America's Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley (Hardback) book cover

America's Songs

The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley

By Philip Furia, Michael Lasser

© 2006 – Routledge

358 pages

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About the Book

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews

"This terrific book looks at the backstories of the great standards in American popular music. … You'll LOVE this book!" --"Book Bit" WTBF Radio

About the Authors

Philip Furia is one of the best-known writers on popular music, having authored critical biographies ofJohnny Mercer (2003),Irving Berlin (1998), and Ira Gershwin (1995), and the award-winning book Poets of Tin Pan Alley (1992). He teaches at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Michael Lasser is host of National Public Radio's "Fascinatin' Rhythm," a weekly program that focuses on the great American popular songs. It has been on the air since 1980, and was awarded a Peabody Award in 1995.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUS000000
MUSIC / General
MUS022000
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / General
MUS046000
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Musicals