Gershwin on KKSM Comedy Radio

This week meet George Gershwin!

George Gershwin
George Gershwin

On Wednesday, August 3 at 12 noon on KKSM Radio, AM 1320, the radio revolution, and Mary Ellen’s guest will be George Gershwin.

Hear what George has to say:

Being a song plugger.

All his girlfriends.

Short history of George Gershwin!

George Gershwin September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937 was an American composer and pianist.[1][2] Gershwin’s compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928) as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).

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Mary Ellen Wilson will interview a composer or performer Back From The Dead. They will tell you Stories to delight you, Stories that will shock you, Stories you will not believe from the mouths of the maestros themselves…Back from the Dead. You will be surprised by their humor and we’ll play their music too.




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He will share with you

Why his name was changed
His time as a song plugger and the worst song he plugged
How he learned to balance pianos in the Yiddish Theater
A song about all the glamorous women in his life
What Schoenberg and Stravinsky told him
How he wrote Rhapsody in Blue in a week
Why he wrote Porky and Bess
What it’s like to be an American in Paris
About vacationing in Cuba
and much more

And we will hear excerpts of his music:

Mambo No. 5
Piano Concerto in F (Allegro) 13:40
The Man I Love sung by Ella Fitzgerald 7:46
Supreme Court Judges 2:36
Love Is Sweeping the Country 3:35
Let ‘Em Eat Cake 2:07
Embraceable You sung by Sara Vaughan 4:53
Lullaby For Strings 10:24
Rialto Ripples ragtime piano from 1917 2:34
Rhapsody In Blue 9:10An American in Paris now. 18:16
Summertime from Porky and Bess 1935 5:03
Cuban Overture. 10:37
Porky and Bess Suite 14:03
Wintergreen for President 1:29
Some Girls Can Bake a Pie 1:43

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from George Gershwin.

You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll be transported to a world of laughter and beautiful music on KKSM Radio, AM 1320, The Radio Revolution, Oceanside CA, worldwide at

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Mary Ellen Wilson

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Composers played by Zeb Navarro.

Writers are Mary Ellen Wilson and Mark Giglio

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