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Singers and the song

Author: Gene Lees
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses Piaf, Mercer, Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Haymes, Friedhofer, Ellington, Jo Stafford.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lees, Gene.
Singers and the song.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)651926209
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Lees
ISBN: 019504293X 9780195042931 0195060873 9780195060874
OCLC Number: 15081971
Notes: "Singers & the song"--Cover.
Description: xii, 257 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: William and Harold and how to write lyrics --
The sparrow--Edith Piaf --
Roses in the morning--Johnny Mercer --
Pavilion in the rain --
The Sinatra effect --
Peg --
The last comeback--Dick Haymes --
The hug--Hugo Friedhofer --
GI Jo --
A journey to Cologne.
Other Titles: Singers & the song.
Responsibility: Gene Lees.
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Reflecting the social history of twentieth-century America through the mirror of popular music, this celebration of the generation of singers which emerged during and after the war, discusses  Read more...

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'Gene Lees shows how our anemic language can be transfused with emotion by turning words into song ... he cherishes words as much as he loves music'New York Times Book Review 'beautifully crafted Read more...

 
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