|"The Man I Love"|
|Published||December 1, 1924 Harms, Inc. |
"The Man I Love" is a popular standard in AABA form  with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by his brother Ira. Part of the 1924 score for the Gershwin musical comedy Lady, Be Good , the song was deleted from that show and put into the Gershwins' 1927 government satire Strike Up the Band (where it appears as "The Man I Love" and "The Girl I Love"), which closed out-of-town. It was considered for, then rejected from, the 1928 Ziegfeld hit Rosalie . 
|"The Man I Love"|
|Single by Kate Bush|
|from the album The Glory of Gershwin|
|B-side||"Rhapsody in Blue (edit)"|
|Released||18 July 1994|
|Kate Bush singles chronology|
Like many songs from George and Ira Gershwin, "The Man I Love" is considered part of the Great American Songbook and was covered on stage and on record by many artists.  It was recorded by Kate Bush in 1994 for Larry Adler's The Glory of Gershwin tribute album and released as a single on 18 July 1994,   which reached number 27 on the UK Singles Chart. 
In 2004, the Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso who identifies himself as bisexual recorded a gay version of the song for his English-language album A Foreign Sound. 
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"I Got Rhythm" is a piece composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin and published in 1930, which became a jazz standard. Its chord progression, known as the "rhythm changes", is the foundation for many other popular jazz tunes such as Charlie Parker's and Dizzy Gillespie's bebop standard "Anthropology ".
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