Little White Lies – Dick Haymes

The Great American Songbook: 1931

Episode 9

Episode date - March 18, 2022

How Music Changed

    Up until now, our tribute to the Great American Songbook amply proved the important role that film and Broadway played in developing a song’s lasting popularity, with most songs extracted from a show or a movie.

    By 1931, though, a few songs started to appear that were written and released as stand-alone product. Songs written for theater and movies were still in the majority, but the music business began to develop a strength of its own, slowly showing that it had enough strength to function without assistance from theatrical performance.

    Featured tracks include:

    Little White Lies – Dick Haymes

    Love for Sale – Tony Bennet and Lady Gaga

    Mood Indigo – Frank Sinatra

    My Baby Just Cares for Me – Nat King Cole

    On the Sunny Side of the Street – Willie Nelson

    Puttin’ on the Ritz – Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle

    Spring Is Here – Miles Davis

    With a Song in My Heart – Ella Fitzgerald

    Three Little Words – Duke Ellington

    Time on MY Hands – Billie Holiday

    You’re Driving Me Crazy – Big Joe Turner

    As Time Goes By – Bryan Ferry

    Dancing in the Dark – Artie Shaw

    Channel 28 - The Great American Songbook