A Foggy Day

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"A Foggy Day (In London Town)"
Published1937 by Chappell & Co.
Composer(s)George Gershwin
Lyricist(s)Ira Gershwin
Melody of "A Foggy Day" on tenor saxophone by Julien Grandgagnage

"A Foggy Day" is a popular song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress. It was originally titled "A Foggy Day (In London Town)" in reference to the pollution-induced pea soup fogs that were common in London during that period, and is often still referred to by the full title.
The commercial recording by Astaire for Brunswick was very popular in 1937. [1]

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 37. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. pp. 117–119. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.