By Jonathan Schwartz
“Dancing within the Dark.” “That’s Entertainment.” “By Myself.” “You and the evening and the Music.” they're a part of the yankee Songbook, and have been all composed via Arthur Schwartz, the elusive father on the heart of his son’s superbly written book.
Imagine a youth within which Judy Garland sings you lullabies, Jackie Robinson hits you fly balls, and but you’re lonely sufficient to sneak into the homes of Beverly Hills acquaintances and conceal at the back of curtains to observe genuine households at dinner.
At the age of 9, Jonathan Schwartz begun broadcasting his father’s songs on a do-it-yourself radio station, and could finally practice these songs, and others, as a pianist-singer within the saloons of London and Paris, assembly Frank Sinatra for the 1st time alongside the way in which. (His portrait of Sinatra is as affectionate and exact as any written to date.)
Schwartz’s love for a married girl stuck up within the fervor of the sexual revolution of the Sixties, and his different relationships with either fanatics and other halves, encompass his ultimately winning profession on long island radio.
The women and men who've roles to play comprise Richard Rodgers, Nelson Riddle, Carly Simon, Jimmy Van Heusen, Bennett Cerf, Elizabeth Taylor, and, in fact, Sinatra himself.
Schwartz writes of the beginning of FM radio, the inception of the LP, and the always altering flavors of renowned song, whereas revealing the darker corners of his personal history.
Most of all, Jonathan Schwartz embraces the legacy his father left him: a fondness for tune, venerated with either delight and sorrow.
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All in Good Time: A Memoir by Jonathan Schwartz