Fascinatin' Rhythm: A Tribute to George Gershwin With Patti Austin, Dwight Bowers, Jeffrey Melnick, Henry Sapoznik, Marcus Roberts

   
 

January 7th, 2009 ~ This two hour tribute maps the Route to Genius for this great American composer. We'll speak with those that know his work and perform his work about Gershwin's relationship with klezmer and the blues, his work for the stage, and his place in the American soundscape. Plus hear great versions of Gershwin's enduring tunes in jazz, country, the blues and more.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: 'S Wonderful Benny Goodman Quartet
    I Got Rhythm: The Music of George Gershwin, Smithsonian Collection
  • Nice Work if You Can Get It Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra
    Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944, Columbia
  • Nice Work if You Can Get It Thelonious Monk
    Genius of Modern Music Volume 1, Blue Note
  • SEGMENT: Jewish background and "Swanee"
    Listen
  • Someone to Watch Over Me George Gershwin
    From Gershwin's Time: The Original Sounds of George Gershwin, Sony
  • Mischa-Yascha-Toscha-Sascha The Funnyboners
    From Avenue A to the Great White Way, Columbia/Legacy
  • It Ain't Necessarily So Oscar Peterson
    The Song is You: Best of the Verve Songbooks, Verve
  • Swanee George Gershwin
    Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls, Elektra
  • Swanee Al Jolson
    From Gershwin's Time: The Original Sounds of George Gershwin, Sony
  • Swanee Patti Austin
    Avant-Gershwin, Rendezvous
  • Fascinating Rhythm Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards
    From Gershwin's Time: The Original Sounds of George Gershwin, Sony
  • Instrumental: Swanee David Grisman
    Tone Poems II, Acoustic Disc
  • SEGMENT: Gershwin's Rhythm
    Listen
  • Interview & I Got Rhythm George Gershwin
    ershwin Performs Gershwin Rare Recordings 1931-1935, BMG
  • I Got Rhythm Fats Waller
    A Portrait of Fats Waller, Gallerie
  • Rippling Waters Willie 'The Lion' Smith
    1938-1940, Jazz Classics
  • Summertime Willie 'the Lion' Smith
    Music on My Mind, Gitanes
  • Prelude #2 George Gershwin
    From Gershwin's Time: The Original Sounds of George Gershwin, Sony
  • Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin with Paul Whiteman
    I Got Rhythm: The Music of George Gershwin, Smithsonian Collection
  • Instrumental: Summertime Chet Baker
    My Favorite Songs, Enja
  • Suite from Porgy and Bess Morton Gould and His Orchestra
    Historic Gershwin Recordings, BMG
  • I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' Todd Duncan
    I Got Rhythm: The Music of George Gershwin, Smithsonian Collection
  • Bess, You Is My Woman Now Miles Davis & Gil Evans
    Porgy and Bess, Columbia
  • I Loves You, Porgy Nina Simone
    Little Girl Blue, Bethlehem
  • End Bed: They Can't Take That Away From Me Stanley Turrentine
    Blue Note Plays Gershwin, Blue Note
 
  • Open Bed: Oh Lady Be Good The Treme Brass Band
    Gimmie My Money Back, Arhoolie
  • The Man I Love Herbie Hancock with Joni Mitchell
    Gershwin's World, Verve
  • It Ain't Necessarily So George Kirby
    George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Bethlehem Archives
  • I Got Rhythm Django Reinhardt
    Volume Four, JSP
  • Lady Be Good Martin, Bogan and Armstrong
    Barnyard Dance, Rounder
  • Summertime Doc Watson
    Elementary Doctor Watson, Tomato
  • Instrumental: Oh, Lady Be Good Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
    San Antonio Rose, Bear Family
  • Summertime Sam Cooke
    The Best of Sam Cooke, RCA/Legacy
  • Summertime Billy Stewart
    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billy Stewart, Universal
  • It Ain't Necessarily So Miles Davis & Gil Evans
    Porgy and Bess, Columbia
  • Let's Call the Whole Thing Off Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
    Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin, Verve
  • Instrumental: Rhapsody In Blue Sammy Price and Doc Cheatham
    Play George Gershwin, Gitanes
  • Rhapsody in Blue Marcus Roberts
    Gershwin For Lovers, Columbia
  • Summertime Dr. Michael White
    Jazz from the Soul of New Orleans, Basin Street