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Philip Furia offers a wonderful blend of historical fact and thoughtful analysis in this discussion of the development of American popular music in the first half of the previous... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Bruce Henricksen
Too negative about too many aspects of too many song writers, to where it was confusing at times, but very informative as to the work, the ups and downs, ins and outs of song... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jackie G,
Excellent examination of the craft of some of our best songwriters. Close reading of lyrics (and how they scan as poetry). Strongly recommended.Published 16 months ago by David Gitin
Lyricists seem generally relegated to second fiddle behind the composer. But a tune does not become a song until the lyricist has done his/her work on it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Coffee Drinker
Book was in fine condition and delivery was prompt. I ordered this book because I am interested in the history of the Great American Songbook.Published on June 3, 2013 by sharon paige
Gave up after a chapter or two. Maybe a music major would benefit but it was snoresville. Dont be bothered.Published on February 27, 2013 by Reno Reader
I found this a very interesting read. There were great anecdotes, interesting insights and it's not too difficult to read if you aren't musical. Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by natalie mast