The Poets of Tin Pan Alley: A History of America's Great Lyricists
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The Poets of Tin Pan Alley: A History of America's Great Lyricists

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From the turn of the century to the 1960s, the songwriters of Tin Pan Alley dominated American music. Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart--even today these giants remain household names, their musicals regularly revived, their methods and styles analyzed and imitated, and their songs the bedrock of jazz and cabaret. In The Poets of Tin Pan...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 25th 1992 by Oxford University Press, USA
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I couldn't finish it. I thought I would love it due to the subject, but it was so incredibly textbook ish and dull.
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An excellent book! Furia hit the nail of the head.
Gives background, methods, styles and analysis
of all the great lyricists from the era of 20th century
popular song. A very good book and I'll probably
read it again!
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