Stardust – Frank Sinatra

The Great American Songbook:1927 - 1928

Episode 5

Episode date - February 4, 2022

How Music Changed

    Until I pulled together material for this specific show, I never knew just how many all-time classic songs were first published 1927-1928.

    The number of timeless evergreens that date from that year is mind boggling, especially when you consider how many of these songs retain their original luster. I’m fond of saying that great songs never get old, but this show offers the best proof for that axiom that I’ve ever assembled, and it happened somewhat by accident, as I compiled the list for this series in chronological order.

    Featured tracks include:

    My Blue Heaven – Gene Austin

    My Heart Stood Still – Ella Fitzgerald

    Ol’ Man River – Paul Robeson

    S’Wonderful – Helen Merrill

    Sometimes I’m Happy – Joni Mitchell

    Stardust – Frank Sinatra

    Stardust – Vic Damone

    Strike Up the Band – Ray Charles

    Thinking of You – Sarah Vaughan

    Thou Swell – Nat King Cole

    Embraceable You – Charlie Parker

    I Can’t Give You Anything but Love – Louis Armstrong

    I Wanna Be Loved by You – Helen Kane 

    Channel 28 - The Great American Songbook