Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)

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"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.[1] The stage performances were accompanied by the Duke Ellington Orchestra.[2] 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.[1] 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.

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  1. ^ a b Tyle, Chris. "Jazz Standards Songs and Instrumentals (Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away))". Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  2. ^ 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.