But Not For Me by George Gershwin

This jam track:

  • Key of E flat
  • 160 BPM
  • Repeats 3 times
  • Style: Medium Up-Swing

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Reference Track (With Bass)

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As Performed by Ella Fitzgerald

But Not for Me” is a popular song originally written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin for the musical Girl Crazy (1930). Ella Fitzgerald’s 1959 version of “But Not for Me,” which appeared on Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, won the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance.

Notable recordings of this song include:

  • Harry James with Helen Forrest: (1942)
  • Bing Crosby: (1942/45)
  • Judy Garland: for the 1943 film Girl Crazy.
  • Lee Wiley: (1947)
  • Miles Davis – Bags’ Groove (1954)
  • Chet Baker – Chet Baker Sings (1954)
  • Doris Day on Day by Day (1956)
  • Buddy De Franco on Mr. Clarinet (1956)
  • Modern Jazz Quartet – Django (1956)

Performed by Judy Garland in Girl Crazy

M&N Big Band