Download American Popular Song Lyricists: Oral Histories, 1920s–1960s by Michael Whorf PDF

By Michael Whorf

during this quantity (a better half to American well known music Composers), 39 top American lyricists from the Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and Broadway of the Twenties to the Nineteen Sixties speak about their careers and percentage the tales of making a number of the so much cherished songs in American tune. Interviewed for radio within the Seventies, they contain such writing groups as Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph eco-friendly, and Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, and such participants as Harold Adamson, E.Y. Harburg, Gus Kahn, Leo Robin and Paul Francis Webster. images and infrequent sheet track reproductions accompany the interviews.

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