What is the Great American Songbook?

The composers and lyricists and the music they made

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08/05/21 | StarsInsider

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The Great American Songbook is an enduring canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century made famous by the likes of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers, and Cole Porter. Much of this music was created for Broadway musical theater and Hollywood cinema, and helped elevate the singing stars of the day.

Click through for an appreciation of those who helped compose the Great American Songbook.

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