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Broadway to Main Street : how show tunes enchanted America

Author: Laurence Maslon
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The music of Broadway is one of America's most unique and popular calling cards. In Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America, author Laurence Maslon tells the story of how the most beloved songs of the American Musical Theater made their way from the Theater District to living rooms across the country. The crossroads where the music of Broadway meets popular culture is an expansive and pervasive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Original cast recordings
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Maslon, Laurence.
Broadway to Main Street.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017655192
(OCoLC)1003132411
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Maslon
ISBN: 9780199832538 0199832536
OCLC Number: 1002722407
Description: xix, 252 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : House seat : Music and the private space of Broadway --
Turn over for act two : content and the context of Broadway --
The Jewish population of Tennessee : sheet music and the imprimatur of Broadway --
Face the music (and dance) : the gramophone and the voice of Broadway --
The majestic theater of the air : radio and the personality of Broadway --
The farmer and the cowman should be friends : album sets and the narrative of Broadway --
Every home's a first night : the long-playing record and the commodity of Broadway --
Songs for swingin' show fans : hit singles and the catalog of Broadway --
"And My fair lady is a terrific show, they say" : the record producer and the blockbuster of Broadway --
Hymn for a Sunday evening : television and the mythology of Broadway --
A few of my favorite things : movie stars and the soundtrack of Broadway --
Was there too much of a crowd, all too lush and loud? : pop singles and the adult contemporaneity of Broadway --
Losing my timing this late in my career : the rock scene and the middle of the road for Broadway --
"You never seen a show like this before!" : compact discs and the digitization of Broadway --
History has its eyes on you : the internet and the mixtape of Broadway.
Responsibility: Laurence Maslon.
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Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America is the first chronicle of how the songs of the American Musical Theater made their way-through sheet music, popular recordings, the radio,  Read more...

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