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America's Songs

The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley

By Philip Furia, Michael Lasser

Routledge – 2006 – 360 pages

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    978-0-415-99052-3
    February 26th 2008
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    978-0-415-97246-8
    May 11th 2006

Description

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews

"This terrific book looks at the backstories of the great standards in American popular music. … You'll LOVE this book!" --"Book Bit" WTBF Radio

Author Bio

Philip Furia is one of the best-known writers on popular music, having authored critical biographies ofJohnny Mercer (2003),Irving Berlin (1998), and Ira Gershwin (1995), and the award-winning book Poets of Tin Pan Alley (1992). He teaches at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Michael Lasser is host of National Public Radio's "Fascinatin' Rhythm," a weekly program that focuses on the great American popular songs. It has been on the air since 1980, and was awarded a Peabody Award in 1995.

Related Subjects

  1. Music
  2. Musicals

Name: America's Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Philip Furia, Michael Lasser. First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Music, Musicals