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] [topic/622708/Jimmy-Van-Heusen”>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).

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