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The Great American Songbook: 1955-1957

Episode 29

Episode date - August 26, 2022

How Music Changed

    At this point in time, the Great American Songbook was competing with a new, wildly popular style of music that had absolutely nothing in common with one another.

    One was mature, the other was aimed primarily at kids. One was based primarily around songwriters, while the other was based around personality and performance. The Great American Songbook writers held their ground, but rock and roll chipped off gigantic chunks of its appeal as a universally popular style.

    It’s no wonder that the fans of the Songbook despised rock and roll, and it’s also why we have precious few examples of rock and rollers performing the songs that competed with them in the late ‘50s.

    Featured tracks include:

    Something’s Gotta Give – Mel Torme

    Inamorata – Jerry Vale

    Love Is a Many Splendored Thing – Clyde McPhatter

    Love Is the Tender Trap – Frank Sinatra

    Around the World in Eighty Days – Victor Young

    On the Street Where You Live – Oscar Peterson

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    Just in Time – Tony Bennett

    The Party’s Over – Van Morrison

    Standing on the Corner – Dean Martin

    An Affair to Remember – Al Hirt

    All the Way – Frank Sinatra

    Channel 28 - The Great American Songbook