Lady, Be Good!


Show Details

Music
George Gershwin (834)
Lyrics
Ira Gershwin (702)
Book
Guy Bolton (45), Fred Thompson (23)
Additional Music
Nacio Herb Brown (132)
Additional Lyrics
Desmond Carter (35), Arthur Freed (143), Ira Gewshwin (2), Arthur J. Jackson (8)
Type
Musical
Premiere
December 1, 1924

Recordings


Audio Recordings

Lady, Be Good! - 1926 Original London Cast
Lady Be Good - 1941 Film Soundtrack
Lady, Be Good! - 1992 Studio Cast
Lady, Be Good! - 2015 Concert Cast

Video Recordings

Lady Be Good - 1941 Film

Noncommercial Audio Recordings

Lady, Be Good! - Radio Cast
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Songs also appear on these recordings (71)


Recording Songs
Bidin' My Time / Oh, Lady Be Good - 1939 The Foursome (Oh) Lady Be Good
George Gershwin Songs, Volume 2 - 1939 Compilation The Man I Love
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart / Fascinating Rhythm - 1939 Judy Garland Fascinating Rhythm
Babes on Broadway - 1941 Film Soundtrack The Man I Love
Girl Crazy - 1943 Film Soundtrack Fascinating Rhythm
At Jazz at the Philharmonic - 1945 Billie Holiday The Man I Love
Rhapsody In Blue - 1945 Soundtrack The Man I Love
An American In Paris - 1951 Film Soundtrack The Half of It, Dearie, Blues
For Burt, Christmas 1951 - 1951 Nancy and the Two Davids Sing and Play Gershwin The Half of It, Dearie, Blues
The Astaire Story - 1952 Fred Astaire Fascinating Rhythm, (Oh) Lady Be Good
Young Man With a Horn - 1954 Studio Cast The Man I Love
The Honey Dreamers Sing Gershwin - 1956 The Honey Dreamers (Oh) Lady Be Good, Little Jazz Bird
The Columbia Album of George Gershwin - 1957 Percy Faith Fascinating Rhythm, (Oh) Lady Be Good, The Man I Love
An Evening with Fred Astaire - 1958 Television Soundtrack (Oh) Lady Be Good
Harpo At Work - 1958 Harpo Marx The Man I Love
Sothern Exposure - 1958 Ann Sothern You'll Never Know
Where There's a Man - 1958 Abbe Lane The Man I Love
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book - 1959 Ella Fitzgerald Fascinating Rhythm, (Oh) Lady Be Good, The Man I Love
My Gentleman Friend - 1959 Blossom Dearie Little Jazz Bird
Dinah Sings, Previn Plays - 1960 Dinah Shore & Andre Previn The Man I Love
Mack the Knife: Ella in Berlin - 1960 Ella Fitzgerald The Man I Love
Overture: American Musical Theatre, Vol. 1 (1924-1935) - 1962 Hugo Montenegro & Orchestra (Oh) Lady Be Good, The Man I Love
Unique Percussion - 1962 Terry Snyder and the All Stars The Man I Love
The Liveliest - 1963 Vic Damone Fascinating Rhythm
Marilyn Michaels - 1965 Marilyn Michaels Fascinating Rhythm
Nero Goes "Pops" - 1965 Peter Nero and Arthur Fiedler with the Boston Pops The Man I Love
Easy Does It - 1968 Julie London The Man I Love
Born To Sing - 1970 Phyllis Diller The Man I Love
New Feelin' - 1970 Liza Minnelli The Man I Love
Bittersweet White Light - 1973 Cher The Man I Love
The Music of George Gershwin - 1973 The Wondertones Fascinating Rhythm, (Oh) Lady Be Good, The Man I Love
We Like A Gershwin Tune - 1973 Ronny Whyte & Travis Hudson Hang on to Me, I'd Rather Charleston
New York, New York - 1977 Film Soundtrack The Man I Love
Cleo Laine Sings 20 Famous Show Hits - 1978 Cleo Laine (Oh) Lady Be Good
Together Again - For The First Time - 1978 Mel Torme and Buddy Rich (Oh) Lady Be Good
Liza Minnelli Live at Carnegie Hall - 1979 Liza Minnelli The Man I Love
Cabaret Songs - 1982 Sarah Wallker The Half of It, Dearie, Blues, The Man I Love
Gershwin Live! - 1982 Sarah Vaughan Fascinating Rhythm, The Man I Love
My One and Only - 1983 Original Broadway Cast Little Jazz Bird
Kiri Sings Gershwin - 1986 Dame Kiri Te Kanawa The Man I Love
My Blue Heaven - 1990 John Pizzarelli (Oh) Lady Be Good
The George Gershwin Songbook - 1991 Julie Hill Fascinating Rhythm, (Oh) Lady Be Good, The Man I Love
Jazz - 1991 Cleo Laine (Oh) Lady Be Good
Live In New York - 1991 Elisabeth Welch The Man I Love
In the Meantime - 1992 Sharon McNight The Man I Love
Live From Radio City Music Hall - 1992 Liza Minnelli The Man I Love
Scotch and Soda: The Sophisticated Songs of Lowri Blake - 1992 Lowri Blake (Oh) Lady Be Good, The Man I Love
Back to Broadway - 1993 Barbra Streisand The Man I Love
The Wizard of Oz Suite - 1993 Phil Wilson & NDR Big Band (Oh) Lady Be Good
George and Ira Gershwin in Hollywood - 1996 Soundtrack Anthology (Oh) Lady Be Good, The Man I Love
Songs About Adam: Live at the Tilbury Hotel - 1996 Mark Fuller The Man I Love
Out of the Blue - 1998 Peisha McPhee The Man I Love
Red Hot + Rhapsody: The Gershwin Groove - 1998 Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series The Man I Love
Vocal Gershwin & Ellington - 1998 Ruth Nabal Fascinating Rhythm, The Man I Love
Love's Labour's Lost - 2000 Film Soundtrack I'd Rather Charleston
Time After Time - 2000 Emily Saxe The Man I Love
Tribute to George Gershwin: It's Wonderful - 2000 Barbara Hendricks Fascinating Rhythm, (Oh) Lady Be Good, The Man I Love
Dreamy - 2001 Loretta Ables Sayre Fascinating Rhythm
West End Girls - 2001 Various Artists The Man I Love
Introducing Spencer Day - 2004 Spencer Day (Oh) Lady Be Good
Before Me - 2006 Gladys Knight The Man I Love
Dream A Little Dream - 2008 Helen Schneider The Man I Love
I've Gotta Get Back To New York - 2008 Teri Ralston The Man I Love
Nice Work If You Can Get It - 2012 Original Broadway Cast Fascinating Rhythm, (Oh) Lady Be Good, Will You Remember Me?
The Floor Above Me - 2014 Tony Yazbeck Fascinating Rhythm
An American In Paris - 2015 Original Broadway Cast The Man I Love
If You See Me: Broadway & Standards - 2018 Linda Eder The Man I Love
Compact Jazz: Billie Holiday Live - Billie Holiday The Man I Love
National Geographic: Destination New York - Compilation The Man I Love
We Get A Kick Out Of Jazz - Compilation The Man I Love
Wheel of Fortune: The Great Hit Sounds of Sunny Gale - Sunny Gale The Man I Love


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Non-Show Song Standards Used

  • The Last Time I Saw Paris (13) -- An independent song introduced in 1940 by Kate Smith on her radio program. It quickly became popular through recordings and night club performances. It was then interpolated in the 1941 film, LADY BE GOOD, and won the Academy Award. Jerome Kern objected to the award maintaining that it had not been written for the film and therefore should not have been eligible for the award; he proceeded to get the rules changed so that only songs written expressly for motion pictures would be eligible.