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

11/22/2019
With a beautiful melody and moving orchestration, “True Love Ways,” is always identified with Buddy Holly, its songwriter and performer of its first recording.
11/20/2019
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10/25/2019
To me, “Till Then” might have been simply a pretty, soothing Tin Pan Alley tune. It’s the Mills Brothers’ mellow tones and incomparable harmonies that make it one of “My All-time Greatest Songs.”
10/25/2019
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: Preparing your Book and Repertoire!
10/11/2019
The latest addition to “My All-time Greatest Songs” is Sam Cooke’s beautiful, inspirational, and unforgettable “A Change Is Gonna Come.”
10/11/2019
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: Unifieds!
9/27/2019
What is YOUR favorite Beatles song? This week’s addition to “My All-time Greatest Songs” is "Because" by the Beatles!
9/27/2019
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: Scheduling your College Auditions!
9/20/2019
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: Pre-Screens!
9/13/2019
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the second stage of the College Audition process: Academic Applications!
9/13/2019
Who doesn’t love “Misty”? This week’s addition to “My All-time Greatest Songs” may be one of the most popular and recorded songs ever. ASCAP named it as one of the 25 most performed standards of the 20th Century.
9/12/2019
Why is our archivist, Lisa, burning the candle at both ends as of late? The Great American Songbook Foundation is about to install brand new state-of-the art shelving that will double our available space in the Songbook Archives. EVERYTHING must be moved!