In 1981 Frank Sinatra called on the talents of several longtime collaborators and friends to produce what some consider to be the singer's final masterpiece.
At the height of the swing era many big bands included small singing ensembles in their performances and recordings.
Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.
Sammy Cahn came out of New York City’s Lower Eastside to provide the lyrics for some of America’s best-known standards.
Helen Forrest's ode to Cincinnati, Nina Simone's lament for Baltimore, and much more.
Jimmy Van Heusen wrote the music for numerous entries in the Great American Songbook, including "It Could Happen To You," "Come Fly With Me," and "Imagination."
In the 1960s the Beatles' primary songwriters rocked the world of jazz and popular song. Decades later, Beatles songs themselves have become standards.
Some well-known songs by a little-known lyricist, sung by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and others.
A 65th-birthday tribute to the songwriter, featuring interpretations of his music from Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Rivers, Nina Simone, and more.
Singer Nina Simone took songs of the counterculture and made them her own.