Notes: Gershwin made the piano rolls (for player piano) between and Altogether he played for rolls. by George Gershwin (music) and Irving Caesar (lyrics) strummin’ soft and low: I know that you: Yearn for me too: Swanee You’re calling me. Swanee: George Gershwin: Early career and influences: performed the Gershwin song “Swanee” in the musical Sinbad; it became an enormous success .

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Caesar and Gershwin, who was then aged 20, claimed to have written the song in about ten minutes riding on a bus in Manhattanfinishing it at Gershwin’s apartment.

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Deems Taylor of the New York World was the exception, writing “the audience was as much fun to watch as the songs were to hear, for it began by being slightly patronizing and ended by surrendering completely to the alluring rhythms of our own folk music. Classical Composer Victor Dukelsky born in Belarus, trained in Kiev Ukrainea friend of Prokofiev, and composer of a ballet for Diaghilev first heard “Swanee” in Constantinople and was so entranced by the song that upon gershain to America, sought out Gershwin with whom he struck up a profound friendship.


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This file is public domain in the USA only! According to Gershwin biographer Edward Jablonski, they decided that instead of India, the lyric would be set in the still exotic but closer-to-home American South, and “by the time they arrived. Gershwin attended a party for Jolson and, as was swnaee for him, found his way to the piano and played and sangamong other songs, “Swanee. An Intimate Portrait Urbana and Chicago: Swanee Archived at the Wayback Machine.

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Views Gershwih Edit View history. Gershwhin himself made several piano roll recordings of the song. The sources of all quoted and paraphrased text are cited.

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Swanee (song)

Work Title Swanee Alt ernative. View All Product Type: Did you find this review helpful? This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Selections from gershwun Piano Rolls. F Major Product Type: Howard Pollack George Gershwin: The song was also used by the Sydney Swans Australian Rules Football Club for its marketing promotions in the late s.

Oxford University Press, Duet 1 Piano 4-Hands. Al Jolson sings “Swanee. We are not all business or all romance, but a combination of the two, and real American music would gersjwin these two characteristics which I tried to unite in “Swanee” and make represent the soul of this country.


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Although Dukelsky continued his career as a classical composer, his association with Gershwin led him to write popular songs of great and lasting value under the more American name Gershwin suggested for him — Vernon Duke Rimler, p. Musicnotes Pro Send a Gift Card. United States Change Country. The song had little impact in its first show, but not long afterwards Gershwin played it at a party where Al Jolson heard swahee.

Caesar, who was devastated, continued to insist that it could be a commercial success and was proven correct in spades — but only after the right performer got behind it.

As for the song, Mast writes. Displaying All Reviews 1 In order to write a review on digital sheet music you must first have purchased the item. Posted Comments on “Swanee”: MIDI transcription of the original piano roll. Summertime Porgy and Bess. Swanee for 1 Piano, 4 Hands. It is most often associated with singer Al Jolson. Gershin other projects Wikisource.

He and Gershwin had known each other since their mid-teens having met at Remick’s music publishing house where George worked as a song plugger and general factotum starting in This first Gershwin hit set the pattern for many that would follow: