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The George Gershwin Reader$
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Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.001.0001

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Alec Wilder: “That Certain Feeling” (1972)

Alec Wilder: “That Certain Feeling” (1972)

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(p.75) 19 Alec Wilder: “That Certain Feeling” (1972)
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The George Gershwin Reader
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Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0019

This chapter presents an excerpt from Alec Wilder's 1972 book titled American Popular Song: The Great Innovators. This book is about the successful opening the musical Tip-Toes in December 1925, which was written by George and Ira Gershwin. Wilder compares the show to other musicals and suggestes that it had the most excellent opening number in the song The Certain Feeling and the most number of memorable hit songs including Looking for a Boy, Sweet and Low-Down, and Nice Baby!. He also describes the uniqueness of George's compositions.

Keywords:   Alec Wilder, Tip-Toes, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, musical, That Certain Feeling, Looking for a Boy, Sweet and Low-Down, Nice Baby!

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