A Tribute to Jerome Kern

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On Monday, The Jonathan Channel celebrates the 129th birthday of the father of American Popular Song - Jerome Kern. The hero of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin (plus countless others), Kern's innovative compositions changed the face of American music forever with the invention of The Great American Songbook. 

A career that spanned decades, Kern contributed to Broadway shows (Showboat, Music in the Air) and Hollywood musicals (Cover Girl, Swing Time). Today, we turn our focus to the work of this legendary composer.

Jerome Kern, where be belongs on The Jonathan Channel.

Episode Playlist:

David Campbell – Saturday Night – Saturday Night

Paul Simon – Quiet – You’re The One

Audra McDonald – The Allure Of Silence – Way Back To Paradise

Shirley Horn – But Beautiful – Close Enough For Love

Larry Gelb – Suddenly, It’s Spring –  The Love Songs Of Ian Ops

Frank Sinatra – Stella By Starlight – The Best Of The Columbia Years

Nelson Riddle – Stella By Starlight – Demonstation Recording

Frank Sinatra – Elizabeth – Watertown 

Nelson Riddle – Elizabeth – Demonstration Recording

Frank Sinatra – Emily – The Reprise Collection

Frank Sinatra – Sweet Lorraine – The Reprise Collection

Frank Sinatra – Linda – The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings

Frank Sinatra – Be Careful, It’s My Heart – Ring A Ding Ding

Frank Sinatra – Once Upon A Time – September Of My Years

Frank Sinatra – I Hadn’t Anyone Til You – Sinatra And Strings

Frank Sinatra – Forget To Remember – The Reprise Collection

Frank Sinatra – Ebb Tide –

Frank Sinatra – The Game Is Over - The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings

Frank Sinatra -  Dream – Nice ‘n’ Easy

Frank Sinatra – Only The Lonely – Only The Lonely

Rob McConnell – Thou Swell – Music Of The Twenties

Cyrille Aimee – I’m Beginning To See The Light – Live At Small’s

Pete McGuinness – Oh, You Crazy Moon  – Voice Like A Horn

Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me – Little Girl Blue

Dave Frishberg – Blizzard Of Lies – Classics

Annette Sanders – Then I’ll Be Tired Of You – Everything I Love

Brian Stokes Mitchell –Finishing The Hat – Simply Broadway

George Shearing – The Things We Did Last Summer - George Shearing At Home

Jo Stafford – The Things We Did Last Summer – The Jo Stafford Story

Sheila Jordan – Am I Blue – Portrait Of Sheila

Stan Getz/Gerry Mulligan – I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Getz Meets Mulligan In Hi-Fi

Nancy LaMott – I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Live At Tavern On The Green

Tony DeSare – Something’s Gotta Give – Want You

Miles Davis – All Blues – Kind Of Blue

McGarrigle Sisters – Jigsaw Puzzle Of Life – Kate And Anna McGarrigle

Diana Panton – Moonlight Saving Time – If The Moon Turns Green

Maurice Chevalier – Moonlight Saving Time – Greatest Hits

Jennifer Warnes – Famous Blue Raincoat – Famous Blue Raincoat

John Pizzarelli – I Remember – Bossa Nova

Anita O’Day – The Lady Is A Tramp – The Lady Is A Tramp

Tierney Sutton – Big Yellow Taxi – After Blue

Frank Sinatra – I Believe – The Complete Capitol Singles Collection

Kate McGarry – Smile - Genevieve And Ferdinand

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Our House – Deja Vu

Nancy LaMott – Sophisticated Lady – Ask Me Again


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