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Great American Songbook

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

all of you - Jazz Standards

All of You

All of You was written by the great composer Cole Porter in 1954. It was first presented in the 1955 Broadway musical Silk Stockings. Many of the greats in jazz went...
Georgia-On-My-Mind

Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind was written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1930. Lyrics were written by Stuart Gorrell. It was first recorded in New York by Carmichael and his Orchestra with Bix...
Gone-With-The-Wind

Gone With The Wind

"Gone With The Wind" is a great tune written by Allie Wrubel and lyrics by Herb Magidson. The song was published in 1937. Evidence suggests that the title was inspired by...
The-Way-You-Look-Tonight

The Way You Look Tonight

The Way You Look Tonight was written by Jerome Kern, with lyrics by Dorothy Fields. It was first brought to the spot light by Fred Astaire in the 1936 hit film...

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...
Here's-That-Rainy-Day

Here’s That Rainy Day

Here's That Rainy Day was written by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Burke. Published in 1953 and and first introduced in the Broadway musical Carnival in Flanders, this tune...
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Angel Eyes

"Angel Eyes" was written by Matt Dennis in 1941. The lyrics were written by Earl Brent. This tune was first featured in the 1953 film "Jennifer", and has become a popular...
You-and-the-Night-and-the-Music

You And The Night And The Music

"You And The Night And The Music" is a tune written by Arthur Schwartz for the 1934 Broadway musical "Revenge With Music". It has since become a very popular tune to...
Skylark

Skylark

"Skylark" is a tune written by the great Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The tune was written in 1941 and Johnny Mercer struggled for a year after he received...
Never-Let-Me-Go

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go was written by Jay Livingston with lyrics by Ray Evans. This is a beautiful ballad to add to your repertoire. It is most commonly played in the...

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