By Michael Feinstein
From celebrated entertainer Michael Feinstein comes a superbly illustrated account of the lives and legacies of the Gershwins—told via tales of twelve in their maximum songs.
The “Ambassador of the nice American Songbook” Michael Feinstein used to be simply two decades previous whilst he obtained the opportunity of a life-time: a role together with his hero, Ira Gershwin. in the course of their six-year partnership, the 2 turned shut associates. Feinstein blossomed below Gershwin’s mentorship and Gershwin was once reinvigorated through the more youthful man’s zeal for his and his brother George’s legacy. Now, in The Gershwins and Me, the single e-book of its type, Michael Feinstein stocks unforgettable tales and memories from the track that outlined American well known track, in addition to infrequent Gershwin memorabilia he’s accumulated in the course of the years.
From “Strike Up the Band” to “Love Is the following to Stay,” all the twelve chapters highlights one of many Gershwins’ vintage songs, exploring the brothers’ lives, illuminating what the track intended to them, and telling the tales of ways their iconic tunes got here to existence. in the course of the star-studded narrative, Feinstein unfolds the relocating chronicle of his personal lifestyles with the Gershwins, describing his imaginative and prescient for his or her enduring presence at the present time. No different author may possibly supply us such an authoritative inside of point of view on those titans of yankee culture—and no different author might comprise the sort of soulful selection of tune as Feinstein’s unique recordings of the twelve songs.
A undying vintage and the definitive account of the Gershwins and their legacy, The Gershwins and Me will having you buzzing with each flip of the page.