Music Background Tracks


The background music for song is carefully created in my MIDI studio so that I can sing and play short instrument solos live over them. Listen to a few of these original backgrounds to get a sense of the music that underpins the performance during a live show.

I Got the World on a String

Big hit for Cab Calloway in 1932. Always a favorite. If you can keep from tapping your foot to this one, I'll give you a quarter!

The Lady is a Tramp

This ever-popular song was a huge hit in 2011 for Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet, but since it's release in 1937 everyone's done it--seriously.

Our Love is Here to Stay

One of the last songs that the brothers wrote together before George's untimely death in 1937. This song showcases the brilliant lyrics of brother Ira.

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The Very Thought of You

Ray Noble 1934

English band leader Ray Noble wrote this song in 1934. This arrangement starts with a bare solo piano, then the orchestral sounds are layered in. Hope you like it.


Berlin wrote this true love song for his future wife and it was sung at their wedding in 1927. This song is one that folks love to sing along with every time I play it.

Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Number One on the hit parade for the Ink Spots in 1943, it's been recorded just about every year since: Harry James, Willie Nelson, Nat King Cole, The Coasters, Sam Cooke, Paul McCartney...etc.

Let's Face the Music and Dance

A wonderful song written by Berlin in 1936 for the film Follow the Fleet, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and featured a celebrated dance with Ginger Rogers.