America's Songs

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

By Philip Furia, Michael Lasser

© 2006 – Routledge

358 pages

Purchasing Options:
New in Paperback: 9780415990523
pub: 2008-02-27
Hardback: 9780415972468
pub: 2006-05-12

About the Book

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


"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:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / General
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Musicals