Free and EasyDespite all the romantic hyperbole, popular music has always had an essential strain that’s laid back, relaxed, and, as the title says, free and easy.
The Country Boy Goes to TownThe country and the rural are the two poles of Hoagy Carmichael’s songs.
Women on the EdgeOn the edge of a new world, that is, as standards of romantic behavior were changing.
Way Out WestSongs about the West courtesy of Tin Pan Alley, located about as far East as you can get.
The Songs of J. Fred CootsHis name may sound like a joke but there’s no joking about this composer’s been songs.
Yes, Yes, My Baby Said Yes, YesAgreeable songs, happy songs, ecstatic songs, all for when you get the right answer.
Singing Songs of ArabyWhen we sang about the exotic East, we either breathed the air of elevated romance or laughed ourselves silly.
Putting a Flavor to LifeA batch of eccentric love songs to put some snap, sizzle, and spice to the taste of love.
In the Grace of Your Room
Songs that Trace the Emotions of Privacy, Solitude, Loneliness, and Independence.
Johnny Burke, Part 2The second of two shows devoted to lyricist Johnny Burke, who knew how to write hits.
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