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The great American songbook : 201 favorites you ought to know (& love)

The great American songbook : 201 favorites you ought to know (& love) / Steven Suskin ; foreword by John Pizzarelli.
Suskin, Steven
Lanham : Backbeat Books, [2023]

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Pizzarelli, John
xxiii, 254 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color); 23 cm
"A carefully curated, cheerfully opinionated guidebook surveying 201 of the most significant selections from the Great American Songbook, ranging from celebrated masterpieces to forgotten gems"--
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [237-240)nand index.
The songs: Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive ("Mister In-be-tween") -- After You've Gone -- Ain't Misbehavin' -- All of Me -- All the Things You Are -- Alone Together -- Another Autumn -- April in Paris -- As Long as I Live -- Autumn in New York -- The Ballad of the Sad Young Men -- The Best Is Yet to Come -- The Birth of the Blues -- Blue Day -- Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) -- Body and Soul -- Born Too Late -- The Boy Next Door -- Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? -- Can This Be Love? -- Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man -- Can't We Be Friends? -- Carolina in the Morning -- Charleston -- Cheek to Cheek -- Come Rain or Come Shine -- The Continental -- Crazy Rhythm -- Dancing in the Dark -- Darn That Dream -- Day In--Day Out -- Don't Get Around Much Anymore -- Early Autumn -- East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) -- Everything I Have Is Yours -- Ev'ry Time -- Fascinating Rhythm -- Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) -- The Folks Who Live on the Hill -- Georgia on My Mind -- Get Happy -- Good-bye to All That -- Guess Who I Saw Today -- Hand in Hand -- Happy Days Are Here Again -- Have You Met Miss Jones? -- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -- The Heather on the Hill -- Here I'll Stay -- Here's That Rainy Day -- Honeysuckle Rose -- How About You? -- How Are Things in Glocca Morra? -- How High the Moon -- How Long Has This Been Going On? -- I Can't Get Started -- I Can't Give You Anything but Love -- I Cover the Waterfront -- I Don't Want to Walk Without You -- I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store) -- I Get a Kick out of You -- I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes) -- I Got Rhythm -- I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues -- I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan (The Blue Pajama Song) -- I Had a Love Once -- I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen -- I Love a Piano -- I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful! -- I Only Have Eyes for You -- I Remember You -- I See Your Face Before Me -- I Thought About You -- I Want to Be with You -- I Wish I Didn't Love You So -- I Wonder What Became of Me -- If I Love Again -- Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good) -- I'm All Smiles -- I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) -- I'm Beginning to See the Light -- I'm in the Mood for Love -- I'm Old Fashioned -- Isn't It a Pity? -- Isn't It Romantic? -- It Had to Be You -- It Never Entered My Mind -- It's a Most Unusual Day -- It's Only a Paper Moon -- It's the Going Home Together -- I've Always Loved You -- I've Got the World on a String -- Jeepers Creepers -- Just in Time -- Keepin' Myself for You -- Laura -- Lazy Afternoon -- Lazy River -- Let Yourself Go -- Let's Call It a Day -- Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) -- Let's Face the Music and Dance -- Let's Go -- Little Girl Blue -- Lorna's Here -- Love Me or Leave Me -- Love Turned the Light Out -- Lover -- Lover, Come Back to Me! -- Lullaby of Broadway -- Mack the Knife -- Magic Moment -- Make Someone Happy -- Makin' Whoopee! -- The Man I Love -- The Man That Got Away -- Maybe It's Time for Me -- Memphis in June -- Misty -- Moonglow -- More Than You Know -- My Blue Heaven -- My Funny Valentine -- The Nearness of You -- Never Never Land -- Night and Day -- Not Mine -- 0l' Man River -- Old Devil Moon -- One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) -- Over the Rainbow -- Overnight -- The Party's Over -- Past the Age of Innocence -- Pennies from Heaven -- Personality -- Pick Yourself Up -- Put on a Happy Face -- Puttin' on the Ritz -- Satin Doll -- Sentimental Journey -- Sentimental Rhapsody -- September Song -- A Ship Without a Sail -- Skylark -- A Sleepin' Bee -- Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (When Your Heart's on Fire) -- So in Love -- Some Girl Is on His Mind -- Some Other Time -- Someone to Watch over Me -- Something to Remember You By -- Something's Gotta Give -- The Song Is You -- Soon It's Gonna Rain -- Sophisticated Lady -- Speak Low -- Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most -- Spring Is Here -- St. Louis Blues -- Star Dust -- Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) -- Summertime -- Swanee -- Sweet Georgia Brown -- Swinging on a Star -- 'S Wonderful -- Taking a Chance on Love -- Tea for Two -- Thanks for the Memory -- That Old Black Magic -- There But for You Go I -- There's No Holding Me -- They Can't Take That Away from Me -- They Didn't Believe Me -- This Is My Beloved -- This Time the Dream's on Me -- Thou Swell -- Time on My Hands (You in My Arms) -- Too Late Now -- Too Marvelous for Words -- Try to Remember -- The Varsity Drag -- The Way You Look Tonight -- What Is There to Say? -- When Did I Fall in Love? -- When the Sun Comes Out -- When You Wish Upon a Star -- Where or When -- Why Did I Choose You? -- Why Was I Born? -- Willow Weep for Me -- Witchcraft -- With a Song in My Heart -- Without a Song -- You Are for Loving -- You Better Go Now -- You Have Cast Your Shadow on the Sea -- You Took Advantage of Me -- You're All the World to Me -- Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart.
Call Number
JME 23-357
  • 9781493070947
  • 1493070940
  • 9781493070954 (canceled/invalid)
  • 1333267773
  • 1333267773
Suskin, Steven, author.
The great American songbook : 201 favorites you ought to know (& love) / Steven Suskin ; foreword by John Pizzarelli.
Lanham : Backbeat Books, [2023]
Type of Content
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Type of Carrier
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237-240)nand index.
Added Author
Pizzarelli, John, writer of foreword.
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Online version: Suskin, Steven. Great American songbook Essex, Connecticut : Backbeat, 2023 9781493070954 (DLC) 2022041791
Research Call Number
JME 23-357
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