Great American Songbook

1920-1950s American popular songs written for musicals and film.

Remember

Remember

Remember was written by Irving Berlin in 1925. It has been recorded by greats such as Red Norvo and his Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, among others. Arguably the most popular...
Yesterdays

Yesterdays

"Yesterdays" is a tune written in 1933 by Jerome Kern. It was written for the show "Roberta"(1933). This song is performed in many different styles and tempos, but it was originally done...
You-Stepped-Out-of-a-Dream

You Stepped Out of a Dream

You Stepped Out of a Dream was written by Nacio Herb Brown with lyrics by Gus Kahn in 1940. It was used in the 1941 musical Ziefeld Girl. It has since...
broadway

Broadway

"Broadway" was written in 1940 with words and music by Billy Byrd, Teddy McRae and Henri Woode. This is a great jam session tune to know and a good one to...
My-Romance

My Romance

"My Romance" was written by composer Richard Rodgers with lyrics by his frequent collaborator Lorenz Hart. It was introduced in the 1935 musical "Jumbo" starring Jimmy Durante. The tune went on...

There Will Never Be Another You

I've been fascinated by this jazz standard ever since I was in high school. I was at the Lionel Hampton jazz festival in Moscow, Idaho, which is the biggest jazz festival...
Stella-By-Starlight

Stella By Starlight

"Stella By Starlight" is arguably one of the most popular jazz standards of all time. This tune is a must know for any situation a jazz musician may encounter. This tune...
My-Ideal

My Ideal

"My Ideal" is a tune written by Richard Whiting, Leo Robin and Newell Chase. This a beautiful ballad that has been performed and recorded by some of the greatest in jazz, both...
Out-of-Nowhere

Out of Nowhere

"Out Of Nowhere" is a tune by American composer Johnny Green with lyrics by Edward Heyman. Green dedicated this song to his first wife Carol who persuaded him to abandon his financial...
I've-Never-Been-In-Love-Before

I’ve Never Been In Love Before

I've Never Been In Love Before was written by Frank Loesser for the 1950 musical Guys and Dolls.  It has been performed and recorded by many notable artists such as Chet Baker, Frank...

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