I’m working on a compialation of the greatest jazz recordings of all time. I know Sinatra was a popular singer in the big band era. Should I include any of his songs like I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Come Fly with Me, Fly Me to the Moon, Night and Day, etc. in a list like that, or are they all considered pop songs? If not any of these, then which ones?
What types of jazz music was popular in the 1920s, also known as the Jazz Age or Roaring Twenties?
It seems that pop and rap and rock are the only popular music types anymore. I never hear a jazz artist receiving a Grammy for best album of the year that much anymore. I’m a fan of 1940s jazz like Sinatra and The Andrew Sisters and I never hear that kind of music anymore on the radio. Do you think it will ever become popular again? I sure hope so.
I’m moving to Germany in 20 days…I play the piano and the violin, and am really into Classical music, jazz, swing, volksmusik, (but I’m open to anything that doesn’t give me a headache). There is a reasonable opportunity to hear this music in America, but only in big cities, and MANY people don’t appreciate or understand them. Will the case be the same in Europe? (I’ll be in Germany.)
I’m trying to find the impact of jazz on today. :]