Nice Work if You Can Get It (1959)

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Disc Number: 
1
Composer: 
George Gershwin
Lyricist: 
Ira Gershwin
Time: 
3:32

From Wikipedia:

 

"Nice Work If You Can Get It" is a popular song.

The music was written by George Gershwin, the lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was one of nine songs George Gershwin wrote for the movie A Damsel in Distress, in which it was performed by Fred Astaire with backing vocals provided by The Stafford Sisters. The song was published in 1937.

A version of this song was used during the opening credits of the 1995 to 1998 CBS sitcom Cybill, starring Cybill Shepherd, who performed the song herself.

The song was included in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Crazy for You.

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Nice Work if You Can Get It mojo

This is another pleasant stroll of a song, so it kind of figures it debuted in a Fred Astaire movie. I've never heard it before this album, but back in the day it was pretty popular, with lots of people recording it. Ella's of course is smooth as...