American Popular Song Composers

American Popular Song Composers

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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 int.This was a classica€”this was worthy of great poetry. ... He got the rest when I got the whole lyric, and I put his words to music. ... As beautiful and as lasting as a€œFor All We Knowa€ became, it did not have the impact of a little Christmas song that Coots and ... The secretary said he left about 15 minutes before with Pete Wendling.

Title:American Popular Song Composers
Author:Michael Whorf
Publisher:McFarland - 2012-04-18


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