Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls
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||Sweet and Lowdown||George Gershwin||3:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Novelette In Fourths||George Gershwin||2:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||That Certain Feelin||George Gershwin||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||So Am I||George Gershwin||4:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rhapsody In Blue||George Gershwin||14:25||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Swanee||George Gershwin||2:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When You Want 'Em, You Can't Get 'Em, When You've Got 'Em, You Don't Want 'Em||George Gershwin||1:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Kickin' the Clouds Away||George Gershwin||3:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Idle Dreams||George Gershwin||2:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||On My Mind the Whole Night Long||George Gershwin||2:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Scandal Walk||George Gershwin||3:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||An American In Paris||George Gershwin||16:34||Album Only||View in iTunes|
George Gershwin made 130 piano rolls between 1916-1927; 28 were recorded and released in 1998 on two Nonesuch CDs. This particular release has quite a few obscure Gershwin songs, including his very first tune, "When You Want 'Em, You Can't Get 'Em, When You've Got 'Em, You Don't Want 'Em." Certainly such tunes as "Novelette in Fourths," "So Am I," and "Idle Dreams" are long forgotten but worth reviving. Among the other highlights of the fascinating and highly enjoyable recital are "Sweet and Lowdown," "Swanee" and a 14-minute rendition of "Rhapsody in Blue." The 1933 item is a bit unusual, for it is a two-piano rendition of "An American in Paris" that lasts over 16 minutes and was arranged by Frank Milne. Well worth exploring.
does not get better than this!!
this is a must buy if you like piano music, also its a great piece of history!
Glad I found this!
"So Am I" is such a lovely song; his music is magnificent!
Born: September 26, 1898 in Brooklyn, NY
Genre: Classical Crossover
Years Active: '10s, '20s, '30s