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George And Ira Gershwin In Hollywood
Title:
GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN
IN HOLLYWOOD
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
Rhino Movie Music
Turner Classic Movies Music
Catalog Number:
R2 72732
Release Date:
1997
Type:
CD
Discs:
2
Length:
02:31:05
Availability:
Out of print
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George And Ira Gershwin In Hollywood
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ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This is a first class, excellent compilation of performances from films featuring scores and songs from the amazing Gershwin catalog. The folks at Rhino/TCM Movie Music present a wide variety of performances not only from M-G-M films but most of the other studios as well. A very well rounded set. Of course, when you're dealing with the Gershwins, you can't go wrong. To quote Ira's lyrics: "Who could ask for anything more?". Well, only MORE Gershwin! This set is so good it really leaves the listener wanting more!

All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.

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    TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland tracks in
blue.
* Stereo

Title
Performed by...
From the film...
Date Recorded
Time
Disc 1
Overture
(Medley: Swanee/Somebody Loves Me/Fascinating Rhythm/Embraceable You/Oh Lady, Be Good/The Main I Love/I Got Rhythm/Liza/Rhapsody In Blue/Strike Up The Band) (outtake)
The Warner Bros. Studio Orchestra
Rhapsody In Blue
(Warner Bros. 1945)
June 1944
10:13
Swanee
Al Jolson
Rhapsody In Blue
(Warner Bros. 1945)
Circa June 1943 through August 1943
1:46
Somebody Loves Me * Lena Horne
Broadway Rhythm
(MGM 1944)
06-04-1943 3:11
I Can't Be Bothered Now
Fred Astaire
A Damsel In Distress
(RKO 1937)
1937
1:20
(I'll Build A) Stairway To Paradise *
Georges Guetary
An American In Paris
(MGM 1951)
07-25-1950
2:42
They Can't Take That Away From Me (Alternate Version)
Fred Astaire
Shall We Dance
(RKO 1937)
1937
2:36
Fascinating Rhythm *
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, piano solo by Mickey Rooney
Girl Crazy
(MGM 1943)
01-12-1943
5:26
Love Is Here To Stay
Gene Kelly
An American In Paris
(MGM 1951)
07-21-1950
4:06
They All Laughed
(with Extended Chorus)
Ginger Rogers, taps by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Shall We Dance
(RKO 1937)
1937
4:18
Embraceable You *
Judy Garland, Ralph Blane, Henry Kruze, P. Hanna, G. Mershon, H. Stanton, Ernie Newton, Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, The M-G-M Studio Orchestra & Chorus

Girl Crazy
(MGM 1943)

04-15-1943
4:56
135th Street Blues (Blue Monday)
(Extended Version)
John B. Hughes, The Warner Bros. Studio Orchestra & Chorus
Rhapsody In Blue
(Warner Bros. 1945)
Circa June 1943 through August 1943
6:03
Summertime (Extended Version)
Anne Brown

Rhapsody In Blue
(Warner Bros. 1945)

Circa June 1943 through August 1943
3:53
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
Shall We Dance
(RKO 1937)
1937
3:45
But Not For Me
Ella Fitzgerald
But Not For Me
(Paramount 1959)
1958
2:04
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Fred Astaire
A Damsel In Distress
(RKO 1937)
1937
2:32
Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)
(Outtake)
Avon Long & The M-G-M Studio Orchestra & Chorus
Ziegfeld Follies
(MGM 1946)
04-17-1944
6:09
I've Got A Crush On You
(Outtake)
Gene Kelly
An American In Paris
(MGM 1951)
10-11-1950
2:46
Third Prelude (Outtake)
Oscar Levant
Rhapsody In Blue
(Warner Bros. 1945)
Circa June 1943 through August 1943
0:56
Strike Up The Band
Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Six Hits And A Miss, The M-G-M Studio Orchestra & Chorus
07-10-1940
07-26-1940
5:07
Disc 2
Boy! What Love Has Done to Me *
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Girl Crazy
(MGM 1943)
12-23-1942
3:23

Slap That Bass (Alternate Take)

Fred Astaire & The RKO Studio Orchestra & Chorus
Shall We Dance
(RKO 1937)
1937
4:18
Aren't You Kind Of Glad We Did?
Dick Haymes & Betty Grable
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
(20th Century-Fox 1947)
1946
3:50
The Man I Love
Peg La Centra (for Ida Lupino)
The Man I Love
(Warner Bros. 1947)
February 1947
3:44
Treat Me Rough * (Extended Version)
June Allyson, Mickey Rooney, The Music Maids, The Stafford Trio, Kathleen Carns, Ruth Clark, and Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra

Girl Crazy
(MGM 1943)

12-26-1942
01-04-1943
6:33
A Foggy Day
Fred Astaire
A Damsel In Distress
(RKO 1937)
1937
2:14
You've Got What Gets Me
Eddie Quilian, Dixie Lee, Mitzi Green

Girl Crazy
(RKO 1932)

1932
3:12
Oh Lady, Be Good
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
Artie Shaw's Symphony In Swing
(Warner Bros. short 1939)
1938
3:09
He Loves And She Loves
Fred Astaire
Funny Face
(Paramount 1957)
03-29-1956
5:00
I Was Doing Alright
Ella Logan
The Goldwyn Follies
(Samuel Goldwyn 1938)
Unknown
2:43
Love Walked In (Outtake)
Virginia Verrill (for Andrea Leeds), Jon Hall (not in picture)
The Goldwyn Follies
(Samuel Goldwyn 1938)
Unknown
3:13
Promenade (Walking The Dog)
The RKO Radio Studio Orchestra
Shall We Dance
(RKO 1937)
Unknown
2:32
(I've Got) Beginner's Luck
Fred Astaire
Shall We Dance
(RKO 1937)
1937
1:57
'S Wonderful
Gene Kelly & Georges Guetary
An American In Paris
(MGM 1951)
07-20-1950
2:47
Things Are Looking Up
Fred Astaire & The Stafford Sisters
A Damsel In Distress
(RKO 1937)
Unknown
3:47
Delishious (Extended Version)
Sally Sweetland (for Joan Leslie)
Rhapsody In Blue
(Warner Bros. 1945)
Circa June 1943 through August 1943
2:08
Shall We Dance
Fred Astaire
Shall We Dance
(RKO 1937)
1937
3:40
I Got Rhythm *
Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Six Hits And A Miss, The Music Maids, Hal Hopper, Trudy Erwin, Bobbie Canvin, Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, The
M-G-M Studio Orchestra & Chorus
Girl Crazy
(MGM 1943)
12-29-1942
01-02-1943
02-02-1943
8:03
You'd Be Hard To Replace (Extended Version)
Fred Astaire
The Barkleys Of Broadway
(MGM 1949)
07-30-1948
2:28
In Our United State
Bob Fosse
Give A Girl A Break
(MGM 1949)
08-13-1952
3:40
For You, For Me, For Evermore
Dick Haymes & Betty Grable
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
(20th Century-Fox 1947)
1946
4:02

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CREDITS

Produced by: Michael Feinstein, George Feltenstein, and Bradley Flanagan

Project Supervisor:
Julie D"Angelo

Art Direction by: Hugh Brown and John Heiden

Creative Services Direction by:
Lori Carfora

Design by:
SMOG, Los Angeles, CA

Engineering by:
Doug Schwartz, Audio Mechanics, Los Angeles, CA

Transfer of 78 rpm discs by:
Barry Hansen

Photographs Courtesy of: Turner Entertainment Co. & The Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts

Production Assistance: Vanessa Atkins, Jayne Blume, Steven Chean, and Julee Stover

Special Thanks to: Steve Ary, Bruce Baggot, Scott Benson, Lance Bowling/The Society for the Preservation of Film Music, Tita Cahn, Nick Corsello, Diane Covucci, James D'Arc/Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University, Wade DeCroce, Kaylin Frank, Greg Gormick, The Ray Heindorf Family, Gina Henschen, A.C. Lyles, Richard May, Roger Mayer, Michael Nieves, Howard Prouty/Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library (Sammy Dahn Collection), Lynda Schmidt, Robin Schwartz, Charles Shulta, Michon Stanco, Fred Steiner, Michael Strunsky, Tony Tomas, Thane Tierney, and Mary Beth Verhunce

Very Special Thanks to:
Mark Goldberg/The Iran And Leonore Gershwin Trusts and Ned Comstock/USC Cinema-Television Library

Dedicated to the memory of
June Levant

Liner Notes by: Edward Jablonski

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