George Gershwin and his brother Ira collaborated on some of the most memorable songs of the Century. George wrote the music and Ira the lyrics for such hits as "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "The Man That Got Away," etc.
George Gershwin was one of Dameron's heroes. In a conversation with Ira Gitler, Dameron remarked, 'When I first heard George Gershwin, I said, 'This is really it. Gershwin was beautiful. Gershwin and Ellington .