Music by Gershwin, 4/30/1934 (15 minutes, courtesy J. Fred MacDonald)
George Gershwin, Louis Katzman and orchestra
04/30/1934

One of just three existing episodes of George Gershwin’s 1934 radio series on NBC radio. For many years only two episodes were known to exist, until collector/historian Peter Mintun recently found an aluminum disk of a third episode, which had been privately ordered by jazz harpist Casper Reardon, who appeared as Gershwin’s guest that week. The shows aired on Mondays and repeated on Fridays, at the same time, and were sponsored by Feenamint, the laxative (whose ads are woven into the program.) In this show of April 30, 1934, George Gershwin talks about and “Mine” (with orchestra conducted by Louis Katzman); variations on “I Got Rhythm,” “Love Is Sweeping the Country,” and “Wintergreen for President.” (This recording is courtesy of the collection of J. Fred MacDonald.)

PBS Episode(s): 3
Performance: “Mine”, Variations on “I Got Rhythm”, “Love is Sweeping the Country”, and “Wintergreen for President” performed by George Gershwin and the NBC orchestra conducted by Louis Katzman, on the Music by Gershwin Radio Show, 4/30/34
Performance Type: Radio
Performance Venue: NBC
related song(s)
I Got Rhythm
Love Is Sweeping the Country
Mine
Of Thee I Sing
related performer(s)
Judy Garland
related songwriter(s)
Ira Gershwin
George Gershwin
related collection(s)
J. Fred MacDonald and Associates