Gershwin Gems 4

April 14, 2020 #1965

In the fourth and last episode exploring the impact of George Gershwin on the American music scene, we highlight the fine songs composed by him and his brother Ira when they were called to write for Hollywood movies. Tragically, Gershwin's life was cut short when he died of a brain tumor when he was just 38 years old.


I got plenty o’ nuttin’
Todd Duncan
It ain’t necessarily so
Cab Calloway
There’s a boat that’s leavin’ for New York
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Slap that bass
Fred Astaire
I’ve got beginner’s luck
Ella Fitzgerald
They all laughed
Let’s call the whole thing off
Harry Connick, Jr.
They can’t take that away from me
Shall we dance?
Fred Astaire
Things are looking up
Hal Kemp
A foggy day
Mel Tormé
Nice work if you can get it
Andrews Sisters
Love walked in
Frank Sinatra
I was doing all right
Red Norvo
I love to rhyme
Janet Blair
Love is here to stay
Natalie Cole