From <i>The Sunshine Trail</i> to <i>Sweet Little Devil</i> (1923)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780520248649
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933149 | DOI:
From The Sunshine Trail to Sweet Little Devil (1923)

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Gershwin ventured again into the realm of satirical Americana when in 1923 he provided music for the western comedy picture The Sunshine Trail. In early 1923, he also wrote some numbers for a Sigmund Romber-Harold Atteridge revue produced by the Shuberts at the Winter Garden, namely, The Dancing Girl. Following the Scandals, Gershwin wrote a few songs for another two shows, Little Miss Bluebeard and the Nifties of 1923. Meanwhile, Sweet Little Devil garnered excellent notices in Boston and Providence, and overwhelmingly good reviews in New York.

Keywords: satirical Americana; Dancing Girl; Nifties of 1923; Little Miss Bluebeard; Sweet Little Devil

Chapter.  6733 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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