Hello, Young Lovers – Jimmy Durante

The Great American Songbook: Rodgers and Hammerstein

Episode 26

Episode date - August 7, 2022

How Music Changed

    Until now, we’ve spent 25 episodes of the Songbook series focusing on a variety of songwriters.

    This episode marks the first (and only!) episode to be dedicated exclusively to one songwriting team. In the ‘50s, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were responsible for so many wildly successful Broadway productions, most of which would eventually become iconic films, that it was easy to cull enough classic tunes to fill this entire show.

    It’s even more remarkable when we recognize that the pair provided an average of three songs per show for the past few weeks, and yet there are still all of these remarkable songs to cover. Most songs that appear here appeared in either “South Pacific” or “The King and I”. Keep in mind that “Sound of Music” is not yet included! What a remarkable team they were.

    Featured tracks include:

    Some Enchanted Evening – Ezio Penza

    Bali H’ai – Martin Denny

    Happy Talk – Captain Sensible

    Younger Than Springtime – Andy Williams

    A Wonderful Guy – Doris Day

    Hello, Young Lovers – Jimmy Durante

    Getting to Know You – NRBQ

    Something Wonderful – Dionna Warwick

    I Have Dreamed – Scott Walker

    Shall We Dance? – Fred Astaire

    I Enjoy Being a Girl – Peggy Lee

    Channel 28 - The Great American Songbook