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I’m Always Looking For More American Standards Covers Like Annie Lennox’s New Album Nostalgia

I’m always trying to keep my eyes peeled for artists doing covers of American standards like from the Great American Songbook, they’re my absolute favorite! I just loved Annie Lennox’s latest standards album Nostalgia which led me to discover this phenomenal singer Delilah. 152 more words


Harold Arlen's music featured tonight on The Jonathan Channel

If you like the Great American Songbook, then you will want to catch tonight’s four-hour tribute to Harold Arlen, the composer behind 14 Broadway musicals and such songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “The Man Who Got Away,” and “Stormy Weather.” 208 more words


On Those Old Familar Songs....

Michael Feinstein is one of our modern day treasures. Singer, pianist, and music revivalist, he is also an interpreter of, and an anthropologist and archivist for, the repertoire known as the Great American Songbook. 137 more words


Album Review, Bob Dylan "Shadows in the Night"

Bob Dylan… is a man of many hats. In fact that seems more like an understatement, let’s change that. Bob Dylan is a man of so many hats 36 albums into his career that one seriously begins to ponder just what genre (or bowler hat) is left that Mr. 594 more words

"Pick Yourself Up" - from Swing Time with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

I’ve read a little bit of debate, though not a pressing amount, on who Fred Astaire’s best dancing partner was: Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Cyd Charisse, Judy Garland, Vera-Ellen. 428 more words

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Annie Lennox's "Nostalgia" Proves It's Never As Good As the First Time

You can’t fault Annie Lennox if she gives the impression Nostalgia is her first swipe at a “serious” jazz record.   It’s an album of jazz standards and its released by Blue Note records.   889 more words

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Further Thoughts on Destry Rides Again - Marlene Dietrich and Femme Fatales

Last year I wrote a post about the movie Destry Rides Again, a comedic Western with James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich. I really enjoyed it, so several days ago I watched it again. 767 more words