One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.
The endless romantic allure of The Great American Songbook has attracted wonderful country covers by the likes of Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson.
Soul covers of The Great American Songbook have added a gospel-derived power and dancefloor-driven sexiness to these timeless standards.
These recordings showcase top-flight artists creating unique journeys around some of the most well-known songs of all-time.
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.
From gospel singer to pop icon, this introduction tells the story of the singer/songwriter’s incredible career.
It may seem an unlikely journey, but there’s logic in the way Rod Stewart developed from king of the mods to pop’s prime Great American Songbook singer.
The poignant Rodgers and Hammerstein song appears on Taylor’s Grammy-nominated LP, ‘American Standard.’
The clip was filmed at their family home in Montana.
The first single from the set, 'Just One Of Those Things,' is now available.
Either as songwriters or performers, these musicians fit the criteria of Great American Songbook standards, with memorable melodies and enduring sentiments.
On A Distant Shore, the final album by the great Leon Russell, who died in November 2016, will be released by Palmetto Records on 22 September 2017.
'Moonglow' is the first taste of the Great American Songbook theme on the 13th studio album by Diana Krall, Turn Up The Quiet, out on 5 May, 2017.