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Putting On the Tail Fins (1950s–1960s)

Episode 1 focuses on the 1950s and ‘60s when the Great American Songbook was in competition with new forms like rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues.

As Michael criss-crosses the country performing with big bands, symphony orchestras, and jazz combos, we learn how iconic singers like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Rosemary Clooney kept the Songbook alive by reinventing pop standards from the 1930s and ‘40s.

  • 2010
  • PBS Episode(s): 1
related performer(s)
Michael Feinstein
related songwriter(s)
Michael Feinstein
related collection(s)
The Michael Feinstein Collection