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Great American Songwriters, Vol. 1: George & Ira Gershwin

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Rhino's Great American Songwriters, Vol. 1 celebrates the talents of George and Ira Gershwin, collecting some of the finest pop and vocal jazz interpretations of their songs. Fred Astaire's quintessentially dapper reading of "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," Sarah Vaughan's sassy "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and Count Basie's breezy "S' Wonderful" prove that the best-written songs showcase the singer's essential style. Peggy Lee's "The Man I Love," Sammy Davis, Jr.'s "It Ain't Necessarily So," Nancy Wilson's "Someone to Watch Over Me," and Jo Stafford's "Embraceable You" are some of the other highlights from this collection of classic songwriting and performances. A must for anyone who appreciates the finest traditional pop of the 20th century.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:33
2 3:49
3 3:56
4 3:25
5 2:35
6 3:52
7 3:11
8 3:48
9 3:03
10 3:46
11 2:37
12 3:19
13 2:56
14 2:46
15 3:15
16 2:05
17 3:22
18 2:38
19 3:58
20 4:10
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