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George Gershwin

George Gershwin
Born: Sep 26, 1898 in Brooklyn, NY
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Died: Jul 11, 1937 in Beverly Hills, CA
Genre: Classical, Jazz, Other, Pop/Rock
Biography: In a career tragically cut short in mid-stride by a brain tumor, George Gershwin (1898-1937) proved himself to be not only one of the great songwriters of his extremely rich era, but also a gifted "serious" composer who bridged the worlds of classical and popular music. The latter is all the more striking, ...Read full biography
George & Ira Gershwin: Lady, Be Good!
Released: 1992
Label: Roxbury
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A reconstruction of the 1924 George and Ira Gershwin musical featuring period recordings by Fred and Adele Astaire, George Gershwin himself, and others. The songs include "Fascinating Rhythm" and "The ...Read full review
The Gershwin Songbook: 'S Wonderful
Released: 1992
Label: Verve
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An outstanding anthology presenting many classic vocalists and instrumentalists doing Gershwin selections. The honor roll includes Billie Holiday, Helen Merrill, Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Armstrong, Sarah ...Read full review
More George Gershwin albums: Main Albums (17), Compilations (98), DVD/Video (2)
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