Nice Work If You Can Get It (song)
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"Nice Work If You Can Get It" is a popular song.
The music was written by George Gershwin, the lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was one of nine songs George Gershwin wrote for the movie A Damsel in Distress, in which it was performed by Fred Astaire with backing vocals provided by The Stafford Sisters. The song was published in 1937.
Other notable recordings
- Billie Holiday – Quintessential Billie Holiday: Vol. V (1937), and once again in 1955.
- Sarah Vaughan – Sarah Vaughan in Hi-Fi (1950) recorded in 1949
- Dinah Shore – Holding Hands at Midnight (1955)
- Bing Crosby on his 1956 album Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings.
- Mel Tormé – Mel Tormé Sings Fred Astaire (1956)
- Frank Sinatra – A Swingin' Affair! (1957) and Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First (1962)
- Doris Day – Hooray For Hollywood (1958)
- Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959), Ella Fitzgerald and Andre Previn do Gershwin, Pablo Records, 1983
- Jeri Southern – Jeri Southern at the Crescendo (1960)
- Thelonious Monk – It's Monk's Time (1964)
- Carol Sloane – But Not For Me (1986)
- Majestic 12 – Red Hot + Rhapsody (1998)
- June Christy – A Friendly Session, Vol. 2 (1999) with the Johnny Guarnieri Quintet
- Stan Kenton – At The Rendezvous: Vol 2 (2000) (vocal by Ann Richards)
- Barbara Carroll – One Morning In May (2002)
- The Hi-Lo's – A Musical Thrill (2006)
- Johnny Smith – Moonlight in Vermont
- Sting and Larry Adler
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