American popular song composers : oral histories, 1920s-1950s / Michael Whorf ; foreword by Pete Misiak

Author(s): Whorf, Michael
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Subjects: Popular music--United States--History and criticism
Composers--United States--Interviews
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2012
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: ix, 245 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2012007551
ISBN: 9780786465378 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786465379 (softcover : alk. paper)
40020875675
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-232) and index
Summary: "This volume contains biographies of the leading American composers, the gifted men and women who wrote the great popular songs from the 1920s to the 1950s. Featured are interviews with many of the legendary composers. Included are photographs and rare sheet music reproductions, as well as fascinating information on the stories behind the songs"--Provided by publisher
Contents: 1. Milton (Milt) Ager, 1893-1979 -- 2. Louis (Lou) Alter, 1902-1980 -- 3. Harold Arlen, 1905-1986 -- 4. Bennie Benjamin, 1907-1989 -- 5. Eubie Blake, 1883-1983 -- 6. Rube Bloom, 1902-1976 -- 7. Saul Chaplin, 1912-1997 -- 8. Cy Coleman, 1928-1997 -- 9. J. Fred Coots, 1897-1985 -- 10. George Duning, 1908-2000 -- 11. Sherman Edwards, 1919-1981 -- 12. Sammy Fain, 1902-1989 -- 13. John Green, 1908-1989 -- 14. Arthur Hamilton, ca. 1926- -- 15. Jerry Herman, 1932- -- 16. Bronislaw Kaper, 1902-1983 -- 17. Irwin Kostel, 1911-1994 -- 18. Burton Lane, 1912-1997 -- 19. Henry Mancini, 1924-1994 -- 20. Johnny Mandel, 1925- -- 21. Gerald Marks, 1900-1997 -- 22. Johnny Marks, 1909-1985 -- 23. Vic Mizzy, 1916-2009 -- 24. Joe Myrow, 1910-1987 -- 25. Ben Oakland, 1907-1979 -- 26. Abe Olman, 1887-1984 -- 27. David Raksin, 1912-2004 -- 28. David Rose, 1910-1984 -- 29. Arthur Schwartz, 1900-1984 -- 30. Harlod Spina, 1906-1997 -- 31. Charles Strouse, 1928- -- 32. Jule Styne, 1905-1994 -- 33. Dana Suesse, 1911-1987 -- 34. Kay Swift, 1905-1993 -- 35. James (Jimmy) Van Heusen, 1913-1990 -- 36. Harry Warren, 1893-1981 -- 37. Richard Whiting, 1891-1938 -- 38. Meredith Wilson, 1902-1984 -- 39. Guy Wood, 1912-2001
OCLC Number: 778991040
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786465378
0786465379
4002087567