I’ll See You in My Dreams – Django Reinhardt

The Great American Songbook: 1922-1924

Episode 2

Episode date - January 7, 2022

How Music Changed

    There is no single star for these early entries to the Great American Songbook, but this particular show features repeat compositions from the likes of George (with Ira) Gershwin, Milton Ager and Jack Yellen, and lyricist Gus Kahn with either Walter Donaldson or Isham Jones.

    The point of focus moved more toward the “Great White Way,” with New York’s Broadway serving as a steadfast focal point for songwriters.

    Featured tracks include:

    Carolina in the Morning – Al Jolson

    I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise – Sarah Vaughan

    Louisville Lou – Sophie Tucker

    What’ll I Do – Art Garfunkel

    Who’s Sorry Now – Connie Francis

    Alabamy Bound – Ray Charles

    Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now – Ry Cooder

    Fascinating Rhythm – Stan Kenton

    Hard Hearted Hannah – Ella Fitzgerald

    I’ll See You in My Dreams – Django Reinhardt

    It Had to Be You – Elvis Costello

    The Man I Love – Billie Holiday

    Channel 28 - The Great American Songbook