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  There are 23 quizzes and 295 trivia questions in this category.
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1
The Great American Songbook

Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, the Gershwin Brothers... it was composers and lyricists like these who created the Great American Songbook and it's artists like Rod Stewart, Diana Krall and Michael Buble who are keeping it alive and current.
Average (10 qns)
maddogrick16
May 13 15
465 plays
2
More of the Great American Songbook

More classics from the Great American Songbook and if you have Rod Stewart's collection of the same name, Volumes 1 through 4, you're way ahead of the game. All these songs were featured on those albums.
Average (10 qns)
maddogrick16
Nov 26 15
357 plays
3
Yet More Lyrics to Jazz Standards

"Lift up your hearts and sing me a song that was a hit before your mother was born..." Part four in a series with a smoky saxophone soundtrack.
Average (20 qns)
agony
May 25 10
531 plays
4
Lyrics to More Jazz Standards

You know that you've heard Ella, Billie, and Louis sing these words. Just complete the lyric.
Average (25 qns)
agony
May 20 03
1722 plays
5
Lyrics to Even More Jazz Standards

"I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?" Some Gershwin tunes here, plus Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer...
Average (25 qns)
agony
Feb 24 05
1407 plays
6
Mature Applicants Only

I need a new DJ for my oldies radio station and they must be old enough to know something about the music they're playing. If you can pass the test you may be in line for the job.
Average (10 qns)
Christinap
Jan 10 11
1020 plays
7
Lyrics to Jazz Standards

They sure don't write 'em like they used to! These are all really well known songs, so the quiz should be easy. Just complete the lyric.
Tough (25 qns)
agony
Feb 03 03
1725 plays
8
Music Americana

Some classic songs of American origin. Some older; some newer. Some not totally impossible, but all interesting.
Average (10 qns)
logcrawler
Apr 05 10
1056 plays
9
Who Wrote the Lyrics to That Great Song?

Lately I've started asking myself that question, so I'll ask you too. This quiz covers lyrics to standards in English written roughly between 1920-1950.
Tough (10 qns)
annaheldfan
Jul 06 11
435 plays
10
Classic Popular Music 1940s-1960s

These classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s still have a timelessness about them. Hope you enjoy the memories! If you've never heard them, look them up online; you might find some that you like, too.
Average (10 qns)
logcrawler
Feb 11 13
777 plays
11
Oldies Music... And I Mean Really Oldies!

This quiz is a sort of follow-up to my "Music Americana". (Likely there will be more, in time.)
Average (10 qns)
logcrawler
Jul 29 10
951 plays
12
The Last GASP

The Great American Songbook plus a few nominees outside the box.
Average (15 qns)
gfitz47
Jul 21 16
126 plays
13
Classic Songs from Ziegfeld Shows

During the first third of the 20th century most American songs came out of New York. New York meant Broadway and Broadway meant the great producer Florenz Ziegfeld. Here's a quiz about some great songs from his shows.
Average (10 qns)
annaheldfan
Aug 27 11
252 plays
14
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

This American Song Book classic has been covered by many vocalists and musicians, proving that you can't keep a good song down.
Tough (10 qns)
StarStruck60
Mar 02 10
447 plays
15
Great American Songbook Plus (GASP)

It's all about songs and songwriters in the "Great American Songbook" (GAS). It consists of songs from 1920s to the beginning of Rock. "Plus" refers to stretching the envelope of the classical GAS, with bias, to include other songs.
Average (10 qns)
gfitz47
Jun 06 16
309 plays
16
My Baby Left Me: Jazz Edition

A fair number of songs can be boiled down to the lament, "My baby left me." How many of the following Jazz and Pop standards to this effect do you know?
Tough (10 qns)
Catreona
Jan 08 14
213 plays
17
Which Great American Song

This time the lyrics I provide are from the main body of the song. Choose the correct "Great American Song"
Difficult (10 qns)
andy_smith
Aug 11 08
738 plays
18
The Great American Songbook

While Pop Music is linked to the performer the songs in Great American Songbook tend to be identified with the writer. Link each song with Porter, Berlin, Gershwin or Rodgers. Hopefully this will be more accessible than my Keep On Singing quizzes.
Difficult (10 qns)
andy_smith
May 26 08
723 plays
19
Tea For Two

Tea drinking, the most English of traditions, was hi-jacked by our American cousins for this song. So I, an Englishwoman, have written a quiz on it!
Average (10 qns)
lonely-lady
Aug 19 14
327 plays
20
Great American Songbook Plus (GASP) #2

Twelve questions on the "Great American Songbook" (GAS) plus three of my nominees. The "Plus" refers to stretching the envelope of the classical GAS, with bias, to include other worthy songs.
Tough (15 qns)
gfitz47
Jun 19 16
165 plays
21
Classic Songs From Classic Singers (Not Rock)

Classic Songs From Classic Singers.
Average (10 qns)
robert362
Jun 23 04
1329 plays
22
Covers by Sinatra

Frank Sinatra introduced many famous songs. They include "All the Way" and "High Hopes," which both won Academy Awards. But he wasn't always the first to sing a song. Do you know who introduced these?
Very Difficult (10 qns)
Sinatrafan
Dec 24 15
249 plays
23
Tough Famous Theme Songs of Old

Name the artist who is best known for performing these songs.
Difficult (10 qns)
kteam
Mar 21 00
1281 plays
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