Ira Gershwin

Real Name:
Israel Gershowitz
Profile:
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.
Sites:
Aliases:
In Groups:
Variations:

Albums

DL 8042 Ira Gershwin - Selections From Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin / DuBose Heyward / Ira Gershwin / Todd Duncan (3), Anne Brown, Eva Jessye Choir, Decca Symphony Orchestra Under The Direction Of Alexander Smallens George Gershwin / DuBose Heyward / Ira Gershwin / Todd Duncan (3), Anne Brown, Eva Jessye Choir, Decca Symphony Orchestra Under The Direction Of Alexander Smallens - Selections From Porgy And Bess(LP, Album, Mono) Decca DL 8042 US 1952 Sell This Version
LP-H-0051 Ira Gershwin - 'Tryout' album art Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin - 'Tryout' Heritage Productions LP-H-0051 US 1953 Sell This Version
OS 2016 Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess (An Original Sound Track Recording) album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Various George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Various - Porgy And Bess (An Original Sound Track Recording) (Album) Columbia Masterworks OS 2016 US 1959 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
SET 609-11 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 (Album) Decca SET 609-11 UK 1976 Sell This Version
T-11651 Ira Gershwin - Of Thee I Sing album art Jack Carson, Paul Hartman - George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin Jack Carson, Paul Hartman - George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Of Thee I Sing(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Capitol Records T-11651 US 1977 Sell This Version
ARL3-2109 Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward Produced And Presented By Sherwin M. Goldman And Houston Grand Opera George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward Produced And Presented By Sherwin M. Goldman And Houston Grand Opera - Porgy And Bess (Album) RCA Red Seal ARL3-2109 US 1977 Sell This Version
RL-02109(3) Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Porgy And Bess(3xLP, Album) RCA Red Seal RL-02109(3) Spain 1978 Sell This Version
YT 35501 Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess (Highlights) album art Gershwin* Porgy And Bess (Highlights)(Cass) Columbia Odyssey YT 35501 US 1978 Sell This Version
424-344-1 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 (Album) London Records, Salvat 424-344-1 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
ARL3-2109 Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward Produced And Presented By Sherwin M. Goldman And Houston Grand Opera George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward Produced And Presented By Sherwin M. Goldman And Houston Grand Opera - Porgy And Bess(3xLP, Album, RP, Aut + Box, Album) RCA Red Seal ARL3-2109 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 79250-2 Ira Gershwin - Girl Crazy album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Girl Crazy (Album) Elektra Nonesuch 9 79250-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
904 Ira Gershwin - 'Tryout' album art Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin - 'Tryout'(CD, RE) DRG Records Incorporated 904 US 1991 Sell This Version
7559-79308-2 Ira Gershwin - Lady, Be Good! (1992 Studio Cast) album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Lady, Be Good! (1992 Studio Cast) (Album) Elektra Nonesuch, Roxbury Recordings 7559-79308-2 Europe 1992 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 (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
440 016 056-2 Ira Gershwin - Ziegfeld Follies Of 1936 (Original Cast Abum) album art Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Various Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Various - Ziegfeld Follies Of 1936 (Original Cast Abum)(CD, Album) Decca Broadway 440 016 056-2 US 2001 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
32 36 0018 Ira Gershwin - Porgy and Bess (Complete) album art DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin - Porgy and Bess (Complete)(3xLP, Album) Columbia Odyssey 32 36 0018 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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 1959 Sell This Version
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
12335, C 29-7 Ira Gershwin - Gershwin Medley, Gems from "Oh Kay" album art George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Gershwin Medley, Gems from "Oh Kay"(Shellac, 12") Victor Red Seal 12335, C 29-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
EP 5692 Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward*, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward*, Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess(7", EP) CBS EP 5692 France Unknown Sell This Version