In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening – Dean Martin

The Great American Songbook: 1949-1950

Episode 27

Episode date - August 12, 2022

How Music Changed

    It has taken a long while, but at this point, I think you can hear the ‘classic’ element of the Great American Songbook changing significantly.

    As 1950 rolled around, the songs acquired a different sense of expression, retaining their universal appeal but taking on a deliberative style that began to sound as though they were frozen in aspic. It took thirty years, but the Songbook was starting to become as much a style as it had been a expressive talent.

    Featured tracks include:

    Baby It’s Cold Outside – Ray Charles and Betty Carter

    My Dream Is Yours – Doris Day

    Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend – T-Bone Burnett

    My Foolish Heart – Bill Evans

    From This Moment On – Sarah Vaughan

    In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening – Dean Martin

    I Talk to the Trees – The Smothers Brothers

    They Call the Wind Mariah – Sam Cooke

    Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

    When I Fall in Love – The Miles Davis Quintet

    Here’s That Rainy Day – Bob Dylan

    Channel 28 - The Great American Songbook