I GOT RHYTHM

Latest update on 29/02/2016

Artist: Ethel Merman
Author: George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin
Year: 1930

Introduced it in Broadway musical Girl Crazy along with Ginger Rogers and the Red Nichols Dance Band featuring Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey and Gene Krupa. She didn't recorded it herself until '47 (Decca). Other famous songs introduced in Girl Crazy: But Not For Me and Embraceable You (see there).

Covers:

1930:

Fred Rich Orch. [vocal by Paul Small; oldest recording (Columbia)]

1930:

Red Nichols & His Five Pennies [on Brunswick; vocal: Dick Robertson; top 5 US]

1930:

Cab Calloway

1930:

Ethel Waters

1931:

Louis Armstrong [for Okeh]

1931:

Adelaide Hall [first British recording]

1932:

Kitty Kelly [in first film version]

1932:

George Gershwin [at the piano]

1932:

Don Redman [first instrumental jazz version]

1932:

Sidney Bechet [foundation for Shag]

1933:

Fletcher Henderson [foundation for Yeah Man]

1934:

Chick Webb [foundation for Don't Be That Way]

1934:

Jimmie Lunceford [foundation for Stamp It Off]

1935:

Stephane Grappelli

1935:

Fats Waller

1937:

Count Basie

1937:

Glenn Miller

1937:

Benny Goodman

1937:

Lionel Hampton

1937:

Jimmy Dorsey

1938:

Jane Froman

1938:

Larry Adler [with Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grapelli]

1940:

Duke Ellington [foundation for Cotton Tail]

1940:

Count Basie [foundation for Blow Top]

1940s:

Charlie Parker [returned again and again to the structure of Gershwin's tune]

1943:

Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney [in film Girl Crazy]

1945:

Woody Herman [foundation for Apple Honey]

1951:

Gene Kelly [in film An American In Paris]

1967:

Happenings [rock version; top 3 US]

1979:

Mike Oldfield

1984:

Broads

1991:

Lorna Luft [Judy Garland's daughter, Liza Minnelli's half-sister, in the footsteps of her mother in a reconstructed Girl Crazy modelled on resurfaced original script; financed by Ira Gershwin's widow and released on her Roxbury label]

1994:

Robert Palmer

1997:

Greetje Kauffeld & Robert Long [as Lekker Tempo]

1998:

Herbie Hancock [like Duke Ellington as Cotton Tail]

2010:

Brian Wilson

2011:

Puppini Sisters

2016:

Willie Nelson

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