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 — Armstrong/Fitzgerald

Let’s call the whole thing off — Harry Connick, Jr.

They can’t take that away from me — Basie/Holiday

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

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