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Baseball's greatest hit : the story of take me out to the ball game

Author: Andy Strasberg; Bob Thompson; Tim Wiles; Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Hal Leonard Corp., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is the third most frequently sung song in America, after "Happy Birthday" and "The Star-Spangled Banner," and you'd be hard-pressed to find an American who doesn't know the words. With the release of this special edition, full-color, hardcover book, the complete story of the song is presented, taking us on a fascinating journey into how "Ball Game" has come to take a unique place in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Songs and music
Compact discs
Compact disc
Named Person: Albert Von Tilzer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Strasberg; Bob Thompson; Tim Wiles; Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation.
ISBN: 9781423431886 142343188X
OCLC Number: 176944323
Description: xiii, 210 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
The return of peanuts --
Prologue --
Unsung heroes --
Hit or myth? --
Long-distance dedication --
The amphion --
A magic lantern ride --
Faces of "Take me out to the ball game" --
Chart toppers --
Baseball in 1908 --
Tinkering with music --
A bit of a stretch --
Get up, stand up: how the seventh-inning stretch is observed today --
The movie we never saw --
Sinatra to Kelly to Williams --
Talking the talk --
Nelly Kelly --
Dame Yankees --
Florence and Anna --
Harry goes electric --
Time line --
Can pigeons carry a tune? --
What's in a song? --
Weddings, funerals, and LL Cool J --
Show me the money --
The song that keeps on giving --
The times they are a-changin' --
Going, going, gone ... --
The sound track of summer --
After peanuts --
before Cracker Jack --
Where's the music? --
Music of the sphere --
Andy plays post office --
Got 'im, got 'im, need 'im, got 'im --
The Cracker Jack connection --
The perfect pitch --
Parodies --
The national anthem --
Little big man --
Our top ten baseball songs --
Record collectors --
Addendum: Professor Headlam's formal musical theoretical analysis of "Take me out to the ball game" --
Discography.
Responsibility: Andy Strasberg, Bob Thompson, Tim Wiles ; [foreword by Carly Simon, introduction by Bud Selig].

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This special-edition book/CD--authored by three baseball insiders and history experts--relates how Take Me Out to the Ball Game" has won a unique and permanent place in the cultural landscape.  Read more...

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