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It’s one of the most known melodies the world over. It was used for United Airway commercials for decades.

But have you ever heard it with only piano, played by the guy who wrote it, recorded from a piano roll? Look what I found.

In this episode we will learn about Geroge Gershwin, the Rhapsody in Blue, and the technology used for this recording.

Original performance George Gershwin ‎– Plays The Rhapsody In Blue
Label: 20th Fox
Released: 1958

Video Intro

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Credits and Copyrights:

Discogs.com album page here.

Strike Up The Band Rehearsal
Composed By – George & Ira Gershwin
Performer, Voice – Bobby Clark (2), Gershwin*, McCullough*
Left All Alone Again Blues
Composed By – A. Caldwell, J. Kern*
Just Snap Your Fingers At Care
Composed By – L. Silvers*
Rhapsody In Blue
Composed By – George Gershwin

Piano – George Gershwin
Sleeve Notes – Edward Jablonski, Lawrence D. Stewart
Voice Actor – Bobby Clark (2), Paul McCullough

Piano roll photo

Other images are Public Domain

Up close piano roll video

Player piano playing
CJ Covell

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