The Songs of J. Will Callahan: Tin Pan Alley's Blind Lyricist

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Mary Jane Doerr, 2022 - Lyricists - 288 pages
Descriptions and comments of some 200 of the song written by Tin Pan Alley lyricist J. Wil Callahan (1874-1946). Although blind, he worked with over 70 different composers and publishers throughout the county. His biggest hit "Smiles" published in 1917 sold over 5 million copies.

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About the author (2022)

"The Songs of J. Will Callahan" is Mary Jane Doerr" second book. Her first book "Bay View, An American Idea" was awarded the 2010 State History Award from the Historical Society of Michigan. She has written for numerous publications including the Petoskey News-Review for 40 years. Ms.Doerr wrote the article on the history of the Detroit Opera House for the 1996 Grand Opening Program of Michigan Opera Theatre. She holds a Master's Degree in Education from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. She was a tutor for English at Oakland Community College. Ms. Doerr is a Level II Alpine Ski instructor.

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