Self-Reliance and Freedom in ‘The Great American Songbook’
Conferees discussed the nature and historical context of the "Great American Songbook" era, examining such issues as: What makes a song uniquely "American"? What qualifies an American popular song as "great"? What factors and events set the stage for the Songbook's rise, fostered its flourishing, and contributed to its eventually withering away?
Lead Sheets: "St. Louis Blues" and "They Didn’t Believe Me"
Lead Sheets: "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" and "Take the A Train"
Lead Sheets: "God Bless America" and "Of Thee I Sing, Baby"
Lead Sheets: "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" and "Pick Yourself Up"
Lead Sheets: "Cheek to Cheek" and "Love is Here to Stay"
Lead Sheets: "That’s All" and "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?"
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