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Love Is Here To Stay: Celebrating Gershwin

Music 'til Midnight - Moira returns to Sunday nights with the best in late night sounds and timeless standards featuring classics from the George Gershwin songbook.

Music 'til Midnight - Moira Stuart returns to Sunday nights with the best in late night sounds and timeless standards featuring classics from the George Gershwin songbook. Born 120 years ago on 26 September 1898, George Gershwin still ranks among the greats of popular music. All the more so when you consider that his life was cut short by a brain tumor when he was aged only 38. The centrepiece of tonight's programme is Love Is Here To Stay. This is the latest release from Tony Bennett, who recently celebrated his 92nd birthday. On the album he is joined by Diana Krall and together they perform a selection of Gershwin classics including Nice Work If You Can Get It, Love Is Here To Stay and Fascinating Rhythm. This was the very first song Tony recorded in 1949 under his then stage name of Joe Bari. As well as Tony and Diana the other featured artists include Billie Holiday, Jack Jones, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and pianist Oscar Peterson with titles including But Not For Me, They All Laughed, The Man I Love and I've Got A Crush On You.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Lena Horne & Harry Belafonte

    There's A Boat Leavin' Soon

    • Porgy & Bess.
    • Broken Audio.
  • Dakota Staton

    They All Laughed

    • Dynamic!.
    • Blue Note.
  • Jack Jones

    But Not For Me

    • The Gershwin Album.
    • Columbia Legacy.
  • Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

    Fascinating Rhythm

    • Love Is Here To Stay.
    • Verve.
  • Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

    They Can't Take That Away From Me

    • Love Is Here To Stay.
    • Verve.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Slap That Bass

    • Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook.
    • Verve.
  • Frank Sinatra

    I've Got A Crush On You

    • The Columbia Years.
    • CBS.
  • Billie Holiday

    A Foggy Day

    • Songs For Distingue Lovers.
    • Verve.
  • Oscar Peterson

    Oh Lady Be Good

    • Plays The George Gershwin Songbook.
    • Pan Am.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    Someone to watch over me

    • Sarah Vaughan Sings George Gershwin.
    • Mercury.
  • Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

    Nice Work If You Can Get It

    • Love Is Here To Stay.
    • Verve.
  • Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

    Love Is Here To Stay

    • Love Is Here To Stay.
    • Verve.
  • Rod Stewart

    S'Wonderful

    • Stardust: The Great American Songbook Vol 3.
    • BMG.
  • Count Basie

    I Got Rhythm

    • Basie's Beat.
    • Verve.

Love Is Here To Stay

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Songbook

Oscar Peterson Plays The George Gershwin Songbook

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