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Easy to remember : the great American songwriters and their songs

Author: William Zinsser
Publisher: Jaffrey, N.H. : David R. Godine, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Zinsser
ISBN: 1567923259 9781567923254
OCLC Number: 150438201
Notes: "First softcover printing 2006"--Title page verso.
Description: 279 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Sigmund Romberg and the Europeans --
Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein and "Show Boat" --
George and Ira Gershwin --
Early Rodgers & Hart --
Anatomy of the popular song : The verse ; The chorus ; The lyric --
Vincent Youmans --
DeSylva, Brown and Henderson --
Harold Arlen (and Ted Koehler) --
Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz --
Andy Razaf and the African connection --
Sheet music --
Cole Porter --
"Porgy and Bess" --
Writing for Fred Astair : Irving Berlin ; Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern ; George and Ira Gershwin --
Duke Ellington (and Billy Strayhorn) --
Hoagy Carmichael (and Mitchell Parish) --
Late Rodgers & Hart --
Harry Warren (and Al Dubin and Mack Gordon) --
E.Y. Harburg and "The wizard of Oz" --
The songs of World War II --
Johnny Mercer --
Made in Hollywood : "As time goes by" and "Laura" --
Kurt Weill (and Ira Gershwin and Vernon Duke) --
Rodgers & Hammerstein --
Singers of the song --
Irving Berlin : the theater songs --
Jule Styne (and Sammy Cahn) --
Frank Loesser --
Betty Comden and Adolph Green --
Stephen Sondheim (and Leonard Bernstein) --
Jimmy Van Heusen (and Johnny Burke and Sammy Cahn) --
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe --
John Kander and Fred Ebb (and Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick) --
Songs by category.
Responsibility: William Zinsser.

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