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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Gershwins and me by Michael Feinstein


George and Ira Gershwin were, arguably, the greatest of the classic song-writing teams and the finest archivist, historian and authority on their work is without doubt Michael Feinstein who is no mean performer himself both as a pianist and singer. I guess Michael probably knows more about the Gershwins than they knew about themselves and it is therefore inevitable that he should be the author of a book about the brothers that relates their lives in the context of 12 of their songs.
Strike up the Band, Love is Here to Stay, S'Wonderful, Fascinating Rhythm are just some of the classic Gershwin songs that head each chapter of the 352 pages.
As a taster, read the chapter headed Strike Up The Band.
Listen to Feinstein singing, S'Wonderful.
YouTube him doing Love is Here to Stay - the brothers' last collaboration.
The book, along with a CD by Feinstein is published on October 16 and will be a worthy addition to the bookshelves of those with a love of the GASbook and the Great Composers within its (The GASbook's) infinite pages.
The Gershwins and Me by Michael Feinstein is published by Simon and Shuster on Oct. 16, 2012.
Lance.

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