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American Popular Song is a classification of music that is familiar but gradually becoming more informed by diverse peoples in American cultural heritage. It may be safe to say that the majority of "American" popular tunes have an Anglo air about them (while in other cases it may be interesting to discover some of the influences that affected the composers of such songs). American popular music includes folk elements, parlor songs of the 19th century, and patriotic songs. Characteristics of these songs include memorable and or simple melodic lines, easy harmonies, and straightforward rhythms. American popular song includes standards like "Old Folks at Home," "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair," "The Good Old Summertime," "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain," and marches like "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "When Johnny Comes Marching Home."

American Popular Song Artists Highlights

Jerome Kern
Jerome Kern
Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
George Gershwin
George Gershwin
Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
Hoagy Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael
Stephen Foster
Stephen Foster

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American Popular Song Album Highlights

Stardust, and Much More
Hoagy Carmichael
Stardust, and Much More
Irving Berlin 100th Anniversary Collection
Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin 100th ...
George and Ira Gershwin in Hollywood [Rhino]
George Gershwin
George and Ira Gershwin in ...
Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
Ella Fitzgerald
Sings the Cole Porter Song ...
The Great American Songbook
Fred Astaire
The Great American Songbook
Absolutely the Best of the American Songbook
Various Artists
Absolutely the Best of the ...

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American Popular Song Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Cheek to Cheek George Van Eps
Puttin' On the Ritz Clark Gable
Swanee Peerless Quartet
Ol' Man River Gene Harris / Gene Harris & the Philip Morris Superband
Boy! What Love Has Done to Me Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
A Foggy Day Fred Astaire / RKO Radio Studio Orchestra
How Deep Is the Ocean? Susannah McCorkle
There's No Business Like Show Business Rosemary Clooney
Nobody Bert Williams
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Helen Morgan

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