HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?

Latest update on 11/10/2014

Artist: Bobbe Arnst
Author: George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin
Label: Okeh
Year: 1928

Premiered this song in Broadway musical Rosalie. It was written one year earlier for musical Funny Face (with Fred & Adele Astaire) but was skipped for avoiding confusion with another song with that title and administred by the same music publisher. That other How Long Has This Been Going On (Benny Davis/Pete Wendling) was recorded by Fred Elizalde, Lou Gold, Sam Lanin, Harry Hudson, Louise Carlyle & Warren Galjour.

Covers:

1939:

Lee Wiley

1942:

Benny Goodman [vocal by Peggy Lee]

1945:

Mel Tormé

1956:

Audrey Hepburn [in film Funny Face, again with Fred Astaire]

1957:

Sarah Vaughan

1957:

Louis Armstrong [with Oscar Peterson]

1957:

Horace Silver

1958:

Coleman Hawkins

1958:

Mose Allison

1958:

Chet Baker

1959:

Ella Fitzgerald

1960:

Judy Garland

1960:

Tony Bennett

1962:

Stan Kenton

1970:

Julie Andrews

1975:

Joe Pass

1977:

Ray Charles

1986:

Diane Schuur

1992:

Elvis Costello [for George Jones]

1994:

Jon Bon Jovi

1995:

Cassandra Wilson

1995:

Van Morrison & Georgie Fame & Friends

2001:

Brad Mehldau

2002:

MJ Cole [based upon a version by Carmen McRae]

2003:

Boz Scaggs

2003:

Jerry Jeff Walker

2005:

Carly Simon

2006:

Rufus Wainwright

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