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6 edition of American Song Lyricists 1920-1960 found in the catalog.

American Song Lyricists 1920-1960

by Philip Furia

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Published by Thomson Gale .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political,
  • United States,
  • Dictionaries,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Reference,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Popular music,
  • Lyricists,
  • Composers & Musicians - General,
  • Bio-bibliography,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Dictionary of Literary Biography

    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages574
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8146678M
    ISBN 100787660094
    ISBN 109780787660093

    A major contributor to the standard work, American Song Lyricists, by Philip Furia (Gale, ), Lasser joined Furia to write America’s Songs I: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway. Philip Furia was an American author and English literature professor. His books focus on the lyricists of the Tin Pan Alley era.. Philip Furia is the au 4/5(21).

    : The premier site for the history and analysis of the standards jazz musicians play the most. Philip Furia has 11 books on Goodreads with ratings. Philip Furia’s most popular book is Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer.

    Short biographies are available for some of the many composers, lyricists, performers, conductors, field collectors, and folklorists who have played a part in the history of American songs. Examples of Biographies: Burleigh, H. T. () Guthrie, Woody () Herbert, Victor () Lomax, Alan () Nora Bayes; See all. Book Chapters/Articles (invited to contribute) "Twentieth-Century Women Choreographers: Refining and Redefining the Showgirl Image" in Women in American Musical Theatre (McFarland, June ). "Harold Adamson" in American Song Lyricists .


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The Great American Songbook - The Composers: Music and Lyrics for Over Standards from the Golden Age of American SongReviews: As prominent veterans of the music business, the authors have interviewed the composers of hit songs to reveal many interesting and often surprising stories behind each of the songs.

Always entertaining and usually inspirational, this excellent book is a must-read for aspiring songwriters and everyone who loves music. Music critics have attempted to develop a "canon." For example, in Alec Wilder's study, American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, –, the songwriter and critic lists and ranks the artists he believes belong to the Great American Songbook canon.A composer, Wilder emphasized analysis of composers and their creative efforts in this work.

Cafe Songbook Songwriter pages provide an array of information and material relating to songwriters, both composers and lyricists, who have written at least two songs that have Cafe Songbook song pages devoted to them.

Songwriters who have written only one such song are listed on the Cafe Songbook Master List of songwriters, but no songwriter page is devoted exclusively to them. He continues to shine his considerable talents on songs from the Great American Songbook of Irving Berlin, the Gershwin brothers, Cole Porter and many others.

Contrary to what so many critics and columnists write today, it isn't the rock or other pop megastars who are the greatest songwriters and singers of the past. John Francis Burke (October 3, – Febru ) was a lyricist, successful and prolific between the s and s.

His work is considered part of the Great American Songbook. His song " Swinging on a Star ", from the Bing Crosby film Going My Way. But for a lot of music lovers, after the middle of the 20th century, the train had jumped the track, and the era of the great American songbook was over.

In his new book. T he Great American Songbook isn’t really a book. Rather, it’s a notional collection of several hundred pop songs. The precise identity of the songs varies according to who is doing the. Michael Lasser's introductin to City Songs and American Life, describes his coming of age in Broadway theaters and jazz clubs around Manhattan in the 's.

The following chapters look closely at songs, but the book never ceases to give one man's take on the music. Lyrics & Lyricists Artistic Director Deborah Grace Winer, who serves as writer and host of the event, told Playbill she chose Fields owing to the quality and the longevity of her work. American Popular Song Lyricists.

Oral Histories, s–s. American Popular Song Lyricists quantity. Add to cart. The Great American Songbook - The Composers: Music and Lyrics for Over Standards from the Golden Age of American Song Paperback – 1 Jan. Reviews:   Reference books - American History and Religion Reference books can be a great place to start.

They provide quick a overview of many topics, providing reliable facts and other useful background information. Print reference books are located on the first floor of Hamersly Library. American song lyricists, Call Number: Reference. He was also a major contributor to the standard work, American Song Lyricists,and inhe was named a Thomas P.

Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Rollins College. He has also taught at Rutgers University, St. John Fisher College, and Fairleigh-Dickinson University. List of famous American lyricists & songwriters with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Lyrics are to a song what soul is to a body — it is the quintessence of good song. Music, irrespective of its genre, needs its poet. It is this lot of musical scribes who makes any song click with the. The American Songbook Association Inc. is an arts and educational (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to stimulating and promoting public interest in the legacy of American song, created through the talents of composers, lyricists, singers, music directors, arrangers, and others who love and make this music.Looking for books by Philip Furia?

See all books authored by Philip Furia, including Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer, and The Poets of Tin Pan Alley: A History of America's Greatest Lyricists (Oxford Paperbacks), and more on American composer Cole Albert Porter () wrote songs (both words and music) for over 30 stage and film musicals.

His best work set standards of sophistication and wit seldom matched in the.