A Foggy Day

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"A Foggy Day"
Song by Fred Astaire
B-side "I Can't Be Bothered Now"
PublishedSeptember 16, 1937 (1937-09-16) by Gershwin Publishing Corp., New York [1]
ReleasedNovember 1937
RecordedOctober 17, 1937 [2]
Studio Los Angeles, California
Genre Jazz, Pop Vocal
Label Brunswick 7982
Composer(s) George Gershwin
Lyricist(s) Ira Gershwin
Fred Astaire singles chronology
"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"
(1937)
"A Foggy Day"
(1937)
"Nice Work If You Can Get It"
(1937)

"A Foggy Day" is a popular song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. [3] The song was introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress . It was originally titled "A Foggy Day (In London Town)" in reference to the pollution-induced pea soup fogs that were common in London during that period, and is often still referred to by the full title.
The commercial recording by Astaire for Brunswick was very popular in 1937. [4]

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  1. Library of Congress. Copyright Office. (1937). Catalog of Copyright Entries 1937 Musical Compositions New Series Vol 32 Pt 3 For the Year 1937. United States Copyright Office. U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
  2. "BRUNSWICK 78rpm numerical listing discography: 7500 - 8000". www.78discography.com. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  3. "www.greatamericansongbook.net". www.greatamericansongbook.net. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  4. Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 37. ISBN   0-89820-083-0.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. pp. 117–119. ISBN   978-0-19-993739-4.