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    I Feel a Song Coming On: The Life of Jimmy McHugh (Music in American Life (Hardcover)) (Hardback) By (author) Alyn Shipton

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    DescriptionThis first biography of Jimmy McHugh captures a lively and significant contributor to American songwriting. Creator of favorite tunes such as "I'm in the Mood for Love" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street", McHugh was a one-man history of twentieth-century popular music: in his prolific composing career, he wrote songs for Duke Ellington, Shirley Temple, Bobby Breen, Carmen Miranda, Deanna Durbin, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Waters, Adelaide Hall, and scores of other entertainers, and his last works were turned into smash hits by Pat Boone and Fats Domino.

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    I Feel a Song Coming On
    The Life of Jimmy McHugh
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alyn Shipton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780252034657
    ISBN 10: 0252034651

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    LC classification: ML410.M4526 S45 2009
    Illustrations note
    24 photographs
    University of Illinois Press
    Imprint name
    University of Illinois Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2009
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    Author Information
    Alyn Shipton jazz critic for the Times of London and a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio. His books include A New History of Jazz and biographies of Bud Powell, Fats Waller, and Dizzy Gillespie.
    Review quote
    "A treasure trove of material on Jimmy McHugh, this book is a well documented portrait of a songwriter very much at the center of the music business, Broadway theater, and Hollywood." Philip Furia, coauthor of The Poets of Tin Pan Alley: A History of America's Great Lyricists
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Acknowledgements; List of illustrations 1 "Home Before Dark" A Boston Childhood 2 "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" Arriving in New York 3 "Everything Is Hotsy Totsy Now" A sequence of hit songs 4 "I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Baby)" Meeting Dorothy Fields 5: "Livin' In A Great Big Way" Fields and McHugh on Broadway and in Hollywood 6: "Goodbye Blues" The Split from Dorothy Fields 7 "Dimples" A sequence of child stars 8 "My Kind of Country" Movies, Romance and World War Two 9 "A Lovely Way to Spend An Evening" The great years in Beverly Hills 10 "Reach For Tomorrow" Final years in Los Angeles, and a growing legacy Notes and abbreviations; Bibliography; Index