Today we feature part one of two in our next installment of Fresh Air's American Popular Song series. We profile Harry Warren (1893-1981), a successful but little known songwriter who produced a number of hits during the 1930's and 40's. Some of his best known songs include: I Only Have Eyes for You, Lullaby of Broadway, We're in the Money," and The More I See You. Warren dreamed of writing for Broadway, but instead migrated west and became one of Hollywood's most prolific songwriters.
First....We feature The John Pizzarelli Trio discussing and performing several of Harry Warren's songs. The trio is John Pizzarelli, guitar and vocals, his brother Martin Pizzarelli, bass; and Ray Kennedy, piano.