Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
The 22-track compilation, which celebrates the centennial of the legendary jazz and pop vocalist, includes her previously-unreleased recording of ‘Try A Little Tenderness’.
As it stands, the ultra-eclectic playlist includes tracks from artists ranging from Erykah Badu to Tame Impala, Jessie Ware, Peggy Lee and Talk Talk.
The 100th anniversary of Lee's birth will be marked with music releases, exhibitions, events, special programming and high-profile tributes and concerts.
The new collection includes classic tracks from Doris Day, Louis Prima, Nina Simone, and many others.
The release will follow a 2 November special in SiriusXM’s Siriusly Sinatra channel, featuring interviews with co-writer and producer Mike Stoller among others.
From loud, robust voices to delicate and refined ones, vocal gymnasts and smooth balladeers, the 50 best jazz singers ever is a varied and stunning list.
Today there’s not a person in the world who does not associate 'What A Wonderful World' with Louis Armstrong. Read about its recording and Armstrong's final days.
‘Lights Out’ focuses on the last broadcast of Cole’s variety show on 17 December 1957, when the jazz giant famously declared: ‘Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark”.
A standout album in a remarkable career, ‘Is That All There Is?’ dared to be different, revealing a new versatility to Peggy Lee’s singing.
A look at the life of the much-travelled, Philadelphia-born musician with the superior resumé.
Released on 21 October, the two ‘Joyful Jazz! Christmas With Verve’ collections are the perfect soundtracks to cold evenings by the fire.
Maria Muldaur, best-known for her hit ‘Midnight At The Oasis’, is continuing her intensive US touring without a hint of “anything resembling retirement”.
The great jazz vocal stylist Peggy Lee will be celebrated by USM’s release of the 3CD/1DVD package ‘Peggy Lee – Live In London’ on December 4.
We're celebrating American songwriter and jazz pianist Cy Coleman. While he lacks in worldwide reputation, his songs have been covered countless times.
Coolness. Most artists want it, precious few command it. So who exactly are the top 12 coolest musicians?