American Popular Song

American Popular Song

Introduction by Howard S. Becker Item: 00-MFM0509

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This timeless collection contains nearly 200 classic songs from the great American songbook that defined modern popular music. Includes an introduction on American popular song from Howard S. Becker. Composers include Van Heusen, Cahn, Porter, Hupfeld, Coleman, Arlen, Rodgers, Hart, Mercer, Green, Warren, Dubin, Gershwin, Mancini, Lane, Lerner, Lowe, Ellington, Carmichael, Wilder, and many more.


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Title Composer
Azure-Te (Paris Blues) Don Wolf (composer); Bill Davis (composer)
Fascinating Rhythm George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
'S Wonderful (from "Funny Face") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
(I'm A) Yankee Doodle Dandy George M. Cohan (composer)
A Foggy Day (In London Town) George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
Ain't Misbehavin' (from "Ain't Misbehavin'") Fats Waller (composer); Andy Razaf (lyricist); Harry Brooks (composer)
Ain't She Sweet Jack Yellen (lyricist); Milton Ager (composer)
And All That Jazz (from "Chicago") John Kander (composer); Fred Ebb (lyricist)
Angel Eyes Matt Dennis (contributor); Earl Brent (contributor)
Anything Goes (from "Anything Goes") Cole Porter (composer)
As Long As I Live Harold Arlen (composer); Ted Koehler (lyricist)
As Time Goes By (from "Casablanca") Herman Hupfeld (composer)
At Last Harry Warren (composer); Mack Gordon (lyricist)
Be a Clown (from "The Pirate") Cole Porter (composer)
Begin the Beguine (from "Jubilee") Cole Porter (composer)
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You're Grand) Saul Chaplin (composer); Sammy Cahn (lyricist); Sholom Secunda (composer); Jacob Jacobs (lyricist)
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Harold Arlen (contributor); Ted Koehler (contributor)
Big Spender (from "Sweet Charity") Cy Coleman (composer); Dorothy Fields (lyricist)
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
Blue Moon Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)
Blues in the Night Harold Arlen (composer); Johnny Mercer (lyricist)
Body and Soul Robert Sour (lyricist); Edward Heyman (lyricist); Frank Eyton (lyricist); John Green (composer)
But Not for Me (from "Girl Crazy") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
Bye Bye Blackbird Ray Henderson (composer); Mort Dixon (lyricist)
Carolina Moon
Charade (from "Charade") Henry Mancini (composer); Johnny Mercer (lyricist)
Come Fly with Me Sammy Cahn (lyricist); Jimmy Van Heusen (composer)
Cry Me a River Arthur Hamilton (composer)
Come Back to Me (from "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever") Burton Lane (contributor); Alan Jay Lerner (contributor)
Come Rain or Come Shine Harold Arlen (composer); Johnny Mercer (lyricist)
Dancing in the Dark (from "The Band Wagon") Arthur Schwartz (composer); Howard Dietz (lyricist)
Dancing on the Ceiling (He Dances on My Ceiling) (from "Evergreen") Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)
Darn That Dream
Don't Fence Me In (from "Hollywood Canteen") Cole Porter (composer)
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Duke Ellington (composer); Bob Russell (lyricist)
Don't Worry 'Bout Me Ted Koehler (contributor); Rube Bloom (contributor)
Dream a Little Dream of Me Gus Kahn (lyricist); Fabian Andre (composer); Wilbur Schwandt (composer)
Embraceable You (from "Girl Crazy") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
Emily Johnny Mandel (composer); Johnny Mercer (lyricist)
Falling in Love with Love (from "The Boys from Syracuse") Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue Ray Henderson (composer); Sam M. Lewis (lyricist); Joe Young (lyricist)
Forty Second Street (from "42nd Street") Harry Warren (composer); Al Dubin (lyricist)
Happy Days Are Here Again Jack Yellen (composer); Milton Ager (composer)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Ralph Blane (composer); Hugh Martin (lyricist)
Hey There! (from "The Pajama Game") Richard Adler (composer); Jerry Ross (composer)
High Noon Dimitri Tiomkin (composer); Ned Washington (lyricist)
How High the Moon Nancy Hamilton (lyricist); Morgan Lewis (composer)
How Little We Know Carolyn Leigh (lyricist); Philip Springer (composer)
How to Handle a Woman (from "Camelot") Frederick Loewe (composer); Alan Jay Lerner (lyricist)
I Can't Get Started Vernon Duke (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
I Could Have Danced All Night (from "My Fair Lady") Frederick Loewe (composer); Alan Jay Lerner (lyricist)
I Can Dream, Can't I? Sammy Fain (lyricist); Irving Kahal (composer)
I Concentrate on You (from "Broadway Melody of 1940") Cole Porter (composer)
I Could Write a Book (from "Pal Joey") Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)
I Cover the Waterfront John W. Green (contributor); Edward Heyman (contributor)
I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) Roy Turk (contributor); Fred E. Ahlert (contributor)
I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store) Mort Dixon (contributor); Billy Rose (contributor); Harry Warren (contributor)
I Get a Kick Out of You (from "Anything Goes") Cole Porter (composer)
I Got Rhythm George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
I Had the Craziest Dream Harry Warren (composer); Mack Gordon (lyricist)
I Let a Song Go out of My Heart Henry Nemo (composer); Duke Ellington (composer); Irving Mills (composer); John Redmond (composer)
I Love Paris (from "Can-Can") Cole Porter (composer)
I Loves You, Porgy (from "Porgy and Bess") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist); Dubose Heyward (lyricist); Dorothy Heyward (lyricist)
I Only Have Eyes for You Harry Warren (composer); Al Dubin (lyricist)
I Remember It Well (from "Gigi") Frederick Loewe (composer); Alan Jay Lerner (lyricist)
I Thought About You Johnny Mercer (lyricist); Jimmy Van Heusen (composer)
I Wanna Be Around Johnny Mercer (composer); Sadie Vimmerstedt (composer)
I Wish I Knew Harry Warren (composer); Mack Gordon (lyricist)
I'll Be Around Alec Wilder (contributor)
I'll Be Seeing You Sammy Fain (composer); Irving Kahal (lyricist)
I'll Get By (As Long As I've Got You) Roy Turk (contributor); Fred Ahlert (contributor)
I'll See You in My Dreams Isham Jones (composer); Gus Kahn (lyricist)
I'm Beginning to See the Light Don R. George (composer); Duke Ellington (composer); Johnny Hodges (composer); Harry James (composer)
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter Fred E. Ahlert (contributor); Joe Young (contributor)
I've Got a Crush on You (from "Strike Up the Band!") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
I've Got the World on a String Harold Arlen (composer); Ted Koehler (lyricist)
I've Got You Under My Skin (from "Born to Dance") Cole Porter (composer)
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face Frederick Loewe (composer); Alan Jay Lerner (lyricist)
If Ever I Would Leave You (from "Camelot") Frederick Loewe (composer); Alan Jay Lerner (lyricist)
If My Friends Could See Me Now (from "Sweet Charity") Cy Coleman (composer); Dorothy Fields (lyricist)
Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good) Ted Koehler (contributor); Harold Arlen (contributor)
In a Sentimental Mood (Vocal Version) Duke Ellington (composer); Irving Mills (lyricist); Manny Kurtz (lyricist)
It Ain't Necessarily So (from "Porgy and Bess") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist); Dubose Heyward (composer); Dorothy Heyward (composer)
It Had to Be You Isham Jones (composer); Gus Kahn (lyricist)
It Was a Very Good Year Ervin Drake (composer)
It's a Most Unusual Day
It's Been a Long, Long Time Sammy Cahn (lyricist); Jule Styne (composer)
Java Jive Ben Oakland (composer); Milton Drake (lyricist)
Just One of Those Things (from "High Society") Cole Porter (composer)
It's Only a Paper Moon Harold Arlen (composer); E. Y. Harburg (lyricist); Billy Rose (lyricist)
Just in Time (from "Bells Are Ringing") Jule Styne (composer); Betty Comden (lyricist); Adolph Green (lyricist)
Laura David Raksin (composer); Johnny Mercer (lyricist)
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Jule Styne (composer); Sammy Cahn (lyricist)
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (from "Shall We Dance") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) (from "Paris") Cole Porter (composer)
Love for Sale (from "The New Yorkers") Cole Porter (composer)
Love Is Here to Stay (from "Goldwyn Follies") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
Lullaby of Broadway (from "Gold Diggers of 1935") Harry Warren (composer); Al Dubin (lyricist)
Mack the Knife (English Version) Marc Blitzstein (lyricist); Eugen Berthold Brecht (lyricist)
Makin' Whoopee (from "Whoopee") Walter Donaldson (composer); Gus Kahn (lyricist)
My Funny Valentine (from "Babes in Arms") Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)
New York New York (from "On the Town") Leonard Bernstein (composer); Betty Comden (lyricist); Adolph Green (lyricist)
Mean to Me Roy Turk (contributor); Fred Ahlert (contributor)
Minnie, the Moocher Cab Calloway (contributor); Irving Mills (contributor)
Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable to Lunch Today) (from "Hi Diddle Diddle") Cole Porter (composer)
Misty (Vocal) Erroll Garner (composer); Johnny Burke (lyricist)
Moment to Moment (from "Moment to Moment") Johnny Mercer (lyricist); Henry Mancini (composer)
Mood Indigo Duke Ellington (composer); Irving Mills (composer); Albany Bigard (composer)
Moon over Miami
Moonglow Eddie DeLange (composer); Irving Mills (composer); Will Hudson (composer)
Moonlight in Vermont John M. Blackburn (lyricist); Karl Suessdorf (composer)
My Blue Heaven George Whiting (contributor); Walter Donaldson (contributor)
My Foolish Heart Victor Young (composer); Ned Washington (lyricist)
Mountain Greenery (from "Garrick Gaieties") Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)
My Kind of Town (Chicago Is) Sammy Cahn (lyricist); Jimmy Van Heusen (composer)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (from "Damsel in Distress") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
Night and Day (from "Gay Divorcee") Cole Porter (composer)
Old Devil Moon (from "Finian's Rainbow") Burton Lane (composer); E. Y. Harburg (lyricist)
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) (from "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever") Burton Lane (composer); Alan Jay Lerner (lyricist)
On the Street Where You Live (from "My Fair Lady") Frederick Loewe (composer); Alan Jay Lerner (lyricist)
Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz") Harold Arlen (composer); E. Y. Harburg (lyricist)
Pennies from Heaven Johnny Burke (lyricist); Arthur Johnston (composer)
People (from "Funny Girl") Jule Styne (composer); Bob Merrill (lyricist)
You Make Me Feel So Young Josef Myrow (composer); Mack Gordon (lyricist)
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby Harry Warren (composer); Johnny Mercer (lyricist)
Prelude to a Kiss Irving Gordon (lyricist); Duke Ellington (composer); Irving Mills (lyricist)
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody Sam M. Lewis (lyricist); Jean Schwartz (composer); Joe Young (lyricist)
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (Vocal Version) Haven Gillespie (lyricist); J. Fred Coots (composer)
Satin Doll (Vocal Version) Billy Strayhorn (composer); Johnny Mercer (composer); Duke Ellington (composer)
Secret Love (from "Calamity Jane") Paul Francis Webster (lyricist); Sammy Fain (composer)
Send in the Clowns (from "A Little Night Music") Stephen Sondheim (composer)
September Song (from "Knickerbocker Holiday") Kurt Weill (composer); Maxwell Anderson (lyricist)
She's Funny That Way Charles Daniels (a/k/a "Neil Moret") (composer); Richard Whiting (composer)
Singin' in the Rain (from "Singin' in the Rain") Nacio Herb Brown (composer); Arthur Freed (lyricist)
Skylark Hoagy Carmichael (composer); Johnny Mercer (lyricist)
Someone to Watch Over Me (from "Oh, Kay!") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
Speak Low Kurt Weill (composer); Ogden Nash (lyricist)
Sleigh Ride (with Lyrics) Leroy Anderson (composer); Mitchell Parish (lyricist)
Softly, As I Leave You Hal Shaper (lyricist); A. Sevita (composer)
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise Oscar Hammerstein II (lyricist); Sigmund Romberg (composer)
Sophisticated Lady Duke Ellington (contributor); Irving Mills (contributor); Mitchell Parish (contributor)
Stairway to the Stars Mitchell Parish (contributor); Matt Malneck (contributor); Frank Signorelli (contributor)
Star Dust Hoagy Carmichael (composer); Mitchell Parish (lyricist)
Stars Fell on Alabama Mitchell Parish (lyricist); Frank Perkins (composer)
Stormy Weather Harold Arlen (composer); Ted Koehler (lyricist)
Strange Fruit Lewis Allan (composer)
Street of Dreams Victor Young (composer); Sam M. Lewis (composer)
Summer Wind Hans Bradtke (lyricist); Johnny Mercer (lyricist); Henry Mayer (composer)
Summertime (from "Porgy and Bess") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist); Dubose Heyward (composer); Dorothy Heyward (composer)
Sunrise, Sunset (from "Fiddler on the Roof") Sheldon M. Harnick (lyricist); Jerry Bock (composer)
Sweet Georgia Brown Maceo Pinkard (composer); Ben Bernie (composer); Kenneth Casey (composer)
Tea for Two (from "No, No, Nanette") Irving Caesar (lyricist); Vincent Youmans (composer)
Teach Me Tonight Sammy Cahn (lyricist); Gene Depaul (composer)
Thank Heaven for Little Girls (from "Gigi") Frederick Loewe (composer); Alan Jay Lerner (lyricist)
That Old Feeling Lew Brown (composer); Sammy Fain (composer)
The Best Is Yet to Come Carolyn Leigh (lyricist); Cy Coleman (composer)
The Best Things in Life Are Free (from "Good News") Lew Brown (lyricist); Buddy DeSylva (lyricist); Ray Henderson (composer)
The Birth of the Blues (from "George White's Scandals") Lew Brown (lyricist); Buddy DeSylva (lyricist); Ray Henderson (composer)
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (from "Moulin Rouge") Harry Warren (composer); Al Dubin (lyricist)
The Days of Wine and Roses Johnny Mercer (lyricist); Henry Mancini (composer)
The Lady Is a Tramp (from "Babes in Arms") Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)
The Man I Love (from "Strike Up the Band") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
The Man That Got Away (from "A Star Is Born") Harold Arlen (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
The More I See You (from "Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe") Harry Warren (composer); Mack Gordon (lyricist)
The Party's Over (from "Bells Are Ringing") Jule Styne (composer); Betty Comden (lyricist); Adolph Green (lyricist)
The Second Time Around Sammy Cahn (lyricist); Jimmy Van Heusen (composer)
The September of My Years Sammy Cahn (lyricist); Jimmy Van Heusen (composer)
A Tisket a Tasket
Too Marvelous for Words Richard A. Whiting (composer); Johnny Mercer (lyricist)
Try to Remember (from "The Fantasticks") Tom Jones (composer); Harvey Schmidt (lyricist)
The Shadow of Your Smile (from "The Sandpiper") Paul Francis Webster (lyricist); Johnny Mandel (composer)
There's a Small Hotel (from "On Your Toes") Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)
Toot Toot Tootsie (Goo'bye) Gus Kahn (contributor); Ernie Erdman (contributor); Dan Russo (contributor); Ted Fiorito (contributor)
What a Wonderful World George Weiss (composer); Bob Thiele (composer)
What's New? Bob Haggart (composer); Johnny Burke (lyricist)
When I Fall in Love Victor Young (composer); Edward Heyman (lyricist)
When the Sun Comes Out Harold Arlen (composer); Ted Koehler (lyricist)
When You're Smiling Larry Shay (composer); Joe Goodwin (composer); Mark Fisher (composer)
Why Can't I? Richard Rodgers (contributor); Lorenz Hart (contributor)
Witchcraft Carolyn Leigh (lyricist); Cy Coleman (composer)
With a Song in My Heart (from "Spring Is Here") Lorenz Hart (lyricist); Richard Rodgers (composer)

Additional Information

Instrument: Piano/Vocal/Chords
Version: Piano/Vocal/Chords
Format: Book
Page Count: 296
Item Number: 00-MFM0509
ISBN 10: 0-7579-3919-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-7579-3919-8
UPC: 6549790927730

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