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The Essential George Gershwin
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Album: The Essential George Gershwin
# Song Title   Time
1)    Prelude No. 2 for Piano
2)    I Got Rhythm
3)    Oh, Lady Be Good
4)    Summertime
5)    Nice Work If You Can Get It
6)    They Can't Take That Away from Me (Shall We Dance)
7)    Swanee
8)    Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)
9)    Someone to Watch over Me
10)    'S Wonderful
11)    Do It Again
12)    Soon
13)    Fascinating Rhythm /Someone to Watch Over Me
14)    Man I Love, The (Lady Be Good)
15)    Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Shall We Dance)
16)    Love Is Here to Stay
17)    How Long Has This Been Going On?
18)    Blues
19)    But Not for Me
20)    Foggy Day, A
21)    I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise
22)    Third Movement (Allegro Agitato)
1)    Of Thee I Sing Overture
2)    They All Laughed
3)    Of Thee I Sing
4)    Promenade (Walking the Dog)
5)    I've Got a Crush on You
6)    Somebody Loves Me
7)    Love Walked In /Embraceable You
8)    Mine
9)    Isn't It a Pity
10)    Introduction and Jazzbo Brown
11)    It Ain't Necessarily So
12)    Bess, You Is My Woman Now
13)    I Loves You, Porgy
14)    My Man's Gone Now
15)    There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
16)    Who Cares?
17)    Rhapsody in Blue
18)    Strike up the Band
19)    Home Blues - (previously unreleased)
 

Album: The Essential George Gershwin
# Song Title   Time
1)    Prelude No. 2 for Piano
2)    I Got Rhythm
3)    Oh, Lady Be Good
4)    Summertime
5)    Nice Work If You Can Get It
6)    They Can't Take That Away from Me (Shall We Dance)
7)    Swanee
8)    Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)
9)    Someone to Watch over Me
10)    'S Wonderful
11)    Do It Again
12)    Soon
13)    Fascinating Rhythm /Someone to Watch Over Me
14)    Man I Love, The (Lady Be Good)
15)    Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Shall We Dance)
16)    Love Is Here to Stay
17)    How Long Has This Been Going On?
18)    Blues
19)    But Not for Me
20)    Foggy Day, A
21)    I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise
22)    Third Movement (Allegro Agitato)
1)    Of Thee I Sing Overture
2)    They All Laughed
3)    Of Thee I Sing
4)    Promenade (Walking the Dog)
5)    I've Got a Crush on You
6)    Somebody Loves Me
7)    Love Walked In /Embraceable You
8)    Mine
9)    Isn't It a Pity
10)    Introduction and Jazzbo Brown
11)    It Ain't Necessarily So
12)    Bess, You Is My Woman Now
13)    I Loves You, Porgy
14)    My Man's Gone Now
15)    There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
16)    Who Cares?
17)    Rhapsody in Blue
18)    Strike up the Band
19)    Home Blues - (previously unreleased)
 
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  • Personnel includes: George Gershwin (piano); Michael Feinstein (vocals, piano); Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Doris Day, Aretha Franklin, Sarah Vaughan, Al Jolson (vocals); Dick McDonough (guitar); Artie Shaw (clarinet); Lester Young (tenor saxophone); Miles Davis, Bunny Berigan (trumpet); Joe Bushkin (piano); Jo Jones (drums).
  • Compilation producers: Michael Feinstein, Didier C. Deutsch.
  • Includes liner notes by Tim Page and Diane Warren.
  • Personnel: George Gershwin (piano); Buster Bailey (vocals, cornet); Michael Feinstein (vocals, piano); Mike Bryan, Dick McDonough, Freddie Green (guitar); Jerome Richardson, Romeo Penque (flute, clarinet); Danny Bank (alto flute, bass clarinet); Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman (clarinet); Earle Warren, Jack Washington, Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Lester Young , Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone); Louis Mucci, Doc Cheatham, Ernie Royal, Harry "Sweets" Edison , Johnny Coles, Jonah Jones, Miles Davis, Bernie Glow, Buck Clayton, Bunny Berigan (trumpet); Gunther Schuller , Julius Watkins, Willie Ruff (French horn); Dick Hixon, Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Bennett, Vic Dickenson (trombone); Dick Hyman, Ellis Larkins, Irving Joseph, Jeffrey D. Harris, Gerald Cook, Joe Bushkin, Joe Sullivan , Oscar Levant , Mel Powell (piano); Red Norvo (vibraphone); Jay Leonhart (acoustic bass); Norm Jeffries, Cozy Cole, Eric Cohen, Jimmy Cobb , Jo Jones , Morey Feld, Butch Miles (drums).
  • Audio Mixer: Jen Wyler.
  • Liner Note Authors: Tim Page; Diane Warren.
  • Recording information: ??/??/1925-04/04/2002.
  • Director: Claude Thornhill.
  • Photographers: Don Hunstein; Dennis Stock.
  • Arrangers: Gil Evans; Don Rose; Jeffrey D. Harris; Mike Renzi; Ray Heindorf; Axel Stordahl.
  • This two-disc set features a wide variety of interpretations of one of the 20th century's best-known composers, George Gershwin, from Whispering Jack Smith's genteel rendering of "Funny Face" to a youthful Ella Fitzgerald performing "I Was Doing All Right," with the added bonus of a couple of performances from Gershwin himself, performing "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris."
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