The Coming of Vaudeville
Songs from those decades when Tony Pastor and the circuits were forming America’s first great entertainment of the 20th century.
The Bands of the 20s and 30s
Big Bands emerged for dancing in the 1920s, but we’ll see how they changed over the next decade and a half.
Love Letters: The Songs of Edward Heyman
Imagine writing the lyrics to “Body and Soul,” “When I Fall in Love,” and “For Sentimental Reasons,” and nobody’s heard of you.
The Songs of Henry Clay Work
Stephen Foster is the most famous songwriter of the 19th century, but Work joins Foster on the short list of the most important composers of their century.
Fancy You Fancying Me
Playful songs about the fanciful, imaginative business of falling in love
Jerry and Oscar
Unlike Richard Rodgers or George Gershwin, Jerome Kern never had a single collaborator, but more than anymore, he wrote with Oscar Hammertein.
Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Plus
There has never been a more important song than “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” now just over a hundred years old.
Just Enough Woman for Me
The range of what love songs come up with, from the more-or-less conventional to the nearly nuts
Winners and LosersSongs for betting everything you’ve got on love and winning. Sometimes.
Richard Whiting in the 1930s The second hour of Richard Whiting’s songs, culminating in his untimely death at the age of 46.
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