The Gershwins: Soundtrack for an Era
Episode date - August 25, 2017
As the twenties came to close, George and Ira stood front and center as musical representatives for the decade that brought jazz and blues music into the mainstream.
Through their work together, specifically their work for Broadway, they provided a definitive soundtrack for the era, one so strong that most of their material still resonates today.
Featured tracks include;
Embraceable You – Charlie Parker
Embraceable You – Sarah Vaughan
Embraceable You – Frank Sinatra
But Not For Me- Chet Baker
But Not For Me – Elvis Costello
Sam and Delilah – Duke Ellington
I’ve Got Rhythm – Ethel Merman
Strike Up the Band – Ray Charles