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AMERICAN SONGBOOK Volume 1 This special compilation salutes three giants in the world of American Popular Music. Their output was prodigious and was sought after by crooners, songstresses and musicians in general. At one time or another from the 1920’s through the 1970’s, their compositions were heard on records- many reaching the No. 1 position on the Hit Parade, others prominently featured in major Hollywood musical films. Their career and music are highlighted in this 2 hour presentation on DVD-R. Material is from 1990 – 1994 and 1995 sources. Part 1 – SAMMY CAHN ( 32 minutes) Guests featured discussing and singing his classic love and film songs: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN - TONI TENILLE – JACK JONES with comments by Cahn’s widow, Tina. Songs performed in part or whole: To Love and Be Loved- Jack Jones I’ve Heard That Song Before- M. Feinstein Time After Time- Jack Jones The Christmas Waltz- All Teach Me Tonight- Toni Tenille All The Way- Jack Jones It’s Magic-Toni Tenille It’s the Last Dance- All Let It Snow, Let It Snow- Jack and Toni I‘ll Walk Alone- many more…

********************* Part 2 – HARRY WARREN (40 minutes) Guests featured and singing his classic songs: -MICHAEL FEINSTEIN – TONI TENILLE – VIC DAMONE Songs performed in part or whole: Jeepers Creepers-Toni Tenille The More I See You-Vic Damone I Found A Million Baby In A Five and Ten Cent Store- M. Feinstein You’re Getting T Be A Habit With Me- Toni Tenille I Had the Craziest Dream- Vic Damone You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby- Toni Tenille You’ll Never Know- Vic Damone Chattanooga Choo-choo- ALL There Will Never Be Another You- Toni Tenille September In the Rain- Vic Damone I Only Have Eyes For You- Toni Tenille You’re My Everything- Michael Feinstein An Affair To Remember- Vic Damone On the Atcheson Topeka and Santa Fe- Lullaby Of Broadway, Lulu’s Back In Town, many more- .Michael Feinstein and cast..

******************* Part 3 – GEORGE GERSHWIN (31 minutes) Presenting and discussing his piano rol recordings. Guests featured include MICHAEL FEINSTEIN – JODI BENSON – HARRY GROENER with comments by the late Kitty Carlise-Hart, a personal friend of the Gershwins. Information and samplers of special interest are offered by musicologist ARTIS WODEHOUSE who describes the process used in the transfer to modern digital medium of vintage George Gershwin piano rolls. ( A 12 track CD titled ‘George Gershwin:The Piano Rolls’ was released on Elektra Nonesuch label in 1993, a result of her work. Selections include An American In Paris, Rhapsody In Blue, Swanee, Sweet and Lowdown, That Certain Feeling and others.)

************************** Part 4 – More GERSHWIN (16 minutes- 1990) Pianist , singer and authority on the music of the Gershwins MICHAEL FEINSTEIN speaks of the relative importance their compositions have at this time, and performs four unpublished songs by these giants in the American Songbook.