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The Great American Standards

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The Great American Standards

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:29 pm

What are some of your favourite standars from the Great American Songbook.

Two that come to mind for me are -

Laura - by Frank Siatra

That's All - by Nat King Cole


A harlot can be hired for a loaf of bread: Proverbs 6 - 26

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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by flv » Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:25 pm

begin the beguine by artie shaw, anything goes by ella fitzgerald, saturday is the loneiest night of the week by frank sinatra,
once upon a time by tony bennett, walkin my baby back home by nat king cole, and many more where these came from :)



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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by flv » Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:28 pm

tennessee waltz by pati page, san antonio rose by patsy cline and also by bob wills, and on and on ...



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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:38 pm

At Last - Etta James

Can't We be Friends - Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald


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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by flv » Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:37 am

of course "at last", how could i forget that one?
so rare and june night by dorsey (can't remember which one, maybe jimmy??)
how about "it's quarter to three, there's no one in the place except you & me" by sinatra - can't remember the name of the song
please don't talk about me when I'm gone by dean martin
beyond the sea by bobby darin



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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:59 am

You Don't Know What Love Is. - Billie Holiday


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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by Bobbert » Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:54 am

White Christmas by Bing Crosby
Cheek to Cheek by Fred Astaire
God Bless the Child by Billie Holiday
I Get a Kick Out of You by Frank Sinatra
Baby It's Cold Outside by Dean Martin



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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:31 pm

Angel Eyes - Sinatra


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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by Art Van Damme » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:51 pm

I Can’t Get Started - Bunny Berigan
Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Misty - Erroll Garner
Theme from A Summer Place - Percy Faith
Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
Moonlight in Vermont - Sinatra
I Wish You Love - Keely Smith
The Lady Is A Tramp - Ella Fitzgerald



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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by Turkeytop » Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:30 am

That Old Devil Moon - Frank Sinatra

I Wished on the Moon - Billie Holiday


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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by Bobbert » Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:59 am

Turkeytop wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:30 am
That Old Devil Moon - Frank Sinatra

I Wished on the Moon - Billie Holiday
Then there's that relatively new old standard—Moon River by Andy Williams



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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by moldyoldie » Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:56 pm

All I know is that when Linda Ronstadt sang them I melted like a chocolate bar in my shoes. :8)


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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by Turkeytop » Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:02 pm

What's New? - Linda Ronstadt


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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by matt1 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:19 am

"Unforgettable" - Nat King Cole 1951 or 1952 (later done by his daughter Natalie Cole in 1991). Also done by singer Sia (from Disney's "Finding Dory").



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Re: The Great American Standards

Post by matt1 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:20 am

"Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart" - Judy Garland (also done by British group The Move in 1967 with Bev Bevan singing in a low voice)!!



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