American Popular Song

New Sound For An Old Baseball Classic

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Let’s get ready for the baseball season with Ed Meeker’s version of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame.” This classic […]

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“You Are My Sunshine” as performed by Wilf Carter

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“You Are My Sunshine” is an example of country music’s large contribution to American music. This version shows off the […]

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Paul Whiteman with Mildred Bailey – “All Of Me”

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In the American songbook, there are Standards and there are Standards. This would be a front cover of Standard Magazine. […]

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Cliff Edwards – “A Song Of Old Hawaii”

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Here’s a lovely ode to Hawaii, performed by American popular music and early radio legend Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards, accompanying […]

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Annette Hanshaw – “Ain’t He Sweet”

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Annette Hanshaw’s sincere and unaffected vocal style was a natural fit for the jazz-influenced pop music which emerged in the […]

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Paul Whiteman Orchestra – “Doo Wacka Doo”

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The Paul Whiteman Orchestra famously pushed the boundaries of jazz by incorporating classical orchestration into big band arrangements. Whiteman commissioned […]

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