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Gershwin Without Words / Black, Fennell, Williams, Dutoit

Album Summary

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy
>Gershwin, George : Lady, be Good
>Gershwin, George : Goldwyn Follies
>Gershwin, George : A Foggy Day (in London Town), song (from A Damsel in Distress, film)
>Gershwin, George : Funny Face
>Gershwin, George : Oh, Kay!, musical
>Gershwin, George : Of Thee I Sing
>Gershwin, George : Show Girl, musical
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Gershwin, George : Strike up the Band
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer
Notes & Reviews:

This selection features both ADD and DDD recordings.

Personnel: Stanley Black (piano).

As the title suggests, Decca's Gershwin Without Words features instrumental performances of some of Gershwin's most popular songs. The album ranges from classical pop interpretations, like the Boston Pops Orchestra's "Selections From Girl Crazy" and "Strike Up the Band," to Stanley Black's lounge-inspired renditions of "Love Is Here to Stay" and "A Foggy Day." The bulk of the album is made up of Frederick Fennell's restrained instrumental pop performances, of which "The Man I Love" and "I Got Rhythm" are the highlights. Gershwin Without Words is a very pleasant, traditional-sounding collection that should appeal to anyone looking for sedate versions of Gershwin's work. ~ Heather Phares



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>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy :: [Unspecified] Selections
  • Performer: Boston Pops
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Gershwin, George : Lady, be Good :: Fascinating Rhythm
  • Performer: Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Goldwyn Follies
  • Performer: Stanley Black (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : A Foggy Day (in London Town), song (from A Damsel in Distress, film)
  • Performer: Stanley Black (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : Funny Face :: 'S Wonderful
  • Performer: Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Gershwin, George : Goldwyn Follies
  • Performer: Stanley Black (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : Oh, Kay!, musical :: Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Performer: Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Gershwin, George : Lady, be Good :: Oh, Lady Be Good
  • Performer: Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy :: But Not For Me
  • Performer: Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Gershwin, George : Lady, be Good :: The Man I Love
  • Performer: Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy :: Biding My Time
  • Performer: Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Gershwin, George : Of Thee I Sing :: Love Is Sweeping the Country
  • Performer: Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy :: I Got Rhythm
  • Performer: Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Gershwin, George : Show Girl, musical :: Liza
  • Performer: Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1929

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy :: Embraceable You
  • Performer: Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: A Symphonic Picture (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
  • Performer: Charles Dutoit
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 23 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Strike up the Band
  • Performers: James All-Stars (Piano); Boston Pops
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927