American Popular Song Lyricists: Oral Histories, 1920s–1960s by Michael Whorf

By Michael Whorf

during this quantity (a spouse to American well known music Composers), 39 best American lyricists from the Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and Broadway of the Nineteen Twenties to the Nineteen Sixties speak about their careers and percentage the tales of constructing a number of the such a lot liked songs in American track. Interviewed for radio within the Seventies, they contain such writing groups as Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph eco-friendly, and Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, and such participants as Harold Adamson, E.Y. Harburg, Gus Kahn, Leo Robin and Paul Francis Webster. photos and infrequent sheet tune reproductions accompany the interviews.

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