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American popular song lyricists : oral histories, 1920s-1960s

Author: Michael Whorf
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012.
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In this volume (a companion to American Popular Song Composers), 39 leading American lyricists from the Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and Broadway of the 1920s to the 1960s discuss their careers and share the stories of creating many of the most beloved songs in American music. Interviewed for radio in the 1970s, they include such writing teams as Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and Jay  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whorf, Michael.
American Popular Song Lyricists : Oral Histories, 1920s-1960s.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Whorf
ISBN: 9780786490615 0786490616
OCLC Number: 793511371
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: 1. Lee Adams 1924-; 2. Stanley Adams 1907-1994; 3. Harold Adamson 1906-1980; 4. Alan Bergman 1925- and Marilyn Bergman 1929-; 5. Johnny Burke 1908-1964; 6. Irving Caesar 1895-1996; 7. Sammy Cahn 1913-1993; 8. Betty Comden 1919-2006 and Adolph Green 1915-2002; 9. Joe Darion 1917-2001; 10. Hal David 1921-; 11. Mack David 1912-1993; 12. Ervin Drake 1919-; 13. Milton Drake 1912-2006; 14. Edward (Eddie) Eliscu 1902-1998; 15. Ray Evans 1915-2007 and Jay Livingston 1915-2001; 16. L. Wolfe Gilbert 1886-1970; 17. Bud Green 1897-1981. 18. Oscar Hammerstein II 1895-196019. E.Y. ("Yip") Harburg 1898-1981; 20. Tom Jones 1928- and Harvey Schmidt 1929-; 21. Irving Kahal 1903-1942; 22. Gus Kahn 1886-1941; 23. Carolyn Leigh 1926-1983; 24. Sammy Lerner 1903-1989; 25. Herb Magidson 1906-1986; 26. Johnny Mercer 1909-1976; 27. Irving Mills 1894-1985; 28. Mitchell Parish 1900-1993; 29. Don Raye 1909-1985 and Gene De Paul 1919-1985; 30. Leo Robin 1900-1984; 31. The Tobias Brothers (Harry 1895-1994), (Charles 1898-1970), and Henry (1905-1997); 32. Paul Francis Webster 1907-1984; Epilogue.
Responsibility: Michael Whorf.

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In this volume (a companion to American Popular Song Composers), 39 leading American lyricists from the Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and Broadway of the 1920s to the 1960s discuss their careers and share the stories of creating many of the most beloved songs in American music. Interviewed for radio in the 1970s, they include such writing teams as Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, and such individuals as Harold Adamson, E.Y. Harburg, Gus Kahn, Leo Robin and Paul Francis Webster. Photographs and rare sheet music reproductions accompany the interviews.

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