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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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Richard Crawford “George Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm’ (1930)” (1993)

Richard Crawford “George Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm’ (1930)” (1993)

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(p.156) 44 Richard Crawford “George Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm’ (1930)” (1993)
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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/9780195327113.003.0044

This chapter presents the text of Richard Crawford's commentaries on George Gershwin's I Got Rhythm, which was published in 1930 in The American Musical Landscape. Crawford notes that this composition occupied a special place in Gershwin's work and it was the song that the composer himself singled out as best suited for embellished instrumental performance. He also listed seventy-nine recordings of the song made by various artists including Fred Rich, Red Nichols, and Ethel Waters.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, I Got Rhythm, Richard Crawford, instrumental performance, Fred Rich, Red Nichols, Ethel Waters

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