June 18, 2004

Great lyricists

In honor of the birthday, today in 1913, of Sammy Cahn lyricist (3 Coins in a Fountain), I thought I might list a few of my favorite lyricists. I have a lot of them. I am a great fan of the golden age of Broadway and I can sing along to most of the musicals. The old musicals, not the new ones. So, who makes my list?

*Johnny Mercer, of course
*Irving Berlin
*Cole Porter
*Frank Loesser
*Ira and George Gershwin
*Lorenz Hart
*Oscar Hammerstein
*Stephen Sondheim
*Alan Jay Lerner
*Jerome Kern
*Harold Arlen
*Richard Rodgers
*George M. Cohan

Ella Fitzgerald does songbooks of many of the above. I love all of them unreservedly.

Posted by Random Penseur at June 18, 2004 08:03 AM
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