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A Foggy Day

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"A Foggy Day" is a popular song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, 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.

Notable recordings

  • Fred Astaire - A Damsel in Distress (1937), original soundtrack recording.
  • Carroll Gibbons And The Savoy Hotel Orpheans (1937) (with Anne Lenner)
  • Frank Sinatra - Songs for Young Lovers (1953), Ring-A-Ding-Ding (1960), Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris (1994), Duets II (1994), Sinatra '57 in Concert (1999)
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Ella and Louis (1956) (with Louis Armstrong), Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert (1958), Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959), Take Love Easy (1973), Nice Work If You Can Get It (1983)
  • Dinah Washington - After Hours with Miss "D" (1954)
  • Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956)
  • Jackie McLean - Lights Out! (1956)
  • Billie Holiday - Songs for DistinguĂ© Lovers (1957)
  • Coby Dijon - Quando os Peixotos se encontram (1957)
  • Dakota Staton - The Late, Late Show (1957
  • Doris Day - Hooray for Hollywood (1958)
  • Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan Sings George Gershwin (1958), Live in Japan (1973), and Gershwin Live! (1982)
  • Shirley Bassey - The Fabulous Shirley Bassey (1959)
  • Judy Garland - Judy at Carnegie Hall (1961)
  • Petula Clark - I Know a Place (1965)
  • George Benson - It's Uptown (1965)
  • Tony Bennett - Perfectly Frank (1992)
  • Wynton Marsalis - Standard Time, Volume 1 (1996)
  • Pearl Django - New Metropolitan Swing (1997)
  • David Bowie & Angelo Badalamenti - Red Hot + Rhapsody: The Gershwin Groove (1998)
  • Chris Connor - Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years (2000)
  • Michael BublĂ© - It's Time (2005)  listen 
  • Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall (2007)
  • Cheyenne Jackson - The Power of Two (2009)
  • Johnny Dankworth - Too Cool For The Blues (2010)
  • References

    A Foggy Day Wikipedia


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