The Songbook Blog

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

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
5/31/2021
Songs of the Second World War
GIs, Camp Shows, and Boogie Woogie: The Music of World War II
5/30/2021
Today's Song: "Unchained Melody"
Dick Schwartz shares his all-time favorite songs of the Great American Songbook in this blog series.
5/20/2021
Donor Spotlight: Judy Roudebush
Meet Judy, a donor who has a deep-seated love for the music of the Songbook.
4/29/2021
Songbook Foundation Spotlight: Anna LoPrete
Meet our new Music Librarian at the Great American Songbook Foundation!
4/28/2021
Gus Kahn: The Man Behind the Music
A German-Jewish immigrant with a grammar school education, Gus Kahn rose to be one of the highest-paid lyricists of the 1920s and 1930s, producing as many as eight chart-topping hits a year.
3/31/2021
Niela Goodelle: A Life in Tabloids
Niela Goodelle Hartz (September 8, 1910 – May 26, 1988) was a "Ziegfeld Follies" girl, a radio star, and the woman who famously broke Rudy Vallée’s heart. At the peak of her career, she gave it all up for true love. Through it all, the tabloids followed her career and romances. What's real and what's fictionalized? You be the judge.
3/29/2021
Songbook Book List: Women of the Songbook
We've searched the shelves of the Songbook Foundation library housed in our Archives and selected some of our favorite books for Women's History Month.
3/12/2021
Diary of a Songbook Intern
Jan gives you an inside look into the life of a Songbook archives intern.
2/24/2021
Great Indiana Songbook
The Great Indiana Songbook is a celebration of Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial, this exhibit highlights the songs, people and places that have helped Indiana carve out a distinct niche in America’s musical landscape.
2/24/2021
Indiana Composers
The Great Indiana Songbook is a celebration of Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial, this exhibit highlights the songs, people and places that have helped Indiana carve out a distinct niche in America’s musical landscape.