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The George Gershwin Reader$
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Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.001.0001

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“A Music Master Talks of His Trials” (1932)

“A Music Master Talks of His Trials” (1932)

42 “A Music Master Talks of His Trials” (1932)
The George Gershwin Reader

Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the text of an article about George Gershwin's musical career and various escapades, which was published in the January 3, 1932, issue of New York American. The article focuses on Gershwin's recollection of his early career and his income. It includes mention of his work as a song plugger where he was paid fifteen dollars a week and his job as a piano player at Fox's City Theater where he earned twenty-five dollars for seven weeks.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, career, song plugger, pianist, income

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