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Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning -“You Don’t Know What Love Is”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout

Background/Discussion

Surprisingly, two top jazz standards “You Don’t Know What Love Is” and “I Remember April” were both written for 1941 slapstick Abbott and Costello movies “You Don’t Know What Love Is” was dropped from… 739 more words

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Great American Song Book II: More Standards To Live By

American Popular Music  Standards are uniquely special and will live on forever in our hearts.  This is a further playlist from this genre for your listening pleasure:

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Good Hearts Have Room for Lots of Good Songs

I keep thinking that the folks up, way up, at the Red River Community House (Red River, New Mexico, elevation 8,650 feet) will one day wise up and get tired of us, but they haven’t yet. 610 more words

Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning, " I Cover the Waterfront”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout

Background/Discussion

“I Cover the Waterfront,” an exceptional song about lost love, began somewhat surprisingly, as a best-selling 1932 autobiographical book by 28-year old Max Miller, a newspaper reporter who ‘covered” as part of his beat the San Diego waterfront and other lowlife urban areas. 582 more words

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Keeping the GAS (Great America Songbook) Flame Burning,”Body and Soul”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout

Background/Discussion

Composer Johnny Green wrote some very fine songs although very few. His justly famous landmark “Body and Soul” was interpolated in the 1930 musical revue… 1,121 more words

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Top Tracks: Randy Newman- "Wandering Boy"

It’s always remarkable when Randy Newman’s work takes a turn toward the sincere and deeply heartfelt. In the popular music canon, few are as skilled at cutting folks down to size with cynicism and rapier wit as the Grammy, Oscar and Emmy winner. 341 more words

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Great American Songbook II: Further Standards to Live By

Part II of the playlist of the Great American cannon that I had previously put up for the enjoyment of all.  50 more to enjoy on your quiet evenings.:

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