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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.


F. Scott Fitzgerald, c. 1925 (American Stock/Getty Images)

All songs performed by Bix Beiderbecke ©1927, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Inc. Currently available on At the Jazz Band Ball: Volume 2. Tracks used courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

“A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” written by Eddie Green, used by permission of Edwin H. Morris & Company, a Division of MPL Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)

“Lila,” written by Archie Gottler, Charles Tobias, and Maceo Pinkard, used by permission of Chappell & Co. (ASCAP)

“Royal Garden Blues,” written by Clarence Williams and Spencer Williams, used by permission of Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

“Our Bungalow of Dreams,” written by Tommie Malie, Charles Newman, and Joe Vergas, used by permission of Music Sales Corp [33.34%] and Colla Voce Music, Inc. [66.66%] (ASCAP)

Original piano music by Lee Blaske. Sound effects by Brent Findley at Sonic Magic Studios.

Written and produced by Dan Stone; post-production by Adam Kampe at the National Endowment for the Arts, 2008.

Audio excerpts from The Great Gatsby are used by permission of Harold Ober Associates, Inc.

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