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Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “I Hadn’t Anyone Till You”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout

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A piano bar (not many of those anymore), a few booths and some concealing drapes between plaster pillars with a big white piano in the center. 624 more words

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Ella

100 Jahre Jazz werden 2017 gefeiert. Und das passt gut zu Ella Fitzgerald die am 25. April 100 Jahre alt geworden wäre. Ein Naturtalent und eine Jahrhundertstimme die nachfolgende Generationen beeinflusst hatte. 576 more words

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They Can't Take That Away From Me

The classic song is performed by Tom Balistreri.

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The Good Life: Tony Bennett in Concert

There are a lot of people today who keep the tradition of the Great American Songbook alive.  In my humble opinion, most just aren’t that good at it.  1,020 more words

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Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “Darn That Dream”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout

Background/Discussion
Jimmy Van Heusen wrote “Darn That Dream” for the unsuccessful Broadway production Swingin’ the Dream. The original show incorporated artwork and sets by Walt Disney, music by the Benny Goodman Sextet, and an extravagant cast of 150 people, including Louis Armstrong, Maxine Sullivan and the Dandridge Sisters. 564 more words

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