Let’s Face the Music

The stories behind the standards of the Great American Songbook.

“Tea for Two”

The story of "Tea For Two," an old fashioned 1920's standard transformed into a modern musical miracle by a master of jazz improvisation, Anita O'Day.
Posted: Tue March 2, 2021

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Rescued from a trash can, only to be repeatedly rewritten, the story of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."
Posted: Tue December 8, 2020

“They Can’t Take That Away From Me”

From the tragic tale of a talent taken too soon to a dream of 1950's desegregation, the story of George and Ira Gershwin's "They Can't Take That Away From Me."
Posted: Tue November 24, 2020

“My Favorite Things”

Let's Face The Music looks at the evolution of "My Favorite Things," from Broadway hit to avant-garde jazz single to film musical sensation.
Posted: Tue November 10, 2020

“Strange Fruit”

Let's Face The Music looks at the writing, recording, and legacy of Billie Holiday's anti-lynching anthem, "Strange Fruit."
Posted: Tue October 27, 2020