Add this Event to Calendar 07/09/2019 07:00 PM 07/09/2019 08:00 PM Old Time Radio & The Great American Song Book

This presentation examines how radio helped to give birth to the "Great American Songbook" by offering songs and singers a unique opportunity to present their songs to a national audience. This show uses both slides and sound clips featuring some of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century as they were heard on radio—including Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and a rare 1934 performance from George Gershwin! 



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