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    DescriptionFrom celebrated entertainer Michael Feinstein comes a beautifully illustrated account of the lives and legacies of the Gershwins--told through stories of twelve of their greatest songs and accompanied by an original CD of those songs, performed by the author.The "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook" Michael Feinstein was just twenty years old when he got the chance of a lifetime: a job with his hero, Ira Gershwin. During their six-year partnership, the two became close friends. Feinstein blossomed under Gershwin's mentorship and Gershwin was reinvigorated by the younger man's zeal for his and his brother George's legacy. Now, in "The Gershwins and Me," the only book of its kind, Michael Feinstein shares unforgettable stories and reminiscences from the music that defined American popular song, along with rare Gershwin memorabilia he's collected through the years. From "Strike Up the Band" to "Love Is Here to Stay," each of the twelve chapters highlights one of the Gershwins' classic songs, exploring the brothers' lives, illuminating what the music meant to them, and telling the stories of how their iconic tunes came to life. Throughout the star-studded narrative, Feinstein unfolds the moving chronicle of his own life with the Gershwins, describing his vision for their enduring presence today. No other writer could give us such an authoritative inside perspective on these titans of American culture--and no other writer could include such a soulful collection of music as the accompanying CD packed with Feinstein's original recordings of the twelve songs. A timeless classic and the definitive account of the Gershwins and their legacy, "The Gershwins and Me" will having you humming with every turn of the page.


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    Title
    The Gershwins and Me
    Subtitle
    A Personal History in Twelve Songs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Feinstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 354
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,474 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451645309
    ISBN 10: 1451645309
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 782.42164092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000, BIO004000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGN
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400, A08205070
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 782.42164092/2
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 782.421640922
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: ML385 .F337 2012
    Thema V1.0: AVN, AVP, DNBF1, AVLP
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    16 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Frisky, affectionate, lushly illustrated, deeply informed and profoundly respectful."--"Kirkus Reviews"""