MAN I LOVE, THE

Latest update on 13/01/2016

Artist: Marion Harris
Author: George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin
Label: Victor
Year: 1927

B-side of Did You Mean It? Originally written for the first big Gershwin production Lady Be Good (1924) with Fred and Adele Astaire, but quickly withdrawn for slowing down the tempo. Also inserted with little success in later Gershwin productions Strike Up The Band (1927) and Rosalie (1928). In 1925, it was sung by Eva Gauthier with Gershwin at the ivories and more importantly, published as (separate) sheet music. Via Lady Mountbatten, an autographed copy was given to the Berkeley Square Orchestra in England, who were largely responsible for popularising the song, years before it became a hit in the States.

Covers:

1928:

Sophie Tucker

1928:

Paul Whiteman

1937:

Benny Goodman

1939:

Billie Holiday

1943:

Coleman Hawkins

1945:

Hazel Scott [in film Rhapsody In Blue]

1947:

Sarah Vaughan

1950:

Doris Day [with Harry James' Orchestra in film Young Man With A Horn]

1954:

Miles Davis [with Thelonious Monk and Milt Jackson]

1959:

Ella Fitzgerald

1972:

Diana Ross [in film Lady Sings The Blues]

1977:

Liza Minnelli [in film New York, New York]

1987:

Skin

1994:

Kate Bush & Larry Adler

1994:

Etta James

1997:

Greetje Kauffeld [as Man Van Mijn Hart]

1998:

Herbie Hancock [vocal: Joni Mitchell]

1998:

Kid Loco & Sarah Crocknell

2000:

Omara Portuondo [as El Hombre Que Yo Amé]

2001:

Esmé Bos [part of her Duveltjeskermis project]

2004:

Alison Moyet

Not to be confused with Sippie Wallace's ('25 - OKeh).

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