his album Other Covers (2009)

Performed by Ray Charles

Performed by the DIVA Jazz Orchestra