Classic American Popular Song

Classic American Popular Song : The Second Half-Century, 1950-2000

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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21.34mm | 748g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 118 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white tables
  • 1138970867
  • 9781138970861

About David Jenness

David Jenness has performed as a pianist and singer, has been a music critic, and was president of the Kodaly Institute. As a historian of education, he is the author of Making Sense of Social Studies, among other works. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Donald Velsey is an architect by profession, and an amateur music historian. Beginning as a student at Yale and continuing thereafter, he has collected over 4000 American popular songs, many of them unpublished. He lives in Washington, more

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"An excellent and much-needed contribution to the literature of American popular song."-Phil Furia, University of North Carolina, author of "The Poets of Tin Pan more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Classic Pop at Mid-Century 2. The Music Went Round and Round . . . 3. Late Flowering from Old Stock 4. Indian Summer of the Classic Popular Song 5. Re-Stocking the Songbook 6. The Land Where the Good Songs Go 7. Other Voices in Popular Song 8. Sondheim and After Copyright Information Index of Songs Cited Index of Songwriters Index of Other Namesshow more

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