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American Popular Song Composers : Oral Histories, 1920s-1950s.

Author: Michael Whorf
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012.
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In this volume, 39 of the legendary composers from Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and Broadway of the 1920s through the 1950s discuss their careers and share the stories of creating many of the most beloved songs in American music. Interviewed for radio in the mid-1970s, they include such giants as Harold Arlen, Eubie Blake, Cy Coleman, George Duning, Sammy Fain, Jerry Herman, Bronislaw Kaper, Henry Mancini, David Rose,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whorf, Michael.
American Popular Song Composers : Oral Histories, 1920s-1950s.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Whorf
ISBN: 9780786490622 0786490624
OCLC Number: 793511372
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; 1. Milton (MIlt) Ager 1893-1979; 2. Louis (Lou) Alter 1902-1980; 3. Harold Arlen 1905-1986; 4. Bennie Benjamin 1907-1989; 5. Eubie Blake 1883-1983; 6. Rube Bloom 1902-1976; 7. Saul Chaplin 1912-1997; 8. Cy Coleman 1928-2004; 9. J. Fred Coots 1897-1985; 10. George Duning 1908-2000; 11. Sherman Edwards 1919-1981; 12. Sammy Fain 1902-1989; 13. John Green 1908-1989; 14. Arthur Hamilton ca. 1926-; 15. Jerry Herman 1932-; 16. Bronislaw Kaper 1902-1983; 17. Irwin Kostel 1911-1994; 18. Burton Lane 1912-1997. 19. Henry Mancini 1924-199420. Johnny Mandel 1925-; 21. Gerald Marks 1900-1997; 22. Johnny Marks 1909-1985; 23. Vic Mizzy 1916-2009; 24. Joe Myrow 1910-1987; 25. Ben Oakland 1907-1979; 26. Abe Olman 1887-1984; 27. David Raksin 1912-2004; 28. David Rose 1910-1990; 29. Arthur Schwartz 1900-1984; 30. Harold Spina 1906-1997; 31. Charles Strouse 1928-; 32. Julie Styne 1905-1994; 33. Dana Suesse 1911-1987; 34. Kay Swift 1905-1993; 35. James (Jimmy) Van Heusen 1913-1990; 36. Harry Warren 1893-1981; 37. Richard Whiting 1891-1938; 38. Meredith Willson 1902-1984; 39. Guy Wood 1912-2001; Bibliography.

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In this volume, 39 of the legendary composers from Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and Broadway of the 1920s through the 1950s discuss their careers and share the stories of creating many of the most beloved songs in American music. Interviewed for radio in the mid-1970s, they include such giants as Harold Arlen, Eubie Blake, Cy Coleman, George Duning, Sammy Fain, Jerry Herman, Bronislaw Kaper, Henry Mancini, David Rose, Arthur Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Jule Styne, Jimmie Van Heusen, Harry Warren, Richard Whiting, and Meredith Willson. Photographs and rare sheet music reproductions accompany the int.

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