Embraceable You

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"Embraceable You"
Song by Ginger Rogers
Published1930 by Harms Inc.
Composer(s)George Gershwin
Lyricist(s)Ira Gershwin

"Embraceable You" is a popular jazz song with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. The song was written in 1928 for an unpublished operetta named East Is West. It was published in 1930 and included in the Broadway musical Girl Crazy where Ginger Rogers performed it in a song and dance routine choreographed by Fred Astaire.

Billie Holiday's 1944 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005.[1]

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  1. ^ "GRAMMY Hall Of Fame". GRAMMY.org. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. pp. 97–99. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  3. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  4. ^ William Ruhlmann (2003-08-12). "With a Song in My Heart (from the film); Pal Joey (with 1952 cast members) – Jane Froman | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  5. ^ Dir. Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley (1943). "Judy Garland – Embraceable You on Lost Vocals". Girl Crazy. MGM. Archived from the original on February 2, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-31.