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But Beautiful (Jimmy Van Heusen)
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A New Recording by One of the Preeminent Authorities on Classic American Popular Songs:

Allen Forte
, pianist & arranger
Martha Bennett Oneppo, vocals

Yale Professor Allen Forte has recorded his very own renditions of some of the finest classic American songs from the golden era. With the wonderful vocalist, Martha Bennett Oneppo, Forte, whose books on American popular songs are used in university courses through the United States (Forte’s own undergraduate courses at Yale were among the most oversubscribed classes in every semester he taught them), has put together a collection of superior songs in winning performances. Here one can find songs by the greatest composers of the “golden era,” Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Carmichael, Van Heusen, Arlen, Mercer, Warren and others.
This CD will appeal to lovers of the “standards” of American music, as well as to lovers of good music generally. The program includes 13 love ballads suitable for weddings, anniversaries or just for romantic evenings at home.

American Popular Songs of the Golden Age: By Strauss (George Gershwin); So In Love (Cole Porter); Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz); I’m Old Fashioned (Jerome Kern); Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter); The Man I Love (George Gershwin); The Way You Look Today (Romeo J. Mannarino); Here’s That Rainy Day (Jimmy Van Heusen); I Can’t Get Started (Vernon Duke); Lucky To Be Me (Leonard Bernstein); How Deep Is the Ocean (Irving Berlin); But Beautiful (Jimmy Van Heusen); You’re Nearer (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart); Come Rain or Come Shine (Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer); The Nearness of You (Hoagy Carmichael); After You (Cole Porter); There Will Never Be Another You (Harry Warren); The Shadow of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel); I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart); You Don’t Know What Love Is (Don Raye & Gene DePaul)