Michael Feinstein's American...

2010, TV Show

A history of American popular music through the eyes of vocalist Michael Feinstein, featuring his interpretations of classic songs, stories of the songwriters and entertainers he's worked with. The series follows him on tour and into attics, basements and flea markets in search of treasures from the bygone age, and includes audio and film footage, as well as past and present performances of songs.

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Free | PBS Aired: 10/6/2010

Season 1, Episode 1
Putting On the Tailfins, focuses on the 1950s and 1960s, when the Great American Songbook was in competition with new forms like rock and roll, and rhythm and blues. Viewers learn how iconic singers like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney kept the Songbook alive by reinventing pop standards of the 1930s and 1940s.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Learn how technology has preserved - and altered - the way we think about the great songs and singers of the past. 2/3/2012

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Explore the marriage of music and choreography with Feinstein and Liza Minnelli. 4/5/2013

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

A New Step Every Day, explores the fast and furious 1920s and 1930s, when jazz was hot, credit was loose, and illegal booze flowed freely in underground speakeasies. Feinstein illustrates the impact of talking pictures, the dawn of radio, and the fledgling recording industry. Additionally, it introduces us to collectors and musicians who keep the spirit of the Jazz Age alive today.

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Premiered: October 06, 2010, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A history of American popular music through the eyes of vocalist Michael Feinstein, featuring his interpretations of classic songs, stories of the songwriters and entertainers he's worked with. The series follows him on tour and into attics, basements and flea markets in search of treasures from the bygone age, and includes audio and film footage, as well as past and present performances of songs.

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