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Notes: Gershwin made the piano rolls (for player piano) between and Altogether he played for rolls. by George Gershwin (music) and Irving Caesar (lyrics) strummin’ soft and low: I know that you: Yearn for me too: Swanee You’re calling me. Swanee: George Gershwin: Early career and influences: performed the Gershwin song “Swanee” in the musical Sinbad; it became an enormous success .

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Artis Wodehouse Number of Pages: Leon also captures the historical and ethnic significance of “Swanee” that led to its becoming what we would now call a megahit:. Easton Studio Press, Gershwin, on the other hand, recalled that it took them about an hour.

George Gershwin – Swanee

Gershwin attended a party for Jolson and, as was typical for him, found his way to the piano and played and sangamong other songs, “Swanee. In Whitcomb’s interview with the lyricistCaesar remembers that inwhen Gershwin was about nineteen and he was twenty-one, there was a big hit titled “Hindustan” by Oliver Wallace and Harold Weeks, which was a one-step dance number with a flavor of the far east that fershwin a “raging” hit.

Collected Works of Al Jolson Amazon. Although Dukelsky continued his career as a gerdhwin composer, his association with Gershwin led him to write popular songs of great and lasting value under the more American name Gershwin suggested for him — Vernon Duke Rimler, p. The Piano Rolls Amazon. We think your country is: Alec Wilder, American Popular Song: View All Product Type: In fact some time after their song became famous, Caesar and Gershwin were taking the train to Florida and as they crossed the Georgia-Florida state line the Pullman conductor, who knew who they were, said, “Hey boys, there’s that river you wrote about.


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PDF file, Scanned by Unknown. Every night everywhere ‘Swanee’ has been played for months and months with no sign of exhausting its popularity” Pollack George Gershwin’s Songbook No.

As for the song, Mast writes, ‘Swanee’ hammered its way to popularity on the restless, churning drive of its verse, the gerhswin churning drive of measures three-four and nineteen-twenty accompanying Irving Caesar’s words, ‘How I love ya, how I love ya,’ and ‘Waitin’ for ya, gershein for ya’. Jolson then put it into his show Sinbadalready a success at the Winter Garden Theatreand recorded it for Columbia Records in January When Van Vechten mentioned American songs her response was tepid, but when he “particularized” by making a reference to the songs as “Jazz,” her interest picked up; and when Maurice Ravel saw her in Paris and made a similar proposal, she accepted the concept.

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This, says Wilder, occurs several times in the song, a foreshadow of the Gershwin to come Wilder, p. Performer Pages George Gershwin piano.

Swanee for 1 Piano, 4 Hands. Bing on Broadway same track as on album referenced above Amazon. Patti Austin live Phil Woods: United States Change Country.


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He wanted the song interpolated into Sinbadwhich within three days it was. Visitor Comments Submit comments on songs, songwriters, performers, etc. In “Swanee” it is a device “both melodically and harmonically beyond the limitations of an average writer” manifesting itself in a change within a single measure from the F minor key of the verse to a D natural and a B-flat major chord in its ninth measure before returning to the F minor in the tenth.

Gershwhin himself made several piano roll recordings of the song. He and Gershwin had known each other since their mid-teens having met at Remick’s music publishing house where George worked as a song plugger and general factotum starting in So along with Gershwin’s songs “Swanee,” ” Stairway to the Stars ” and “Innocent Ingenue Baby” receiving their debut on a classical stage, so did Gershwin himself.

Swanee (song)

His chordation was so interesting, so modern and remarkable, and out of his chordation came the melodies” Kimball and Simonp. However, as this work was first published before or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements, it is almost certainly public domain in the USA and is therefore hosted on an American server for US residents only.

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