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According to Isaac Goldberg, Gershwin's first biographer, I Got Rhythm originated as aslow number in the Gershwins' 1928 flop, Treasure Girl, which closed on Broadway after 68 performances.And, as was the case with Embraceable You, it was to have been included in Florenz Ziegfeld's East Is West, for which the Gershwins compiled a considerable score and which never made it to the boards.So although Kaper wrote the melody in 1950, the song's date is usually given as 1952.The song was made popular by David Brooks and Marion Bell in the musical Brigadoon.The song was translated into English in 1970 by Sid Wayne and first recorded by Perry Como the same year under the title "It's Impossible". Besides Como, it has been recorded by Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, The Three Degrees, Jerry Vale, Dennis Brown, Andrea Bocelli and Frances Yip."It's Only a Paper Moon" is a popular song published in 1933, with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Yip Harburg and Billy Rose.
It was originally titled If You Believed in Me, but later went by the more popular title It;s Only a Paper Moon.It was later performed in the 1954 film version by Gene Kelly.The song was revived in a downbeat ballad version by singer Michael Johnson (#32, 1978)."I Got Rhythm" is a piece composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin and published in 1930, which became a jazz standard.Its chord progression, known as the "rhythm changes", is the foundation for many other popular jazz tunes such as Charlie Parker's and Dizzy Gillespie's bebop standard "Anthropology (Thrivin' on a Riff)".The song was featured in the 1936 Our Gang (Little Rascals) short The Pinch Singer,sung by Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer; it is often known to be his signature song.