Today we’re featuring songs from the Great American Songbook – with music by writers including Gershwin, Arlen, Berlin, Kern, Carmichael, Porter and many more. Join us as we take a trip back to recall the Great American Songwriters and their
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Easy To Remember – The Great American Songwriters

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main, ZBS Radio Hour

by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 19 October, 2013

Easy To Remember — The Great American Songwriters

Today we’re featuring songs from the Great American Songbook – with music by writers including Gershwin, Arlen, Berlin, Kern, Carmichael, Porter and many more.

Join us as we take a trip back to recall the Great American Songwriters and their songs – inspired by William Zinsser’s marvellous book Easy To Remember.

In particular, listen out for three modern performers you might not immediately associate with this material: British singer-songwriter and pianist Peter Skellern, noted for the enormous arrangements on his recordings (often including at least one if not all of brass band, choir and orchestra); UK ELO rocker and star producer Jeff Lynne, who’s album Long Wave revisits many of the songs that were an influence in his childhood; and American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, singing with an orchestra arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins  in sessions produced by Derek Taylor.

ZBS Radio Hour

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Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. You can listen to the programme now at http://main.radioriel.org, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link: http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in

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