Music by Gershwin, 2/19/1934 (15 minutes, courtesy J. Fred MacDonald)
George Gershwin, Louis Katzman and orchestra
02/19/1934

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 February 19, 1934, George Gershwin talks about and performs the Overture from “Of Thee I Sing,” (with orchestra conducted by Louis Katzman;) “The Man I Love,” and “I Got Rhythm”. (This recording is courtesy of the collection of J. Fred MacDonald.)

PBS Episode(s): 3
Performance: Of Thee I Sing”, “The Man I Love”, and “I Got Rhythm” performed by George Gershwin and the NBC orchestra conducted by Louis Katzman, on the Music by Gershwin Radio Show, 2/19/34
Performance Type: Radio
Performance Venue: NBC
related song(s)
I Got Rhythm
Of Thee I Sing
The Man I Love
related performer(s)
Judy Garland
Nat King Cole
Lena Horne
Benny Goodman
related songwriter(s)
Ira Gershwin
George Gershwin
related collection(s)
J. Fred MacDonald and Associates