American Popular Song Composers: Oral Histories, 1920s–1950s by Michael Whorf

By Michael Whorf

during this quantity, 39 of the mythical composers from Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and Broadway of the Nineteen Twenties in the course of the Fifties speak about their careers and proportion the tales of constructing the various so much liked songs in American tune. Interviewed for radio within the mid–1970s, they comprise such giants as Harold Arlen, Eubie Blake, Cy Coleman, George Duning, Sammy Fain, Jerry Herman, Bronislaw Kaper, Henry Mancini, David Rose, Arthur Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Jule Styne, Jimmie Van Heusen, Harry Warren, Richard Whiting, and Meredith Willson. pictures and infrequent sheet track reproductions accompany the interviews.

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