The Songbook Blog

Spotlights, Weekly Columns, Interviews and more from the Great American Songbook Foundation family!

8/27/2021
Archives Artifacts: Shirley Booth on "The Andy Williams Show"
Take a look at Andy Williams and Shirley Booth arrangements from the Songbook Archives & Library.
8/18/2021
Songbook Foundation Spotlight: Breyanne Urbin
Meet our new Archives Intern at the Great American Songbook Foundation!
6/30/2021
Collections Highlight: The 'Wunnerful' Jim Young Collection
The Songbook Foundation's Collections Highlight series, featuring bite-sized online exhibits spotlighting a collection that may be smaller in physical size, but just as significant in scope.
6/24/2021
Ella Sings the Songbook
Ella Sings the Songbook focuses on a celebrated series of eight albums recorded for Verve Records in the 1950s and '60s, when the respected jazz singer took a new and highly successful direction...
6/23/2021
Today's Song: "Unchained Melody"
Dick Schwartz shares his all-time favorite songs of the Great American Songbook in this blog series.
6/23/2021
Today's Song: "It's All in the Game"
Dick Schwartz shares his all-time favorite songs of the Great American Songbook in this blog series.
6/18/2021
Music's Voice in the American Civil Rights Movement
There is no American social movement of the 20th or 21st century more closely connected to music than the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
6/18/2021
Juneteenth Music Celebration Guide
Celebrate the recognition of Juneteenth as an official holiday with music!
5/31/2021
G.I. Jive: The Music and Entertainers of World War Two
GIs, Camp Shows, and Boogie Woogie: The Music of World War II
5/31/2021
Great Moments in USO History
GIs, Camp Shows, and Boogie Woogie: The Music of World War II