The Man I Love

Two weeks ago I attended a concert of Gershwin classics at the Phoenix Symphony and The Man I Love was one of the songs performed by the vocalist Kate Baldwin. While not my favourite Gershwin song (that would be Bess, You Is My Woman Now from Porgy & Bess), The Man I Love is a beautiful song with fabulous chords and a haunting melody. It was originally part of the 1924 score of Lady, Be Good as The Girl I Love, but was subsequently deleted. It then reappeared in both Strike Up The Band and Rosalie, but was again deleted, finally finding its home in the 1947 film, The Man I Love.

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