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The Great American Songbook is a hypothetical construct that seeks to represent the best American songs of the 20th century, principally from Broadway theatre, musical theatre, and Hollywood musical film, from the 1920s to 1960, including dozens of songs of enduring popularity. The Great American Songbook became (and remains) a vital part of the repertoire of jazz musicians.


Bryan Ferry - "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"

Dion & The Belmonts - "Where Or When"

Frank Sinatra - "One for My Baby"

The Jaguars - "The Way You Look Tonight"

Eva Cassidy - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Harry Nilsson - "As Time Goes By"

Chet Baker - "Let's Get Lost"

Elvis Costello - "My Funny Valentine"

Ella Fitzgerald - "Love Is Here To Stay"

Linda Ronstadt - "I'll Be Seeing You"







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Growing up in the 50's & 60's, I was exposed to much of this great music on a daily basis. My early listening experiences were filled with the great voices, Sinatra, Martin, Tony Bennet, Andy Williams, Robert Goulet, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee and countless others. This was real music to be savored and many of the songs listed in this work I can still sing to this day. Thanks for the memories.

Great Performances Series - PBS

"A" special treat !






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Sinatra is so damn awesome. I love his stuff and the attitude but for my money, Nat King Cole had the best voice. fricking cigarettes.........





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Judy Garland and Gene Kelly- "For Me & My Gal"

Dr. John and Ricki Lee Jones - "Makin' Whoopee"

Cole Porter - "Anything Goes"

Dean Martin - "You Belong To Me"

Ian McCulloch - "September Song"






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Nat King Cole


Frim Fram Sauce

Diana Krall Lucky So-n-So....Hey...wait a minute...

Jane Monheit Just Squeeze Me







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Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart




Randy Newman once said his favorite lyricists were Bob Dylan and Lorenz Hart


Frank Sinatra - "The Lady Is A Tramp"

"Mountain Greenery" -- This song has some very impressive rhymes: "We could find no cleaner retreat from life's machinery..."

Stacey Kent - "Thou Swell"

"Manhattan"

Elvis Presley - "Blue Moon"






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Linda Ronstadt--What's New?

Linda Ronstadt--I've Got a Crush on You

Linda Ronstadt--Someone to Watch Over Me



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Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
The Mamas and the Papas - "Sing For Your Supper" (1967)

From the 1938 Broadway musical The Boys From Syracuse






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Willie Nelson - Stardust





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Artie Shaw & Helen Forrest - "Deep Purple" (1939)

Nino Tempo & April Stevens - "Deep Purple" (1963) -- This was the #1 song on the day President Kennedy was assassinated






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Dean Martin & Doris Day - Baby, It's Cold Outside

Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now

Ricky Nelson - Fools Rush In

Rod Stewart - On the Sunny Side of the Street






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"These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)"

Billie Holiday (1936)

Bryan Ferry (1973)






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Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You One of my favorites!

Streisand - Don't Rain On My Parade

Harry Connick Jr. - Imagination

Sam Cooke - The Best Things In Life Are Free






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Can't Get Used to Losing You - Andy Williams

One of my all-time favorites







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Great stuff. Here's one sung by the man himself. Savannah's own Johnny Mercer when he was around 80. And another of Johnny's hits by New Orleans' own King Louie. And if this one doesn't end up in the canon, it will be a shame.





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Can't Get Used to Losing You - Andy Williams


That's a Doc Pomus-Mort Shuman song, so it really belongs more in this thread: Brill Building Rock: The Great Songwriters

I always meant to update that thread, but I never got around to it.






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Wayne King - "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" (1931)

Mama Cass Elliot - "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (1968)






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Barbra Streisand - Somewhere

Sting - Someone To Watch Over Me






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Harry Nilsson - "As Time Goes By"





so much good stuff came out of that Nilsson tv special. every clip ive seen from it is memorable.


the sorrows - smoke gets in your eyes

ringo starr - stardust

Michael Jackson - Smile

i think MJ could have done much better with that tune, more like Petula Clark's

and kafka, this ones for you

jeff lynne - bewitched, bothered, and bewildered






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