Ira Gershwin

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Israel Gershowitz
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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.
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Ira Gershwin Discography Tracks

Albums

32 36 0018 Ira Gershwin - Porgy and Bess (Complete) album art DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin - Porgy and Bess (Complete)(LP, Album) Odyssey 32 36 0018 US 1951 Sell This Version
Ira Gershwin - 'Tryout' album art Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin - 'Tryout' Heritage Productions US 1953 Sell This Version
721 Ira Gershwin - Loves to Rhyme album art Ira Gershwin with Kurt Weill, Burton Lane and Harold Arlen Ira Gershwin with Kurt Weill, Burton Lane and Harold Arlen - Loves to Rhyme(2xLP, Gat) Mark56 Records 721 US 1975 Sell This Version
Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus, Robert Page, Becky Seredick, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus, Robert Page, Becky Seredick, Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess Decca UK 1976 Sell This Version
Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Sherwin M. Goldman, Houston Grand Opera George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Sherwin M. Goldman, Houston Grand Opera - Porgy And Bess RCA Red Seal US 1977 Sell This Version
Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Porgy And Bess RCA Red Seal Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Ira Gershwin - Girl Crazy album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Girl Crazy (Album) Elektra Nonesuch US 1990 Sell This Version
7559-79308-2 ZK Ira Gershwin - Lady, Be Good! (1992 Studio Cast) album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Lady, Be Good! (1992 Studio Cast)(CD, Album) Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79308-2 ZK Europe 1992 Sell This Version
79308-2 Ira Gershwin - Lady, Be Good! (1992 Studio Cast) album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Lady, Be Good! (1992 Studio Cast)(CD, Album) Elektra Nonesuch 79308-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
7559-79437-9 Ira Gershwin - Girl Crazy album art George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin - Girl Crazy(CD) Nonesuch 7559-79437-9 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
CDTER 1244 Ira Gershwin - Lady In The Dark album art Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin - Maria Friedman, The Royal National Theatre Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin - Maria Friedman, The Royal National Theatre - Lady In The Dark(CD, Album) TER CDTER 1244 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SK 60704, 01-060704-10 Ira Gershwin - Girl Crazy - Studio Cast Recording album art Mary Martin, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin Mary Martin, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Girl Crazy - Studio Cast Recording(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sony Classical, Columbia, Legacy SK 60704, 01-060704-10 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
CDJAY 1278 Ira Gershwin - Lady In The Dark: A Musical Play (Original London Cast) album art Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart - Lady In The Dark: A Musical Play (Original London Cast)(CD, Album) Jay Records (4) CDJAY 1278 UK 1998 Sell This Version
13740 Ira Gershwin - Nice Work If You Can Get It (Original Broadway Cast Recording) album art Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Nice Work If You Can Get It (Original Broadway Cast Recording)(CD, Album) Shout! Factory 13740 US 2012 Sell This Version
88875 09114 2 Ira Gershwin - An American in Paris (Original Broadway Cast Recording)  album art George Gershwin And Ira Gershwin George Gershwin And Ira Gershwin - An American in Paris (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (CD, Album) Masterworks Broadway 88875 09114 2 US 2015 Sell This Version
DEM 5 Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Lorin Maazel, Cleveland Orchestra* & Chorus*, Willard White, McHenry Boatwright, Francois Clemmons, Arthur Thompson (2), Leona Mitchell, Florence Quivar, Barbara Hendricks, Barbara Conrad (2) George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Lorin Maazel, Cleveland Orchestra* & Chorus*, Willard White, McHenry Boatwright, Francois Clemmons, Arthur Thompson (2), Leona Mitchell, Florence Quivar, Barbara Hendricks, Barbara Conrad (2) - Porgy And Bess(LP, Album, Promo) Decca DEM 5 UK Unknown Sell This Version
DL 8042 Ira Gershwin - Selections From Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin, Eva Jessye Choir, Decca Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Smallens George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin, Eva Jessye Choir, Decca Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Smallens - Selections From Porgy And Bess(LP) Decca DL 8042 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LL-201 Ira Gershwin - Recollections Of Kurt Weill album art Ira Gershwin Recollections Of Kurt Weill(7", Red) RCA Victor LL-201 US 1966 Sell This Version
760 305 BV Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess(7", EP) Philips 760 305 BV Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
429.665 BE Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess(7", EP) Philips 429.665 BE France Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

R 008 Ira Gershwin - George & Ira Gershwin's Lady Be Good! album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Fred Astaire George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Fred Astaire - George & Ira Gershwin's Lady Be Good!(LP, Comp) Smithsonian Collection R 008 US 1977 Sell This Version