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Love love love this book. I wasn't even that interested in the Gershwins, or Feinstein, when I picked it up. Feinstein grew up in Columbus, Ohio, obsessed with the Gershwins' music. As a young man, as fate would have it, he met Ira Gershwin and ended up with a job cataloguing his archives. It's a story of the almost mysterious way that art is transmitted from one generation to another.
Book Review: “The Gershwins and Me”
The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs by Michael Feinstein (A fascinating look into the music that has become a part of the fabric of the Great American Songbook.)
From celebrated entertainer Michael Feinstein comes a beautifully illustrated account of the lives and legacies of the Gershwins—told through stories of twelve of their greatest songs and accompanied by an original CD of those songs, performed by the author.
Bahahahaha only 4 people really understand what this means to me!!
La Revue Des Ambassadeurs (1928). A revue of mostly Cole Porter songs, but with a "Gershwin Specialty" section sung by Frances Gershwin.
Elton John sings Gershwin - But Not for Me (1994)
George Gershwin's hands...