Classic American Popular Song : The Second Half-Century, 1950-2000 book cover
1st Edition

Classic American Popular Song
The Second Half-Century, 1950-2000

ISBN 9780203958001
Published February 4, 2014 by Routledge
406 Pages 118 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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



David Jenness has performed as a pianist and singer, has been a music critic, and was president of the Kodaly Institute. As a historian of education, he is the author of Making Sense of Social Studies, among other works. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Donald Velsey is an architect by profession, and an amateur music historian. Beginning as a student at Yale and continuing thereafter, he has collected over 4000 American popular songs, many of them unpublished. He lives in Washington, DC.


"An excellent and much-needed contribution to the literature of American popular song." -- Phil Furia, University of North Carolina, author of The Poets of Tin Pan Alley.