Great American Songbook

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The Great American Songbook, also known as "American Standards", is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century.wikipedia
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Irving Berlin

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The Great American Songbook comprises standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, and Richard Rodgers, among others.
His music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook.

Traditional pop

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The Great American Songbook, also known as "American Standards", is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century.
The works of these songwriters and composers are usually considered part of the canon known as the "Great American Songbook".

Harold Arlen

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The Great American Songbook comprises standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, and Richard Rodgers, among others.
In addition to composing the songs for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz (lyrics by Yip Harburg), including "Over the Rainbow", Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook.

Walter Donaldson

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Wilder uses a chapter to explore songwriters and composers he deemed "The Great Craftsmen": Hoagy Carmichael, Walter Donaldson, Harry Warren, Isham Jones, Jimmy McHugh, Duke Ellington, Fred Ahlert, Richard A. Whiting, Ray Noble, John Green, Rube Bloom and Jimmy Van Heusen.
Walter Donaldson (February 15, 1893 – July 15, 1947) was an American prolific popular songwriter and publishing company founder, composing many hit songs of the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, that have become standards and form part of the Great American Songbook.

Blues in the Night

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"Blues in the Night" is a popular blues song which has become a pop standard and is generally considered to be part of the Great American Songbook.

Jonathan Schwartz (radio personality)

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Radio personality and Songbook devotee Jonathan Schwartz has described this genre as "America's classical music".
Additionally, Schwartz sometimes performs as a singer and has recorded numerous selections from the collection of popular music from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s known as the Great American Songbook.

A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody

The first verse and refrain are considered part of the Great American Songbook and are often covered as a jazz standard.

Stardust (1927 song)

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The "song about a song about love", played in an idiosyncratic melody in medium tempo, became an American standard and is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century with over 1,500 recordings.

Sammy Fain

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In the 1920s and early 1930s, he contributed numerous songs that form part of The Great American Songbook, and to Broadway theatre.

Night and Day (song)

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It is perhaps Porter's most popular contribution to the Great American Songbook and has been recorded by dozens of musicians.

Duke Ellington

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Wilder uses a chapter to explore songwriters and composers he deemed "The Great Craftsmen": Hoagy Carmichael, Walter Donaldson, Harry Warren, Isham Jones, Jimmy McHugh, Duke Ellington, Fred Ahlert, Richard A. Whiting, Ray Noble, John Green, Rube Bloom and Jimmy Van Heusen.
The late 1950s also saw Ella Fitzgerald record her Duke Ellington Songbook (Verve) with Ellington and his orchestra—a recognition that Ellington's songs had now become part of the cultural canon known as the 'Great American Songbook'.

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

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It is part of the Great American Songbook.

Manhattan (song)

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"Manhattan" is a popular song and part of the Great American Songbook.

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

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Part of the Great American Songbook, it was published by Chappell & Company and introduced by Nan Wynn in 1944 in Billy Rose's musical revue Seven Lively Arts.

Just One of Those Things (song)

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The song has become a standard of the American Songbook, with many other recordings having been made of it.

Isn't It Romantic?

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"Isn't It Romantic?" is a popular song and part of the Great American Songbook.

Love for Sale (song)

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The song's chorus, like many in the Great American Songbook, is written in the A-A-B-A format.

Johnny Burke (lyricist)

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His work is considered part of the Great American Songbook.

Cole Porter

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The Great American Songbook comprises standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, and Richard Rodgers, among others.
Porter is a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame and Great American Songbook Hall of Fame, which recognized his "musically complex [songs] with witty, urbane lyrics".

Dancing in the Dark (Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz song)

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It was subsequently featured in the classic 1953 MGM musical The Band Wagon and has since come to be considered part of the Great American Songbook.

The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books

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Ella Fitzgerald's popular and influential Songbook series on Verve in the 1950s and 1960s collated 252 songs from the Songbook.
They are considered a cornerstone of 20th century recorded popular music, and as a whole, represent some of the finest interpretations of the greater part of the musical canon known as the Great American Songbook.

Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Fitzgerald's popular and influential Songbook series on Verve in the 1950s and 1960s collated 252 songs from the Songbook.
With Verve she recorded some of her more widely noted works, particularly her interpretations of the Great American Songbook.

Harry Nilsson

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In 1973, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson released a critically well-received album of 12 classic standards, A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night, arranged by Gordon Jenkins.
His work is characterized by pioneering vocal overdub experiments, returns to the Great American Songbook, and fusions of Caribbean sounds.

Anything Goes (Cole Porter song)

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The songs were handpicked by Bennett and Gaga; they selected tracks from the Great American Songbook, including "Anything Goes".

Great American Songbook Foundation

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In 2007 he founded the Great American Songbook Foundation, to preserve and promote the songs and their legacy.
The Great American Songbook Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the music of the Great American Songbook.