“Lisa” and the Music in Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout For nearly half a century Alfred Hitchcock created films filled with interesting, gripping and illuminating music. Unlike many film directors he both loved and understood music and that, in a sense, the soundtrack is a character in a film. He employed more musical styles (e.g., popular, classical, avant-garde) than… Read More “Lisa” and the Music in Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”

Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “Stardust”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout   BACKGROUND DISCUSSION At one time “Stardust” was the most recorded song. That time has long passed but it remains a most beloved entry in the Great American Songbook (GAS). Although the song was published in 1929, according to Richard Sudhalter, author of his biography, Hoagy Carmichael had been… Read More Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “Stardust”