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THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK
the singers, the songwriters, and the songs

EDIZIONE INGLESE


In this illustrated celebration of American popular song, music historian Ken Bloom takes you on a visual journey like no other, introducing the art form's greatest creators and interpreters, assessing their careers and achievements, and weaving together a sublimely entertaining narrative history in words and hundreds of pictures. You'll find the stories and works of your favorite artists and writers here, from singers Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Barbara Cook, and Billie Holiday to songwriters Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, and Dorothy Fields. And you'll meet some figures you may know little or nothing about, but who have contributed mightily to American music, including Gus Kahn, Harry Warren, Sylvia Syms, Burton Lane, Blossom Deane, Julie London, Arthur Schwartz, and Anita O'Day.
Throughout the book, Bloom includes informative essays on a number of related topics, from the stories of the first music publishers and "song pluggers" to the start of the Big Band era and such musical sub-genres as Christmas songs and war songs. And on every page, beautiful photographs - many of them rare and never before published - help convey the spirit of the subject, creating perhaps the first book that you will find yourself "humming" as you turn the pages.
The history of American popular music unfolds much like the history of America itself, a rich chronicle of diverse individuals coming together to create work that is groundbreaking, enduring, and that defines us as a culture. Dozens of incredible artists and literally hundreds of songs are brought to life in these pages, comprising a century of great music - from turn-of-the-century marches, minstrel songs, and waltzes through the golden era of the big bands and great songwriters, all the way to the eclipse of popular music by rock-and-roll in the 60s and its revival by a younger generation in the new century.
"American popular song is ourcountry's invention and its great gift,"comments Michael Feinstein in the Foreword. "Songs express our inner feelings and elevate the mundane to the magnificent." Open The American Songbook and discover - or rediscover-the magnificent soundtrack of American life over the past century.

CONTENTS
Foreward
Introduction

THE SINGERS
Louise Armstrong
Fred Astaire
Mildred Bailey
Тony Bennett
Connee Boswell
June Christy
Russ Columbo
Rosemary Clooney
Perry Como
Nat King Cole
Barbara Cook
Chris Connor
Bing Crosby
Bobby Darin
Blossom Dearie Sammy Davis Jr.
Doris Day
Billy Eckstine
Darlene Edwards Ella Fitzgerald Helen Forrest
Judy Garland
Hildegarde
Shirley Horn
Helen Нumes
Billie Holiday Lena Horne
Johnny Hartman Dick Haymes Al Jolson Eartha Kitt Julie London Peggy Lee Dean Martin
Johnny Mathis Mabel Mercer
Carmen McRae
Anita O'Day
Carol Sloan
Каy Starr
Dinah Shore Frank Sinatra Kate Smith
Maxine Sullivan
Bobby Short
Jeri southern
Jo Stafford
Barbra Streisand
Sylvia Syms
Dakota Staton
Sophie Tucker
Mel Тогmé
Sarah Vaughan
Dinah Washington
Ethel Waters
Lee Wiley

THE BIG BANDS
Count Basie
Cab Calloway
Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey
Duke Ellington
Benny Goodman
Harry James
Glenn Miller
Artie Shaw
Paul Whiteman


AMERICAN SONG YEAR BY YEAR
The 19th Century
The 1900s and Teens
The 1920s
The 1930s
The 1940s
The 1950s
The 1960s

THE SONGWRITERS
Нarold Arlen
Harold Adamson
Milton Ager
Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Irving Berlin
Johnny Burke and Joseph Myrow
James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Hoagy Carmichael
Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh
Betty Comden and Adolph Green
De Sylva, Brown, and Henderson
Harry Warren and Al Dubin
Mort Dixon and Allie Wrubel
Walter Donaldson
Vernon Duke
Duke Ellington
Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal Stephen Foster Dorothy Fields
Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
Fred Fisher
George and Ira Gershwin
Mack Gordon and Harry Revel
E.Y. Harburg
Victor Herbert
Jerry Нermaп
W.C. Handy
Joe Howard
Jerome Kern
Gus Kahn
Sam М. Lewis and Joe Young
Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Burton Lane
Frank Loesser
Sidney Mitchell and Lew Pollack
Johnny Мeгcer
Hugh Martin
Joseph McCarthy
Jimmy McHugh
Cole Porter
Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin
Billy Rose
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
Jule Styne
Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz
Thomas "Fats" Waller and Andy Razaf
Paul Francis Webster
Richard A. Whiting
George Wright and Chet Forrest
Harry Woods
Ned Washington
Vincent Youmans





Ken Bloom

THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK

editore BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL
edizione 2005
pagine 320
formato 26x32
cartonato con sovracoperta colori
tempo medio evasione ordine
5 giorni

35.00 €
17.5 €

ISBN : 1-57912-448-8
EAN : 9781579124489

 
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