The forty songs included here more than demonstrate the extent of George Gershwins genius: Blues, But Not For Me, Clap Yo Hands, Embraceable You, Fascinatin Rhythm, A Foggy Day, For You, For Me, Forevermore, How Long Has This Been Going On?, I Loves You, Porgy, Ive Got A Crush On You, It Ain't Necessarily So, Love Is Here To Stay, Love Walked In, The Man I Love, Maybe, Mine, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Oh, Lady Be Good, Rhapsody In Blue, 'S Wonderful, Someone To Watch Over Me, Soon, Strike Up The Band, Summertime, That Certain Feeling...
"The full breadth of Gershwins prolific legacy belies his brief but extraordinary life. Although nearly 70 years have passed since his death, George Gershwin is still Americas favourite composer."
(From the liner notes)
CD 1 - The Vocal Sides
Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Carmen McRae, Dick Haymes, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, Mel Tormé, Lee Wiley, Fred Astaire, Chris Connor, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan
CD 2 - The Instrumental Sides
Featuring Neal Hefti Orchestra, Miles Davis All-Stars, Gerry Mulligan Trio, Harry James Orchestra, Lester Young Quartet, Oscar Peterson Trio, George Gershwin, Ralph Burns Orchestra, Art Tatum, Louie Bellson Orchestra, Charlie Parker, Dave Brubeck Octet, Buddy DeFranco Quartet, George Shearing, Modern Jazz Quartet