The Great American Songbook
The Great American Songbook (2003)

Musician and historian Michael Feinstein is your host for this whirlwind look at the golden age of American popular song, from the '30s through the '50s. The Great American Songbook offers a look at the significant trends in music… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 19, 2003
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2003
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S. James Wegg

The detailing of George Gershwin's life and sudden death at 38, like Mozart (35) and Schubert (31) made me wonder what they all could have produced if they'd made it to 50!

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Walter Chaw
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More travelogue than encyclopedia.

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jay nixon
Wonderful songs and interesting clips but Micheal Feinstein as host is dull and drags the documentary down whenever he is on screen.