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Song: "Embraceable You"

Posted by on Aug 4, 2010 in Songs | 1 comment

This may be the ultimate example of a Gershwin song. With music by George (Great American Things, Feb. 24, 2010) and lyrics by Ira,...

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Song: "At Last"

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in Songs | Comments Off on Song: "At Last"

It’s the 1960 recording by Etta James that makes the list of Great American Things. The song itself has been around since 1941, when...

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Song: "Moonlight Serenade"

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Songs | 1 comment

“Moonlight Serenade” is not only one of the most beautiful songs of the Big Band Era, it’s one of the most beautiful in...

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Music: Glenn Miller

Posted by on Aug 27, 2009 in Music | 2 comments

I realize with some shame that most of what I know about Glenn Miller comes from the movie The Glenn Miller Story, which starred Jimmy...

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