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Oh, Lady Be Good

Music by George Gershwin

It was introduced by Walter Catlett in the Broadway musical Lady, Be Good!, written by Guy Bolton, Fred Thompson, and the Gershwin brothers, starring Fred and Adele Astaire. It ran for 330 performances in its original Broadway run. The song is also performed in the film Lady Be Good (1941), although the film itself is unrelated to the musical play. A 1947 recording of the song became a hit for Ella Fitzgerald, notable for her scat solo. The song became identified with Fitzgerald, and she sang it many times in live performance.[citation needed] For her album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959), it was sung as a ballad, arranged by Nelson Riddle.

    Release Date: 1924

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Ella Fitzgerald : Original Keys For Singers : Solo : Songbook : 073999023343 : 0634063421 : 00740252

Ella Fitzgerald : Original Keys For Singers

Arguably the best female jazz singer ever, no one could out-swing or out-scat "The First Lady of Song." This fine book features authentic transcriptions in the original keys of 25 Fitzgerald classics in voice with piano accompaniment format.

Songlist: A-Tisket A-Tasket, Black Coffee, But Not For Me, Cheek To Cheek, (You'd Be So) Easy to Love, Embraceable You, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, How Long Has This Been Going On, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), I'm Beginning to See the Light, I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, If You Can't Sing It (You'll Have To Swing It), III Wind (You're Blowing Me No Good), Just One Of Those Things, The Lady is a Tramp, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off, Lullabye Of Birdland, Midnight Sun, Misty, Oh, Lady Be Good, Satin Doll, Stompin' At The Savoy, Take the 'A' Train

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Ella Fitzgerald | 9204b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Professional Tracks for Serious Singers : Sing More Songs by George & Ira Gershwin (Volume 2) : Solo : Songbook & CD : 888680033569 : 1941566049 : 00138895

Professional Tracks for Serious Singers : Sing More Songs by George & Ira Gershwin (Volume 2)

Eight more Gershwin songs are presented in the second volume of this package, which is designed to provide the at-home singer with an actual professional setting. The CD features orchestral interludes and instrumental solos typical of a live club performance, retaining the natural performance flow of an actual performance with an accompanying rhythm section or orchestra. Includes: Of Thee I Sing - Embraceable You - Oh, Lady Be Good - How Long Has This Been Going On? - Summertime - Love Walked In - Nice Work If You Can Get It - I Got Rhythm.

Songlist: Of Thee I Sing, Embraceable You, Oh, Lady Be Good, How Long Has This Been Going On?, Summertime, Love Walked In, Nice Work If You Can Get It, I Got Rhythm

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Voicing: Solo | 8358b | Songbook & CD | $24.95

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