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Beats of the Week: Selections From The Great American Songbook

December 8, 2016


With the holidays around the corner, you may find yourself feeling a little nostalgic, reaching for Frank Sinatra orย Bing Crosby in lieu of your standard choices. But where do you look when you’ve worn out your Ella Fitzgerald records and every Billie Holiday recording available on Spotify?
Though Jazz singers, Lounge Crooners and Band Leaders in their respective categories, each belong to an elusive and illustrious collectionย known simply as
The Great American Songbook.ย 

This week, the Straw Boss crew is highlighting an era in American songwriting that would define how we use one simple word: Classic.

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