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Ira Gershwin

voc, 1896-1983 US, New York City
Composer of Soundtrack and Jazz
A.k.a. Israel Gershowitz Arthur Francis

American lyricist (born December 6, 1896 in New York City, New York (USA), died August 17, 1983 in Beverly Hills, California (USA). Lyrics with Ira only I Can't Get Started (composed by Vernon Duke) My Ship (Kurt Weill) The Man That Got Away (Harold Arlen) Long Ago (And Far Away) (Jerome Kern) The older brother of George Gershwin and a close friend of E.Y. Harburg. The two worked together writing lyrics. Ira started his career in 1918 under the pen name of Arthur Francis. It was not until 1924 that Ira and George began a collaboration that would prove one of the most successful and prolific in history. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971.

        
Genres
  • Soundtrack
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Strike Up the Band on Strike Up the Band by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
Summertime on Calypso: Back to mi Home by King Selewa & His Calypsonians
But Not for Me on Standards & Gems by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
The Half of It, Dearie, Blues on George & Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good by George & Ira Gershwin
Oh, Kay! on George & Ira Gershwin's Oh, Kay! by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin & George
Someone to Watch over Me on Standards & Gems by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
Overture on Strike Up the Band by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
Little Jazz Bird on Standards & Gems by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
The Man I Love on Strike Up the Band by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
Heaven on Earth on George & Ira Gershwin's Oh, Kay! by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin & George

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
An American in Paris (Original Broadway Cast Recording)George Gershwin And Ira Gershwin2015Album
Nice Work If You Can Get It (Original Broadway Cast Recording)Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin2012Album
Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin, Ira Gershwin2006Single
Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin, Ira Gershwin2006Single
Lady In The Dark: A Musical Play (Original London Cast)Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart1998Album
Girl Crazy - Studio Cast RecordingMary Martin, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin1998Album
Lady In The DarkKurt Weill, Ira Gershwin - Maria Friedman, The Royal National Theatre1997Album
Girl CrazyGeorge Gershwin & Ira Gershwin1996Album
Lady, Be Good! (1992 Studio Cast)George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin1992Album
Lady, Be Good! (1992 Studio Cast)George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin1992Album
Girl CrazyGeorge Gershwin, Ira Gershwin1990Album
Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward1978Album
Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward1977Album
George & Ira Gershwin's Lady Be Good!George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Fred Astaire1977Compil.
Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus, Robert Page, Becky Seredick, Ira Gershwin1976Album
Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus, Robert Page, Becky Seredick, Ira Gershwin1976Album
Loves to RhymeIra Gershwin with Kurt Weill, Burton Lane and Harold Arlen1975Album
Recollections Of Kurt WeillIra Gershwin1966Single
'Tryout'Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin1953Album
Porgy and Bess (Complete)DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin1951Album
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