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American popular songs : from the Revolutionary War to the present

Author: David Ewen
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1966.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An encyclopedia of over 4000 ... American songs ... with more than 1000 cross references to the composers, lyricists, musical comedies and motion pictures"--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Discography
Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Ewen
OCLC Number: 598027
Description: xiii, 507 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: American popular song (p.1) --
The all-time hit parade. A chronological listing (p.469) --
All-time best-selling popular recordings 1919-1966 (p.483) --
Some American performers of the past and present (and some of the songs with which they are identified) (p.497).
Responsibility: edited by David Ewen.

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"An encyclopedia of over 4000 ... American songs ... with more than 1000 cross references to the composers, lyricists, musical comedies and motion pictures"--Publisher's description.

Entries include "the names of the composers and lyricists, the circumstances surrounding the writing of the song, the basic facts of its performance history, the major productions on stage or screen where the song was heard, best-selling recordings ... [and] all historically accurate information that is of general interest and all relevant information about America's most famous popular songs have been included whenever possible"--Introduction, p. xi.

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