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Who should sing Ol' man river? : the lives of an American song

Author: Todd Decker
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who Should Sing "Ol' Man River"?: The Lives of an American Song tells the almost eighty-year performance history of a great popular song. Examining over two hundred recorded and filmed versions of  Read more...

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Named Person: Jerome Kern
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Decker
ISBN: 9780199389186 0199389187
OCLC Number: 912977434
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 241 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
Contents: Some questions for "Ol' Man River" ; Robeson's revisions ; Ol' Man rhythm ; Ol' Man parody ; Ol' Man easy listening ; Ol' Man metaphor ; Sinatra's way ; The high season on records ; The high season on television ; Sons and daughters of Joe.
Responsibility: Todd Decker.
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A deep, wide, and thoroughly fascinating history of one of America's greatest songs, with surprises around every bend. * JAMES KAPLAN, author of Frank: The Voice * Todd Decker's Who Should Sing 'Ol' Read more...

 
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