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Gershwin: The Piano Rolls, Vol. 2


Download links and information about Gershwin: The Piano Rolls, Vol. 2 by George Gershwin. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 41:50 minutes.

Artist: George Gershwin
Release date: 1995
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 16
Duration: 41:50
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No. Title Length
1. Havanola 2:16
2. Singin' the Blues 4:33
3. From Now On 3:09
4. Jaz-o-Mine 2:28
5. Just Snap Your Fingers At Care 2:19
6. Whip-Poor-Will 3:13
7. Rialto Ripples 1:54
8. Waitin' for Me 3:08
9. Buzzin' the Bee 2:15
10. Darling 2:32
11. For Your Country and My Country 2:35
12. Kangaroo Hop 1:58
13. Pastime Rag No. 3 2:16
14. Chinese Blues 2:10
15. Whispering 3:12
16. Arrah Go On I'm Gonna Go Back to Oregon 1:52



George Gershwin made well over 100 piano rolls between 1915 and 1925. Although he had some reluctance to take up the piano after neglecting it for many years, he eventually realized the enormous profits to be made in addition to his work at the time as a Tin Pan Alley song-plugger and later a staff composer at Harms. He played many hits of the day (by Jerome Kern, Harry Akst and Irving Berlin) as well as his own compositions, and though the songs gathered here will be unfamiliar to most listeners, Gershwin's performances are striking, thanks in part to the technology employed by Elektra/Nonesuch in the re-recording of these rolls on a nine-foot Yamaha Disklavier grand piano.