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The Resource The B-side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song, Ben Yagoda

The B-side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song, Ben Yagoda

Label
The B-side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song
Title
The B-side
Title remainder
the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song
Statement of responsibility
Ben Yagoda
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it's a bit less widely understood that in about 1950, this stream of great songs more or less dried up. All of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn't Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but "Come on-a My House" and "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?" Elvis and rock and roll arrived a few years later, and at that point the game was truly up. What happened, and why? In The B Side, acclaimed cultural historian Ben Yagoda answers those questions in a fascinating piece of detective work. Drawing on previously untapped archival sources and on scores of interviews--the voices include Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt, and Herb Alpert--the book illuminates broad musical trends through a series of intertwined stories. Among them are the battle between ASCAP and Broadcast Music, Inc.; the revolution in jazz after World War II; the impact of radio and then television; and the bitter, decades-long feud between Mitch Miller and Frank Sinatra. The B Side is about taste, and the particular economics and culture of songwriting, and the potential of popular art for greatness and beauty. It's destined to become a classic of American musical history" --
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yagoda, Ben
Dewey number
782.421640973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
Label
The B-side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song, Ben Yagoda
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Premises, premises -- Mr. Miller and Mr. Schwartz, 1954 -- I get a kick out of you, 1885-1933 -- Jukebox Saturday night, 1925-1942 -- As time goes by, 1941-1948 -- What happened to the music? 1946-1954 -- Brill Building boys, and girl, 1950-1955 -- The big beat, 1951-1968 -- Fly me to the moon, 1939-1965 -- Epilogue. Do you believe in magic? 1957-1965
Control code
1581897
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594488498
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1581897
  • (OCoLC)881094034
Label
The B-side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song, Ben Yagoda
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Premises, premises -- Mr. Miller and Mr. Schwartz, 1954 -- I get a kick out of you, 1885-1933 -- Jukebox Saturday night, 1925-1942 -- As time goes by, 1941-1948 -- What happened to the music? 1946-1954 -- Brill Building boys, and girl, 1950-1955 -- The big beat, 1951-1968 -- Fly me to the moon, 1939-1965 -- Epilogue. Do you believe in magic? 1957-1965
Control code
1581897
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594488498
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1581897
  • (OCoLC)881094034

Library Locations

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