American Songbook: The Singers, Songwriters & The Songs

  • Title: American Songbook: The Singers, Songwriters & The Songs
  • Author: Ken Bloom Michael Feinstein
  • ISBN: 9781579124489
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover
  • American Songbook The Singers Songwriters The Songs Presented in the striking format of Ken Bloom s successful Broadway Musicals this rich visual history of popular song covers all of the prominent figures behind the music in front of the bandstand
    Presented in the striking format of Ken Bloom s successful Broadway Musicals, this rich visual history of popular song covers all of the prominent figures behind the music, in front of the bandstand, and on top of the piano The Singers includes Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Barbara Cook, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, and dozens The SongwritersPresented in the striking format of Ken Bloom s successful Broadway Musicals, this rich visual history of popular song covers all of the prominent figures behind the music, in front of the bandstand, and on top of the piano The Singers includes Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Barbara Cook, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, and dozens The Songwriters features Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Fields, Stephen Foster, Richard Rodgers, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and a host of others a lively section discusses the Big Bands and a decade by decade insert puts the entire history of popular music in perspective through words and pictures Each one of the than 200 listings in the book features the artist s personal and professional history, great songs, and important contributions, plus photos many rare , record covers, anecdotes, quotes, and Sidebars and features throughout cover topics of interest everything from Arrangers, Vocal Groups, and Keepers of the Flame to Tin Pan Alley, Parodists, and Classical Crossovers making this the most thorough survey of its kind Throughout, all of the great songs are discussed literally hundreds of songs, from Stardust to My Funny Valentine to White Christmas Illustrated biographies, discographies, chronologies, and indices make The American Songbook a full fledged reference as well as a pictorial feast.

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    1. Fantastic encyclopedia of singers and songwriters of the Great American Songbook. I love the full color pictures! The writing isn't dull or text-book-ish, but very easy to follow and full of insight. I was a little bugged that Ken Bloom didn't include Vic Damone in the list of singers. Frank Sinatra himself said that Vic Damone had "the best set of pipes in the business." Other than that, it is an essential guide for American Popular music.

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    2. Really excellent collection of material, but 4 stars due to the horrible editing of this book; missing pictures, misprints, misspellings, sentences getting cut off in page turns, silly typing mistakes, etc. Like every paper I ever submitted in college, this book looks like no one read it book after the author finished typing it.

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    3. A really interesting tour through a fascinating part of our nation's entertainment history. As I was reading, I was wishing I could have heard recordings of some of the more obscure gems mentioned in this book. The book also made me wonder how much of our current song history will survive into the coming decades. Will anyone in the future care to write or read a book about the music of the past 20 or 30 years? I'm not so sure .

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