From its origins on Broadway and from Hollywood, the music from Great American Songbook has captured the imaginations of generations. The Great American Songbook represents the music and popular songs of the famous and most prolific American composers of the 1920s and onwards. Amongst others, these composers include Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Rodgers.
Listen to the first Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, sing the complete songbook series which ended up becoming the singer’s most critically acclaimed and commercially successful work. And Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, one of the notable entertainers of the 20th Century, Frank Sinatra, a man who always did it his way.
Both are in the best of company, alongside the best of the finest singers and performers of the last 60 years including Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Nina Simone, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.