Great men of American popular song: the history of the American popular song told through the lives, careers, achievements, and personalities of its foremost composers and lyricists-from William Billings of the Revolutionary War to the "folk-rock" of Bob Dylan
"The history of the American popular song told through the lives, careers, achievements and personalities of its foremost composers and lyricists - from William Billings of the Revolutionary War to the "folk-art" of Bob Dylan."
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