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Essential George Gershwin

George Gershwin (piano), Ethel Waters (vocal), Tommy Dorsey (trombone), Mannie Klein (trumpet), Ben Selvin (violin), Jimmy Dorsey (clarinet), Buck & Bubbles, Buck Washington (vocal, piano), John "Bubbles" Sublett (vocal), Joe Bushkin (piano), Artie Shaw (clarinet), Bunny Berigan (trumpet), Cozy...

  • Grammy Awards
    19th Awards (1976)
    Best Engineered Album, Classical

2 CDs


Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days


Gershwin: Prelude No. 2

Work length2:39
  • George Gershwin (piano)

Gershwin: I Got Rhythm

Work length3:03
  • Ethel Waters (vocal), Tommy Dorsey (trombone), Mannie Klein (trumpet), Ben Selvin (violin), Jimmy Dorsey (clarinet)

Gershwin: Oh, Lady Be Good!

Work length3:28
  • Buck & Bubbles, Buck Washington (vocal), John "Bubbles" Sublett (vocal), Buck Washington (piano)

George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward: Summertime

Work length2:53
  • Joe Bushkin (piano), Artie Shaw (clarinet), Bunny Berigan (trumpet), Cozy Cole (drums), Billie Holiday (vocal), Dick McDonough (guitar)

Gershwin: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Work length2:49
  • Maxine Sullivan & Her Orchestra, Claude Thornhill (director), Maxine Sullivan (vocal), Buster Bailey (vocal), Buster Bailey (cornet)

Gershwin: They Can't Take That Away From Me

Work length3:06
  • Fred Astaire (vocal), Johnny Green & His Orchestra

George Gershwin, I. Caesar: Swanee

Work length1:33
  • Al Jolson (vocal)
  • Leo F. Forbstein

Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin, Gus Kahn: Liza

Work length3:00
  • Benny Goodman (clarinet), Mel Powell (piano), Morey Feld (drums), Mike Bryan (guitar)

Gershwin: Someone to Watch over Me

Work length3:19
  • Frank Sinatra (vocal), Mischa Russell (violin), David Frisina (violin), John Ryan (bass), Samuel Freed, Jr (viola), John Mayhew (flute), Fred Goerner (cello), Mark Mclntye (piano), Ray Hagan (drums), George Van Eps (guitar)
  • Axel Stordahl

Gershwin: 's Wonderful

Work length2:36
  • Buddy Clark (vocal), Dinah Shore (vocal)
  • Harry Zimmerman

George Gershwin, B.G. DeSylva: Do It Again

Work length3:15
  • Jane Russell (vocal)
  • Lou Bring

Gershwin: Soon

Work length2:56
  • Dorothy Kirsten (vocal), Percy Faith & His Orchestra

Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm / Someone To Watch Over Me

Work length8:06
  • Morton Gould, His Piano and Orchestra, Martin Gould (piano)

Gershwin: The Man I Love

Work length3:04
  • Earl Warren (alto saxophone), Jack Washington (alto saxophone), Lester Young (tenor saxophone), Harry 'Sweets' Edison (trumpet), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Joe Sullivan (piano), Jo Jones (drums), Billie Holiday (vocal), Freddie Green (guitar)

Gershwin: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

Work length3:13
  • Fred Astaire (vocal), Johnny Green & His Orchestra

Gershwin: Love Is Here to Stay

Work length4:06
  • Gene Kelly (vocal)
  • Johnny Green

Gershwin: How Long Has This Been Going On

Work length3:04
  • Felicia Sanders (vocal), Irving Joseph (piano), Red Callender (bass), Norm Jeffries (drums)

George Gershwin, E. Sauter: Blues

Work length4:10
  • Harry James & His Orchestra

Gershwin: But Not for Me

Work length2:36
  • Doris Day (vocal)
  • Paul Weston

Gershwin: A Foggy Day (In London Town)

Work length2:51
  • Rosemary Clooney (vocal), Frank DeVol & His Orchestra

George Gershwin, B.G. DeSylva, Arthur Francis: I'll Build A Stairway to Paradise

Work length2:34
  • Georges Guetary
  • Johnny Green

Gershwin: Third Movement (Allegro Agitato)

Work length6:25
  • Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, Oscar Levant (piano), Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York

Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing Overture

Work length4:37
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Michael Tilson Thomas

Gershwin: They all laughed

Work length2:43
  • Tony Bennett (vocal)
  • Torrie Zito

Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing

Work length2:40
  • The Hi-Lo's
  • Marty Paich

Gershwin: Promenade (Walking the Dog)

Work length2:54
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (piano)
  • Michael Tilson Thomas

Gershwin: I've got a crush on you

Work length2:16
  • Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Ellis Larkins (piano)

George Gershwin, B.G. DeSylva, B. MacDonald: Somebody Loves Me

Work length2:54
  • Alberta Hunter (vocal), Vishnu Wood (bass), Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone), Doc Cheatham (trumpet), Vic Dickinson (trombone), Jonah Jones (trumpet), Gerald Cook (piano), Butch Miles (drums), Billy Butler (guitar)

Gershwin: Love Walked In / Embraceable You

Work length4:09
  • Maureen McGovern (vocal), Jeff Harris (piano), Jay Leonhart (bass guitar)

Gershwin: Mine

Work length2:56
  • Dick Hyman (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), Eric Cohen (drums)

Gershwin: Isn't It a Pity?

Work length3:08
  • Mel Torme (vocal)
  • Robert Mersey

Gershwin: Introduction and Jazzbo Brown

Work length3:02
  • Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra

Gershwin: It Ain't Necessarily So (from Porgy and Bess)

Work length3:07
  • Aretha Franklin (vocal), Ray Bryant (piano), Bill Lee (bass), Warren Lucky (tenor saxophone), Belton Evans (drums), Lord Westbrook (guitar)
  • Robert Mersey

Gershwin: Bess, you is my woman now (from Porgy and Bess)

Work length5:11
  • Adele Addison (vocal), Robert Mcferrin (vocal)
  • André Previn

George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward: I Loves You, Porgy

Work length3:40
  • Miles Davis (trumpet), Louis Mucci (trumpet), Johnny Coles (trumpet), Ernie Royal (trumpet), Willie Ruff (french horn), Bernie Glow (trumpet), Julius Watkins (french horn), Jimmy Cleveland (trombone), Joe Bennett (trombone), Frank Rehak (trombone), Dick Hixon (trombone), Gunther Schuller (french horn), Romeo Penque (clarinet), Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone), Danny Bank (bass clarinet), Jerome Richardson (flute), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums), Danny Bank (flute)
  • Gil Evans

Gershwin: My man's gone now (from Porgy and Bess)

Work length5:42
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarah Vaughan, Harold Jones (drums), Michael Tilson Thomas (piano), George Gaffney (piano), Andy Simpkins (bass)
  • Michael Tilson Thomas

George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward: There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York

Work length2:17
  • Cab Calloway (vocal)
  • André Previn

Gershwin: Who Cares?

Work length3:17
  • Tony Bennett (vocal), Ralph Sharon Trio

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Work length13:43
  • George Gershwin (piano), Columbia Jazz Band
  • Michael Tilson Thomas

Gershwin: Strike Up the Band

Work length2:41
  • André Kostelanetz & His Orchestra

George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn: Home Blues

Work length3:51
  • Michael Feinstein (piano), Michael Feinstein (vocal)