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The Essential Collection - George Gershwin


Release Date: 11/21/2006 
Label:  West End Records   Catalog #: 872   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Gershwin
Performer:  Al JolsonSue AllenHazel ScottIke Hatch,   ... 
Conductor:  Carmen DragonBilly ButterfieldToots CamarataEddie Condon,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraBilly Butterfield OrchestraEddie Condon Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by George Gershwin. Soloists: Al Jolson, George Gershwin. Includes work(s) by George Gershwin. Soloists: Al Jolson, George Gershwin. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Capitol Revue: Swanee by George Gershwin
Performer:  Al Jolson (Voice)
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; New York, USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
2.
French Doll: Do it again by George Gershwin
Performer:  Sue Allen (Voice)
Conductor:  Billy Butterfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Billy Butterfield Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
3.
Lady, be Good: Fascinating rhythm by George Gershwin
Performer:  Hazel Scott (Voice)
Conductor:  Toots Camarata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
4.
Lady, Be Good!: Oh, Lady be good by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ike Hatch (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
5.
Lady, be Good: I'd rather Charleston by George Gershwin
Performer:  Adele Astaire (Voice), George Gershwin (Piano), Fred Astaire (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924/1926; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
6.
Lady, be Good: The man I love by George Gershwin
Performer:  Lennie Hayton (Piano), Lena Horne (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
7.
George White's Scandals of 1924: Somebody loves me by George Gershwin
Performer:  Jack Teagarden (Voice)
Conductor:  Eddie Condon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eddie Condon Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
8.
Tip-toes: Looking for a boy by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ella Fitzgerald (Voice)
Conductor:  John Scott Trotter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Scott Trotter orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; New York, USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
9.
Oh, Kay!: Maybe by George Gershwin
Performer:  Bing Crosby (Voice)
Conductor:  Victor Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
10.
Oh, Kay!: Clap yo' hands by George Gershwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Merry Macs
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
11.
Oh, Kay!: Do, Do, Do by George Gershwin
Performer:  Tom Waring (Piano), Gertrude Lawrence (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
12.
Oh, Kay!: Someone to watch over me by George Gershwin
Performer:  Lee Wiley (Voice)
Conductor:  Eddie Condon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eddie Condon Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
13.
Funny Face: Funny face by George Gershwin
Performer:  Jack [Pop Vocals] Smith (Voice)
Conductor:  Carroll Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
14.
Funny Face: High hat by George Gershwin
Performer:  Leslie Hutchinson (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
15.
Funny Face: 'S Wonderful by George Gershwin
Performer:  Dinah Shore (Voice), Buddy Clark (Voice)
Conductor:  Harry Zimmerman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
16.
Funny Face: He loves and she loves by George Gershwin
Performer:  Leslie Hutchinson (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
17.
Funny Face: My one and only by George Gershwin
Performer:  Jack Hylton (Voice), Hugo Rignold (Voice), Jack Orchestra Hylton (),
Chappie D'Amato (Voice)
Conductor:  Jack Hylton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
18.
Treasure Girl: I've got a crush on you by George Gershwin
Performer:  Sarah Vaughan (Voice)
Conductor:  George Treadwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  George Treadwell Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; New York, USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
19.
Show Girl: Liza "All the clouds'll roll away" by George Gershwin
Performer:  Al Jolson (Voice)
Conductor:  Morris Stoloff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
20.
Strike up the Band: Strike up the band by George Gershwin
Performer:  Anne Lenner (Voice)
Conductor:  Carroll Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savoy Hotel Orpheans
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927/1929; New York, USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
21.
Girl Crazy: Bidin' my time by George Gershwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Foursome
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
22.
Girl Crazy: Could you use me? by George Gershwin
Performer:  Judy Garland (Voice), Mickey Rooney (Voice)
Conductor:  George Stoll
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
23.
Girl Crazy: Embraceable you by George Gershwin
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Axel Stordahl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
24.
Girl Crazy: I got rhythm by George Gershwin
Performer:  Betty Kent (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jack Simpson Sextet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
25.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano)
Conductor:  Nathaniel Shilkret
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
26.
Girl Crazy: But not for me by George Gershwin
Performer:  Helen Ward (Voice)
Conductor:  Teddy Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teddy Wilson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
27.
Girl Crazy: Treat me rough by George Gershwin
Performer:  Mickey Rooney (Voice)
Conductor:  George Stoll
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
28.
Of Thee I Sing: Wintergreen for President by George Gershwin
Performer:  Sonny Schuyler (Voice), Jane Froman (Voice)
Conductor:  Nathaniel Shilkret
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus,  Victor Salon Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Of Thee I Sing: Who cares?", "Of Thee I Sing: Of thee I sing" and "Of Thee I Sing: Love is sweeping the country."After 1925 - By 1953 
29.
Of Thee I Sing: Who cares? by George Gershwin
Performer:  Sonny Schuyler (Voice), Jane Froman (Voice)
Conductor:  Nathaniel Shilkret
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus,  Victor Salon Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Of Thee I Sing: Wintergreen for President", "Of Thee I Sing: Of thee I sing" and "Of Thee I Sing: Love is sweeping the country."
After 1925 - By 1953 
30.
Of Thee I Sing: Of thee I sing by George Gershwin
Performer:  Sonny Schuyler (Voice), Jane Froman (Voice)
Conductor:  Nathaniel Shilkret
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus,  Victor Salon Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Of Thee I Sing: Wintergreen for President", "Of Thee I Sing: Who cares?" and "Of Thee I Sing: Love is sweeping the country."
After 1925 - By 1953 
31.
Of Thee I Sing: Love is sweeping the country by George Gershwin
Performer:  Sonny Schuyler (Voice), Jane Froman (Voice)
Conductor:  Nathaniel Shilkret
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus,  Victor Salon Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Of Thee I Sing: Wintergreen for President", "Of Thee I Sing: Who cares?" and "Of Thee I Sing: Of thee I sing."
After 1925 - By 1953 
32.
Let 'em Eat Cake: Mine by George Gershwin
Performer:  Shirley Ross (Voice)
Conductor:  Victor Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  The Foursome
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
33.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Helen Jepson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Smallens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
34.
Porgy and Bess: It takes a long pull by George Gershwin
Performer:  Paul Robeson (Bass)
Conductor:  Carroll Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
35.
Porgy and Bess: I got plenty o' nuttin' by George Gershwin
Performer:  Lawrence Tibbett (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alexander Smallens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
36.
Porgy and Bess: It ain't necessarily so by George Gershwin
Performer:  Johnny Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Billy Butterfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Billy Butterfield Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
37.
Shall We Dance: Beginner's Luck by George Gershwin
Performer:  Mary Lee (Voice)
Conductor:  Roy Fox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roy Fox & His Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
38.
Shall We Dance: They all laughed by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Red Nichols
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Three Songies,  Red Nichols Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
39.
Shall We Dance: Let's call the whole thing off by George Gershwin
Performer:  Billie Holiday (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Billy Holiday Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
40.
Shall We Dance: They can't take that away from me by George Gershwin
Performer:  Billie Holiday (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Billy Holiday Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
41.
Damsel in Distress: Things are looking up by George Gershwin
Performer:  Fred Astaire (Voice)
Conductor:  Ray Noble
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Noble Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
42.
Damsel in Distress: A foggy day by George Gershwin
Performer:  Anne Lenner (Voice)
Conductor:  Carroll Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savoy Hotel Orpheans
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
43.
Damsel in Distress: Nice work if you can get it by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Melachrino (Voice)
Conductor:  Carroll Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savoy Hotel Orpheans
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
44.
Goldwyn Follies: Love walked in by George Gershwin
Performer:  Kenny Baker (Voice)
Conductor:  Russ Morgan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russ Morgan Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
45.
Goldwyn Follies: I was doing all right by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ella Fitzgerald (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savoy Eight
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
46.
Goldwyn Follies: Love is here to stay by George Gershwin
Performer:  Mildred Bailey (Voice)
Conductor:  Red Norvo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Red Norvo Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
47.
Dawn of a New Day by George Gershwin
Performer:  Charles Goodwin (Voice)
Conductor:  Horace Heidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Horace Heidt Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
48.
Shocking Miss Pilgrim: Changing my tune by George Gershwin
Performer:  Mel Torme (Voice)
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mel-Tones,  Artie Shaw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
49.
Shocking Miss Pilgrim: For you, for me, for evermore by George Gershwin
Performer:  Margaret Whiting (Voice)
Conductor:  Gray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 
50.
An American in Paris by George Gershwin
Performer:  George Gershwin (Piano), George Gershwin (Celesta)
Conductor:  Nathaniel Shilkret
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
Length: 16 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: After 1925 - By 1953 

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