America's songs : the stories behind the songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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America's songs : the stories behind the songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley

Author: Philip Furia; Michael L Lasser
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"America's Songs tells the stories behind the greatest songs ever to emerge from the Broadway musical, Hollywood movies, and the music industry of Tin Pan Alley. Heard in stage revivals, film soundtracks, jazz and cabaret, and recorded by performers as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, and Rod Stewart, these songs are the closest thing America has to a classical repertoire of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Furia; Michael L Lasser
ISBN: 0415972469 9780415972468 0415990521 9780415990523
OCLC Number: 62282290
Description: xxx, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1910s --
1920s --
1930s --
1940s --
1950s --
1960s --
1970s.
Responsibility: Philip Furia and Michael Lasser.
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Presents the stories behind the most beloved popular songs of the last century. This book, along with telling the stories, suggests, simply and succinctly, what makes a song great. It describes the  Read more...

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"This terrific book looks at the backstories of the great standards in American popular music. ... You'll LOVE this book!" --"Book Bit" WTBF Radio

 
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