Modern-Age songwriters

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

Burt Bacharach

(b. 1928)

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

A House Is Not A Homepage

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

John Blackburn


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

[google] [wikipedia][photo and obit]

Sammy Cahn


A Pocketful of Miracles”
“The Tender Trap”

[bio] [oscars article]

Hoagy Carmichael


Star Dust”


Vernon Duke


April in Paris”
“Autumn in New York”


Maury Laws

[home page]

Johnny Mercer


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


Mitchell Parish


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


Jimmy Van Heusen


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

[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).