The Star-Spangled Songbook (also known as the Great American Composers Series Sampler) is a musical celebration of the great American composers and lyricists who together crafted a body of work that is uniquely American, from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, from jazz standards to the songs that won the war.

In an age when hardly anything is "Made In America" anymore, the Star-Spangled Songbook is 100% made in the U.S.A. Every performance is a musical journey through the lives of the people we call the "Greatest Generation" - those Americans who grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II, as well as those whose productivity within the war's home front made a decisive material contribution to the war effort.


I have expanded this series to cover four decades, the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, in their own individual programs.

The 1920s song list includes Someone To Watch Over Me, Who's Sorry Now, Fascinating Rhythm, It Had To Be You, Tea For Two, Sweet Georgia Brown, Blue Skies, and Are You Lonesome Tonight.

The 1930s features songs such as Body And Soul, But Not For Me, Georgia On My Mind, I Got Rhythm, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Puttin' On The Ritz, and All Of Me.

The 1940s song list includes Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered, Blueberry Hill, Let There Be Love, At Last, One For My Baby, Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby, and For Sentimental Reasons.

The 1950s features songs such as Hello Young Lovers, Unforgettable, When I Fall In Love, Here's That Rainy Day, It's All Right With Me, Satin Doll, That's Amore, and Misty.