The Gershwins: Soundtrack for an Era

Episode 7

Episode date - August 25, 2017

How Music Changed

    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

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