11/22 The Little Things
11/15 Hit That Jive, Jack
11/8/14 Carrying the Torch
11/1/14 Whatever Happened to Wodehouse
Down on the Street
In the 20th century, songs became more and more urban, more and more about city loving, down on the street.
With Rodgers and Hammerstein’s new emphasis on character, soliloquies in song became central to telling the story in Broadway musicals.
From Friend to Lover
There’s friendship and there are love affairs, but sometimes one morphs into the other.
Aka Mr. Ragtime
For years before the great Ragtime Revival of the 1970s and 1980s, Max Morath kept ragtime alive almost singlehandedly, and never lost sight of the joy in the music.
George Gershwin Early and Late
Even though George Gershwin had a discernable sound, the evolution of his style over a mere twenty years is striking.
Come Follow the Band
Once marches got so popular in the late 19th century, it was only a matter of time before Tin Pan Alley began to set its love songs to march tempos.
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