Swing Song from The Nightingale: The Great American Songbook

Great American Songbook

It’s the fourth Sun­day of the month and that means it is time for Swing Songs from The Nightin­gale. Gabrielle Riel broad­casts Big Band, Swing and Elec­tro-Swing live on both Radio Riel’s main stream and Radio Riel Dieselpunk from 6:00pm — 7:30pm North Amer­i­can Pacif­ic time. This month the Swing Songs musi­cal theme is the Great Amer­i­can Song­book.

The Great Amer­i­can Song­book is com­prised of the most pop­u­lar Amer­i­can Stan­dards from the mid-20th Cen­tu­ry, many of which entered the scene as music from Broad­way and films. There is no con­crete list of all of the com­posers that con­tribute to the song­book; how­ev­er some of the com­posers that are often includ­ed in song­book com­pi­la­tions are: Harold Arlen, Irv­ing Berlin, Duke Elling­ton, George Gersh­win, John­ny Mer­cer and Cole Porter. Tonight’s pro­gram fea­tures both clas­sic Big Band and Elec­tro Swing from these com­posers.

If you hap­pen to be in Sec­ond Life, please join us for the show at The Ser­aph Club in the Old Time Prims region. (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Old%20Time%20Prims/93/222/752)

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