Overview of the genre, essay, key artists and albums, and recent releases.
Message board and directories of singers, songwriters, movies, and shows.
Historic reviews and photos from performers of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Includes old time radio broadcast, quiz, and message board.
Includes articles on Rudy Vallee, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and the first crooners.
Library of songs in WAV format, including those by several pop artists and a 1950s collection.
Collection of popular and classical sheet music from the 1800's to the 1940's, cover art, audio samples, composer biographies, and articles on the history, styles, and themes.
Includes 40 audio files, with background and commentary.
Defines "melodic" genre as the vocal-oriented popular American music style that came after big band music but before rock and roll, as exemplified by singers like Perry Como and Margaret Whiting.
News about vocal, collected from various sources on the web.
From paper presented by Howard S. Becker at a 1994 conference discussing the structure of the standard popular song along with its history, songwriters, musicians, and singers. Bibliography.