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They all laughed

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The odds were a hundred to one against me
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Gershwin’s first film score after arriving in Hollywood was the Astaire-Rogers Shall we Dance? Among the hits was They all laughed—a song that still packs a punch, even though some of its topical references have now faded into obscurity. (Who is Whitney with his cotton gin—or Fulton and his steam­boat?) The lyrics are by George’s brother Ira.

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 1988

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CDH55422

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Track 2 on CDH55422 [2'38]

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