Begin the Beguine – Artie Shaw

The Great American Songbook: 1935, The Classic Era

Episode 15

Episode date - May 13, 2022

How Music Changed

    We call this episode “The Classic Era” because it is the year where the ‘classic’ songwriters strongly dominate the state of American popular music.

    Cole Porter plays a huge role at this point in time, as does Irving Berlin (still!) and Duke Ellington, as well as the songwriting teams of McHugh/Fields, Rodgers/Hart, Warren/Dubin and Kalmer/Ruby. The hits just kept on coming….

    You’re the Top – Cole Porter

    Begin the Beguine – Artie Shaw

    Cheek to Cheek – Ella and Louis

    I’m in the Mood for Love – Julie London

    In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

    It’s Easy to Remember – Billie Holiday

    Just One of Those Things – Frank Sinatra

    A Kiss to Build a Dream On – Louis Armstrong

    Little Girl Blue – Nina Simone

    Lullaby of Broadway – Dick Powell

    Lulu’s Back in Town – Fats Waller

    Miss Brown to You – Billie Holiday

    The Most Beautiful Girl in the World – Sonny Rollins

    Channel 28 - The Great American Songbook