The Unsung Songwriters (Studies in Jazz #34) (Hardcover)

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The Unsung Songwriters (Studies in Jazz #34) (Hardcover)

The Unsung Songwriters is dedicated to a period in the history of American music that author Warren Vach calls the "Golden Age of Songwriting," and to the men and women who made it great. Contrary to the widely held opinion that most of our hit and standard songs were composed by a handful of top writers-Berlin, Gershwin, Kern, Porter, and Rodgers-the fact is that the vast majority of them were written by relatively unknown composers. In this definitive reference work to the "unsung songwriters," you will find Al Neiberg, the author of "It's the Talk of the Town," Maceo Pinkard, the mind behind "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Sugar," Harry Woods for "Try a Little Tenderness," J. Fred Coots for "You Go to My Head," and many more.
Product Details ISBN: 9780810835702
ISBN-10: 0810835703
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Publication Date: April 5th, 2000
Pages: 784
Language: English
Series: Studies in Jazz