George & Ira Gershwin: Standards & Gems

George & Ira Gershwin: Standards & Gems

     
 

To mark the George Gershwin centenary, Nonesuch Records compiled this selection of songs that originally appeared on the five studio cast albums-Girl Crazy, Strike Up The Band, Lady, Be Good!, Pardon My English, and Oh, Kay!-that the company issued between 1990 and 1995 in connection with RoxburySee more details below

Overview

To mark the George Gershwin centenary, Nonesuch Records compiled this selection of songs that originally appeared on the five studio cast albums-Girl Crazy, Strike Up The Band, Lady, Be Good!, Pardon My English, and Oh, Kay!-that the company issued between 1990 and 1995 in connection with Roxbury Recordings, the Gershwin family label. In keeping with its title, the album includes both well-known songs such as "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Fascinating Rhythm," and "I've Got A Crush On You" and obscurities such as "When Our Ship Comes Sailing In" (which was cut from Oh, Kay!) and "Meadow Serenade" (originally used in Strike Up The Band and revised for the film The Shocking Miss Pilgrim). Three new recordings have been made for the compilation: "I Don't Think I'll Fall In Love Today" (from Treasure Girl), sung by Dawn Upshaw and David Garrison; "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (from Rosalie), by Audra McDonald; and "Somebody Loves Me" (from George White's Scandals), by Judy Blazer. Upshaw and Blazer also turn up on other songs, along with such performers as John Pizzarelli, Rebbecca Luker, and Patrick Cassidy, a good mixture of jazz, theater, and opera singers that appropriately suggest the various musical forms in which the Gershwins worked.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/1998
Label:
Nonesuch
UPC:
0075597949827
catalogNumber:
79498

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patrick Cassidy   Track Performer
Dawn Upshaw   Track Performer
Michelle Nicastro   Track Performer
Juliet Lambert   Track Performer
John Pizzarelli   Track Performer
Jason Graae   Track Performer
Rebecca Luker   Track Performer
David Garrison   Track Performer
William Katt   Track Performer
Kurt Ollmann   Track Performer
Robert Westenberg   Track Performer
Judy Blazer   Track Performer
Ann Morrison   Track Performer
Brent Barrett   Track Performer
Audra McDonald   Track Performer
Arnetia Walker   Track Performer
Adam Arkin   Track Performer
Vicki Lewis   Track Performer
Lara Teeter   Track Performer
David Carroll   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer

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