The Man I Love (song)

"The Man I Love" is a popular standard with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by his brother Ira. Part of the 1924 score for the Gershwin musical comedy Lady, Be Good, the song was deleted from that show and put into the Gershwins' 1927 government satire Strike Up the Band (where it appears as "The Man I Love" and "The Girl I Love"), which closed out-of-town. It was considered for, then rejected from, the 1928 Ziegfeld hit Rosalie .[1]

"The Man I Love"
Song
Published1927
Composer(s)George Gershwin
Lyricist(s)Ira Gershwin
The Man I Love, first 8 bars, tenor saxophone

Popular recordings in 1928 were by Marion Harris; Sophie Tucker; Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (vocal by Vaughn De Leath); and by Fred Rich & His Orchestra (vocal also by Vaughn De Leath).[2] As with many standards of the era, it has become more famous as an independent popular song than as one from a Broadway musical.

The song was included in the 2015 Broadway musical An American in Paris based on the six-time Academy Award-winning Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron film, An American in Paris that was released in 1951.[3]

Other versionsEdit

"The Man I Love"
Single by Kate Bush
from the album The Glory of Gershwin
B-side"Rhapsody in Blue (edit)"
Released18 July 1994
Recorded1994
GenreOrchestral pop
Length3:17
LabelMercury Records
Songwriter(s)George and Ira Gershwin
Producer(s)George Martin
Kate Bush singles chronology
"The Red Shoes"
(1994)
"The Man I Love"
(1994)
"And So Is Love"
(1994)

Further readingEdit

  • Philip Furia, Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist Oxford University Press: Oxford 1996, ISBN 0-19-508299-0
  • Ira Gershwin, Lyrics on Several Occasions Limelight Editions: New York City 1973.
  • Ted Gioia, The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire Oxford University Press: Oxford 2012, ISBN 978-0199937394
  • Alec Wilder, American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950 Oxford University Press: Oxford 1972, ISBN 0-19-501445-6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jazz Standards". jazzstandards.com. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 546. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  3. ^ An American in Paris (2015 Broadway) - song list
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. pp. 256–257. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  5. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com/. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  10. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  11. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/kate-bush-man-i-love-video-other-sides-802924/

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