NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

Latest update on 03/07/2017

Artist: Jan Duggan, Mary Dea, Pearl Amatore & Fred Astaire
Author: George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin
Year: 1937

In film A Damsel In Distress, along with A Foggy Day In London Town (see there). The melody was a leftover from the Girl Crazy sessions (see: I Got Rhythm). There's a lyric line of I Got Rhythm in the Nice Work bridge: "Who could ask for anything more".

Covers:

1937:

Shep Fields

1937:

Teddy Wilson [vocal: Billie Holiday]

1937:

Andrews Sisters [original A-side of Bei mir bist Du schön]

1938:

Fred Astaire [n°1 US]

1938:

Maxine Sullivan

1947:

Thelonious Monk

1949:

Art Tatum

1950:

Sarah Vaughan

1955:

Dinah Shore

1957:

Mel Tormé

1957:

Jo Stafford

1959:

Ella Fitzgerald

1961:

Bobby Rydell

1965:

Frank Sinatra

1972:

Carmen McRae

1994:

Sting

1997:

Robert Long [as Leuk Werk Als Je Geluk Hebt]

1998:

Majestic 12 [on Red Hot + Rhapsody]

2000:

Mary Coughlan

2008:

Diane Schuur

2017:

Yannick Bovy

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