But Not for Me (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

"But Not for Me" is a popular song composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was written for the musical Girl Crazy (1930) and introduced in the original production by Ginger Rogers.

In 1959 Ella Fitzgerald included a version of the song on her album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook. The rendition won the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance.

Singer Ketty Lester remade "But Not for Me" with a gospel arrangement. The song reached No. 10 on the US Adult Contemporary chart, No. 41 on the Billboard Top 40, and No. 45 in the UK in 1962.[1]

Other recordings[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ketty Lester, "But Not for Me" Chart Positions Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. pp. 50–52. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  3. ^ "The Polly Bergen Show". Classic Television Archives. Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
  4. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  6. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 226. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.