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Mordden covers his history with remarkable effectiveness and the banter is priceless. It was not unusual for sheet music publishers to distribute these early versions of the music to promote early recordings, which was beneficial to everybody. See all 35 reviews.
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I read this book 20 years ago - right after it came out - and loved it. He certainly knew how important it was for a show After all the show was the thing that its songs "get over" and the evidence in Philadelphia was demonstrating that "How Long Has This Been Going On? Praguedive Ella Fitzgerald Live at the Crescendo, 1961: Garland introduces "How Long Has This Been Going On" into her repertoire at this historical Carnegie Hall concert performing it with a small jazz ensemble, unlike most of the numbers in the concert where she is accompanied by full orchestra.
That the inclusion of their soulful song in a show one reviewer described as "romance in fine feathers and gold and ermine all over everything" may not have mattered much to the very busy brothers Gershwin at the moment; but such a setting, more associated with the waning form of European operetta than with the jazzier milieu of the American musical theater of the late Twenties, might have significantly delayed its being appreciated and thusly held it back, for a significant period of time, from establishing itself as a great standard.
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Alenu 'e Sole Maureen McGovern: Some Men Are Lookers. Timeless same track as on album referenced above Amazon. The Cats. Of the accompaniment by pianist Ellis Larkins, Ron Wynn writes at CD Universe that he was "long a favorite of vocalists everywhere for his ability to support without intruding," which left her "sublime voice, to interpret and dissect sentiments, themes, and moods with the touch of a master.
I started with the Buddies cycle and have read most of his fiction. Amazon reviewer Relaxin' writes of the album, "On that great Verve.