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The "Great American Songbook" Themed Recital will be July, 2021.

The Great American Songbook is the loosely defined canon of American popular songs and jazz standards of the first half of the 20th century, principally created for Broadway theatre, musical theatre, and Hollywood musical film in the United States, but also sheet music publishers like Tin Pan Alley.

Here is a wikipedia article that has examples of the music that is included.

Think broadway shows, musical films, early jazz and blues, even early rock and roll. The cut-off dates are about 1900 to 1959. This includes music as diverse as Scott Joplin and Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter.

There are two collections of music that do an excellent job of presenting great music from the period:
"The Great American Songbook: The Composers"
"The Great American Songbook: The Singers"
both published by Hal Leonard

The rules:
1) You must decide if your choice fits the theme. Ask for advice in this thread.
2) Any skill level! This is the Adult Beginners Forum, after all.
3) Duplicate pieces will be allowed, since there is hardly a standard way to perform these pieces.
4) Multiple submissions are allowed, for instance several pieces with a similar theme or from the same composer or musical. Be creative!

The recital will likely open for submissions July 1 and go live July 15.

If you would like to pledge to play something, see the post after this one.

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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

1) Cole Porter - I've Got You Under My Skin - Sam S

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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

1) Cole Porter - I've Got You Under My Skin/Night and Day mashup! - Sam S

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1) Cole Porter - I've Got You Under My Skin/Night and Day mashup! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof


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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

1) Cole Porter - I've Got You Under My Skin/Night and Day mashup! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable you - pianist685 (Constantin)

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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

1) Cole Porter - I've Got You Under My Skin/Night and Day mashup! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)

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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

1) Cole Porter - I've Got You Under My Skin/Night and Day mashup! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)

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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

1) Cole Porter - I've Got You Under My Skin/Night and Day mashup! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )



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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

1) Cole Porter - I've Got You Under My Skin/Night and Day mashup! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )
7) Andre & Schwandt - Dream a Little Dream of Me - MaryBee


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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

1) Cole Porter - I've Got You Under My Skin/Night and Day mashup! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )
7) Andre & Schwandt - Dream a Little Dream of Me - MaryBee
8) Mancini/Mercer - Moon River - rwsavory

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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

1) Cole Porter - I've Got You Under My Skin/Night and Day mashup! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )
7) Andre & Schwandt - Dream a Little Dream of Me - MaryBee
8) Mancini/Mercer - Moon River - rwsavory
9) Gershwin -Summertime -sisi


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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

1) Who knows? I keep changing my mind - but I will play something! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )
7) Andre & Schwandt - Dream a Little Dream of Me - MaryBee
8) Mancini/Mercer - Moon River - rwsavory
9) Gershwin -Summertime -sisi

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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

1) Who knows? I keep changing my mind - but I will play something! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )
7) Andre & Schwandt - Dream a Little Dream of Me - MaryBee
8) Mancini/Mercer - Moon River - rwsavory
9) Gershwin -Summertime -sisi
10) Gershwin - They Can't Take That Away From Me - barbaram


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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

1) Who knows? I keep changing my mind - but I will play something! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )
7) Andre & Schwandt - Dream a Little Dream of Me - MaryBee
8) Mancini/Mercer - Moon River - rwsavory
9) Gershwin -Summertime -sisi
10) Gershwin - They Can't Take That Away From Me - barbaram
11) Hamilton - Cry Me a River - Barbaram


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1) Who knows? I keep changing my mind - but I will play something! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )
7) Andre & Schwandt - Dream a Little Dream of Me - MaryBee
8) Mancini/Mercer - Moon River - rwsavory
9) Gershwin -Summertime -sisi
10) Hupfeld - As Time Goes By - barbaram
11) Hamilton - Cry Me a River - barbaram


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1) Who knows? I keep changing my mind - but I will play something! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )
7) Andre & Schwandt - Dream a Little Dream of Me - MaryBee
8) Mancini/Mercer - Moon River - rwsavory
9) Gershwin -Summertime -sisi
10) Hupfeld - As Time Goes By - barbaram
11) Hamilton - Cry Me a River - 1barbaram
12) Errol Garner - Misty - Sanni_81

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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

I'll go for a little Christmas in July. Haven't decided between the pieces though.

1) Who knows? I keep changing my mind - but I will play something! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )
7) Andre & Schwandt - Dream a Little Dream of Me - MaryBee
8) Mancini/Mercer - Moon River - rwsavory
9) Gershwin -Summertime -sisi
10) Hupfeld - As Time Goes By - barbaram
11) Hamilton - Cry Me a River - barbaram
12) Errol Garner - Misty - Sanni_81
13) Walter Kent - I'll Be Home for Christmas or Hugh Martin - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Emily2Lame

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[quote=Emily2Lame]To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.

I'll go for a little Christmas in July. Haven't decided between the pieces though.

1) Who knows? I keep changing my mind - but I will play something! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )
7) Andre & Schwandt - Dream a Little Dream of Me - MaryBee
8) Mancini/Mercer - Moon River - rwsavory
9) Gershwin -Summertime -sisi
10) Hupfeld - As Time Goes By - barbaram
11) Hamilton - Cry Me a River - barbaram
12) Errol Garner - Misty - Sanni_81
13) Walter Kent - I'll Be Home for Christmas or Hugh Martin - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Emily2Lame
14) Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me -lilypad

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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.


1) Who knows? I keep changing my mind - but I will play something! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )
7) Andre & Schwandt - Dream a Little Dream of Me - MaryBee
8) Mancini/Mercer - Moon River - rwsavory
9) Gershwin -Summertime -sisi
10) Hupfeld - As Time Goes By - barbaram
11) Hamilton - Cry Me a River - barbaram
12) Errol Garner - Misty - Sanni_81
13) Walter Kent - I'll Be Home for Christmas or Hugh Martin - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Emily2Lame
14) Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me -lilypad
15) Mancini - The Days of Wine and Roses - mel_lem


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To pledge to play something, hit the quote button of the most recent post with the list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and write the composer, title, and your forum name of the piece you would like to play.


1) Who knows? I keep changing my mind - but I will play something! - Sam S
2) Warren and Mack - There Will Never Be Another You - Jazzyprof
3) Gershwin - Embraceable You - pianist685 (Constantin)
4) van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - pianist685 (Constantin)
5) Raksin/Mercer - Laura - pianist685 (Constantin)
6) Carmichael - The Nearness of You ( TomLC )
7) Andre & Schwandt - Dream a Little Dream of Me - MaryBee
8) Mancini/Mercer - Moon River - rwsavory
9) Gershwin -Summertime -sisi
10) Hupfeld - As Time Goes By - barbaram
11) Hamilton - Cry Me a River - barbaram
12) Errol Garner - Misty - Sanni_81
13) Walter Kent - I'll Be Home for Christmas or Hugh Martin - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Emily2Lame
14) Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me -lilypad
15) Mancini - The Days of Wine and Roses - mel_lem
16) Richard Rodgers - My Romance/Oh, What a Beautiful Morning -- Tim Adrianson
17) Jimmy van Heusen - Darn that Dream/Here's that Rainy Day -- Tim Adrianson
18) Frank Loesser - Two Sleepy People/Once in Love with Amy -- Tim Adrianson
19) Cole Porter - It Was Just One of Those Things/Everytime We Say Goodbye -- Tim Adrianson
20) George Gershwin - I've Got a Crush on You/Oh, Do It Again -- Tim Adrianson
21) Jerome Kern - All the Things You Are/The Song Is You -- Tim Adrianson
22) Harold Arlen - This Time the Dream's on Me/Come Rain or Come Shine -- Tim Adrianson
23) Irving Berlin - It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow/I Love a Piano -- Tim Adrianson
24) Duke Ellington - Satin Doll/Love You Madly -- Tim Adrianson
25) Jule Styne - The Things We Did Last Summer/Just in Time -- Tim Adrianson

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