Modern-Age songwriters

The lyricists and composers who were the architects of the American songbook

Burt Bacharach

(b. 1928)

Alfie”
“Magic Moments” (Perry Como’s best?)
“Promises, Promises”
“Walk on By”

A House Is Not A Homepage

[video] [google] [wikipedia] [discography]

John Blackburn

(1913-2006)

Lonesome Blues”
“Moonlight in Vermont”
(each verse is a haiku) [more]
“Need You”
“It Never Entered My Mind”
 “Susquehanna”

[google] [wikipedia][photo and obit]

Sammy Cahn

(1913-1933)

A Pocketful of Miracles”
“The Tender Trap”

[bio] [oscars article]

Hoagy Carmichael

(1899-1981)

Star Dust”

[wikipedia]

Vernon Duke

(1903-1969)

April in Paris”
“Autumn in New York”

[wikipedia]
[google]

Maury Laws

[home page]

Johnny Mercer

(1909-1976)

Moon River”
“Fools Rush In”
“Blues in the Night”
“Laura”
 “Charade”

[wikipedia]

Mitchell Parish

(1900-1993)

Sleigh Ride”
“Sweet Lorraine”
“Volare” (English)

[google][wikipedia]

Jimmy Van Heusen

(1913-1990)

The Tender Trap”
“I Thought About You”
“Polka Dots and Moonbeams”
“It Could Happen To You”

[ascap]
[chords] [home page] [wikipedia] [britannica] [google]

The Jimmy Van Heusen Collection of Musical Works and Papers, 1920-1991 [search]

First published on March 2nd, 2009 at 2:21 pm (EST) and last modified on March 2nd, 2009 at 2:50 pm (EST).