74309d7132 What's New isn't the first album by a rock singer to pay tribute to the golden age of the pop, but is . In 2012, Sir Paul McCartney joined this list with the album Kisses on the Bottom. The piece was composed and arranged during performance. The sectional verse is a musical introduction that typically has a free musical structure, speech-like rhythms, and rubato delivery. Many were composed for musicals, and some originally included an introductory sectional verse. ISBN0-195-01445-6. Music critics have attempted to develop a "canon." For example, in Alec Wilder's 1972 study, American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 19001950, the songwriter and critic lists and ranks the artists he believes belong to the Great American Songbook canon. Many of the songs in the Great American Songbook are in thirty-two-bar form. New York: Riverhead Books. Radio personality and Songbook devotee Jonathan Schwartz has described this genre as "America's classical music". What makes these songs classic is their lasting value.
Although the songs have never gone out of style among traditional and jazz singers and musicians, a renewed popular interest in the Great American Songbook beginning in the 1970s has led a growing number of rock and pop singers to take an interest and issue recordings of them. Sorry! We could not find what you were looking for Don't worry, we will help you get to the right place. In 1973, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson released a critically well-received album of 12 classic standards, A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night, arranged by Gordon Jenkins. p.175. Great American Songbook Foundation Traditional pop music Jazz standards Show tunes Lounge music Tin Pan Alley Songbook . Other influential early interpreters of the Great American Songbook include Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Mildred Bailey, Bill Kenny, Chet Baker, Tony Bennett, June Christy, Rosemary Clooney, Nat "King" Cole, Perry Como, Barbara Cook, Jane Froman, Chris Connor, Bing Crosby, Vic Damone, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Doris Day, Blossom Dearie, Billy Eckstine, Alice Faye, Helen Forrest, the Four Freshmen, Connie Francis, Judy Garland, Eydie Gorme, Johnny Hartman, Dick Haymes, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Joni James, Jack Jones, Al Jolson, Cleo Laine, Frankie Laine, Steve Lawrence, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Dean Martin, Tony Martin, Johnny Mathis, Carmen McRae, Mabel Mercer, Helen Merrill, Anita O'Day, Patti Page, Dinah Shore, Bobby Short, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Keely Smith, Kay Starr, Jo Stafford, Barbra Streisand (particularly in her earlier work), Maxine Sullivan, Mel Torm, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Ethel Waters, Margaret Whiting, Andy Williams, Joe Williams and Nancy Wilson. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages) This article possibly contains original research.