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"Slap That Bass" is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, introduced by Fred Astaire and Dudley Dickerson in the 1937 film Shall We Dance.[1]

The song refers to the slap style of double bass playing that was popular at the time.

Notable recordingsEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Mueller, John (1986). Astaire Dancing - The Musical Films. London: Hamish Hamilton. p. 120. ISBN 0-241-11749-6.