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

Classic American Popular Song

The Second Half-Century, 1950-2000, 1st Edition

By David Jenness, Donald Velsey


408 pages | 118 B/W Illus.

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


"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.

About the Authors

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as a student at Yale and continuing thereafter, he has collected over 4000 American popular songs, many of them unpublished.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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal