They Can't Take That Away from Me
Artist & Tune
About the Song
"They Can't Take That Away from Me" is a 1937 American popular song with music by George Gershwin & lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 Hollywood film "Shall We Dance?" & gained huge success.
It became an important standard in the Great American Songbook. As such it was recorded by many of the most important singers of that genre.
- Billie Holiday also recorded the song in 1937.
- Bing Crosby recorded it in 1947 - which was released on his "Bing Crosby Sings Songs by George Gershwin" album.
- Sarah Vaughan recorded in 1954 on her "Images" album.
- In the same year Frank Sinatra recorded it on his "Songs for Young Lovers" album.
- Ella Fitzzgeral recorded it twice: in 1958 with Louis Amrstrong for their "Ella & Louis" studio and alone in 1959 for "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook" album.
- Sam Cooke recorded it in 1959 on his "Tribute to the Lady" album.
- It was Tony Bennett's debut single in 1949. He recorded it at a live "unplugged concert in 2009 with Elvis Costello. He re-recorded again it in 2018 on his "Love Is Here to Stay" duet album with Diana Krall.