A Handful of Stars

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Jonathan Channel provides an intimate, insightful, and original approach to the Great American Songbook. You can enjoy this eclectic mix of beloved music by visiting

Episode Playlist:

Frank Sinatra – From This Moment On – Sinatra, With Love

Cyrille Aimee – Just The Two Of Us – Just The Two Of Us

Frank Sinatra – Love Looks So Well On You – Sinatra, With Love

Artie Shaw – Begin The Beguine – Greatest Hits

Nat King Cole – I Love You For Sentimental Reasons – The Unforgettable Nat King Cole

Cyrille Aimee – Sunny Days – Just The Two Of Us

Frank Sinatra – It Could Happen To You – Sinatra, With Love

Louis Armstrong – Take Two To Tango – It’s Louis Armstrong

Stan Getz – Three Little Words – Stan Getz And The Oscar Peterson Trio

Frank Sinatra - Love Looks So Well On You – Sinatra, With Love

Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight - Sinatra, With Love

Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight – The V-Discs, Volume 1

Cyrille Aimee – It’s Only A Paper Moon - Just The Two Of Us

John Pizzarelli – The Waters Of March – Bossa Nova

Frank Sinatra – Moonlight Becomes You - Sinatra, With Love

Jessica Molaskey – Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning – Pentimento

Frank Sinatra – Love Is Here To Stay - Sinatra, With Love

Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong – Moonlight In Vermont – Ella & Louis

Cyrille Aimee – Tea For Two - Just The Two Of Us

Mandy Patinkin – Giants In The Sky – Dress Casual

Carly Simon – Look Me In The Eyes – Playing Possum

Frank Sinatra – My Foolish Heart - Sinatra, With Love

Gene Bertoncini – You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To – Concerti

Frank Sinatra – Wave - Sinatra, With Love

Cyrille Aimee – Willow Weep For Me - Just The Two Of Us

Frank Sinatra – The Tender Trap - Sinatra, With Love

Frank Sinatra – Love Looks So Well On You – Sinatra, With Love

Joshua Redman – The Folks Who Live On The Hill - Walking Shadows

Peggy Lee – The Folks Who Live On The Hill – The Man I Love

Frank Sinatra – Something’s Gotta Give – Sinatra, With Love

Nancy LaMott – I’ll Be Here With You – Listen To My Heart


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Comments [1]

Ashley from New Jersey

I'm listening to A Handful of Stars tonight and I have to say, I firmly disagree with the statement that "no one is creating anything near on par with Jerome Kern now." I don't think we're hearing it anywhere except for public radio and online, but I think there is some really great music out there. And there is even some good music that does make it to mainstream radio - Counting Stars, by OneRepublic, Next To Me by Emile Sande, Awake My Soul by Mumford and Sons.

A Great Big World is getting a lot of attention lately for their song Say Something, which is a beautiful, heartbreaking song, created and played by incredibly talented musicians and songwriters

Yes, there is a lot of awful, classless, ignorant music out there, but there is also some really good music happening, especially in singer-songwriter/musical communities across the country.

I have incredible respect for Jerome Kern and the American Songbook, the songs are still played, recorded and performed because they were so beautifully crafted and are still easy to relate to. However, I think the problem now is not that no great music is being created, it's that audiences have accepted the drivel that dominates the majority of radio and television. Also, in addition, or because of that (I'm not really sure which) it is more difficult for people who are creating music and art with real substance to reach a large audience. Therefore, the really good music that is being created now, is just not being heard or appreciated as it was in the Songbook era.

Feb. 22 2014 10:03 PM

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