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American Popular Song Composers: Oral Histories, 1920s-1950s

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American Popular Song Composers: Oral Histories, 1920s-1950s

Michael Whorf, "American Popular Song Composers: Oral Histories, 1920s-1950s"
English | ISBN: 0786465379 | edition 2012 | PDF | 256 pages | 89.8 MB

In this volume, 39 of the legendary composers from Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and Broadway of the 1920s through the 1950s discuss their careers and share the stories of creating many of the most beloved songs in American music. Interviewed for radio in the mid-1970s, they include such giants as Harold Arlen, Eubie Blake, Cy Coleman, George Duning, Sammy Fain, Jerry Herman, Bronislaw Kaper, Henry Mancini, David Rose, Arthur Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Jule Styne, Jimmie Van Heusen, Harry Warren, Richard Whiting, and Meredith Willson. Photographs and rare sheet music reproductions accompany the interviews.