According to the Great American Songbook Foundation:
The “Great American Songbook” is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century that have stood the test of time in their life and legacy. Often referred to as “American Standards”, the songs published during the Golden Age of this genre include those popular and enduring tunes from the 1920s to the 1950s that were created for Broadway theatre, musical theatre, and Hollywood musical film.
I’ve assembled here a catalog of e-books on the people who created the music, and associated topics. Enjoy!
Celebrating the opus of ‘course hero’ Richard Rodgers and his lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II
And according to popular demand (yours), Duke Ellington.