Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)
"Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)" is a song composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn. It was introduced in 1929 by Ruby Keeler (as Dixie Dugan) in Florenz Ziegfeld's musical Show Girl. The stage performances were accompanied by the Duke Ellington Orchestra. On the show's opening night, Keeler's husband and popular singer Al Jolson suddenly stood up from his seat in the third row and sang a chorus of the song, much to the surprise of the audience and Gershwin himself. Jolson later recorded the song, and his rendition rose to number nine on the charts. A popular jazz standard, the song has been recorded by Django Reinhardt, Judy Garland, Thelonious Monk, Art Tatum, Mel Tormé, Chick Webb and Teddy Wilson, among others. Liza Minnelli performed the number at her 2008-9 concert Liza's at The Palace...!. It is also included in the 2015 Broadway musical An American in Paris, a joke on the mispronunciation of "Lise" - the female lead's name - by the American Jerry Mulligan.
- Tyle, Chris. "Jazz Standards Songs and Instrumentals (Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away))". JazzStandards.com. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
- Jasen, David A. (2002). A Century of American Popular Music: 2000 Best-Loved and Remembered Songs (1899–1999). Taylor & Francis. p. 121. ISBN 0-415-93700-0.
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