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Titre : American Popular Song Lyricists: Oral ...
Éditeur : McFarland Co Inc, United States
Date d'édition : 2012
Reliure : Paperback
Etat du livre : New
Language: English . Brand New Book. In this volume (a companion to American Popular Song Composers), 39 leading American lyricists from the Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and Broadway of the 1920s to the 1960s discuss their careers and share the stories of creating many of the most beloved songs in American music. Interviewed for radio in the 1970s, they include such writing teams as Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, and such individuals as Harold Adamson, E.Y. Harburg, Gus Kahn, Leo Robin and Paul Francis Webster. Photographs and rare sheet music reproductions accompany the interviews. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780786465385
Synopsis : The first half of the twentieth century was filled with drama, excitement, heartbreak and joy--emotions that all fed into the themes of America's popular music. This two-volume history contains biographies of the leading American composers and lyricists, the gifted men and women who wrote the great popular songs from the 1920s to the 1960s. Featured in this volume are interviews with many of the legendary lyricists from Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and Broadway. Among these are such writing teams as Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and Jerry Livingston and Ray Evans, and such individuals as Harold Adamson, E.Y. Harburg, Gus Kahn, Leo Robin and Paul Francis Webster. Included are photographs and rare sheet music reproductions, as well as fascinating information on the stories behind the songs.
A propos de l'auteur: Michael Whorf is a veteran broadcaster, producer and writer, widely known for his 39-year tenure with Detroit radio station WJR. In 2008 Mr. Whorf was elected into the Michigan Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
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