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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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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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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Maslon
ISBN: 9780199832538 0199832536
OCLC Number: 1067197911
Description: xix, 252 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: CONTENTSAcknowledgmentsINTRODUCTION: HOUSE SEATMusic and the private space of BroadwayCHAPTER 1. TURN OVER FOR ACT TWOContent and the context of BroadwayCHAPTER 2. THE JEWISH POPULATION OF TENNESSEESheet music and the imprimatur of BroadwayCHAPTER 3. FACE THE MUSIC (AND DANCE)The gramophone and the voice of BroadwayCHAPTER 4. THE MAJESTIC THEATER OF THE AIRRadio and the personality of BroadwayCHAPTER 5: THE FARMER AND THE COWMAN SHOULD BE FRIENDS:Albums sets and the narrative of BroadwayCHAPTER 6. EVERY HOME'S A FIRST NIGHTThe Long-Playing record and the commodity of BroadwayCHAPTER 7. SONGS FOR SWINGIN' SHOW FANSHit singles and the catalogue of BroadwayCHAPTER 8. "AND MY FAIR LADY IS A TERRIFIC SHOW," THEY SAYThe record producer and the blockbuster of BroadwayCHAPTER 9. HYMN TO A SUNDAY EVENINGTelevision and the mythology of BroadwayCHAPTER 10. A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGSMovie stars and the soundtrack of BroadwayCHAPTER 11. WAS THERE TOO MUCH OF A CROWD, ALL TOO LUSH AND LOUD?Pop singles and the adult contemporaneity of BroadwayCHAPTER 12. LOSING MY TIMING THIS LATE IN MY CAREERThe rock scene and the margin road of BroadwayCHAPTER 13. YOU NEVER SEEN A SHOW LIKE THIS BEFORECompact discs and the digitalization of BroadwayCHAPTER 14. HISTORY HAS ITS EYES ON YOUThe Internet and the mixtape of BroadwayEndnotesBibliographyIndex
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Broadway to Main Street is a fascinating look at show music's hold on the American imagination, and at the people who have brought its magic to the public, from Jerome Kern to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Read more...

 
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