They're Playing Our Song: Conversations with America's Classic Songwriters

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Easton Studio Press LLC, 2008 - History - 388 pages
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Originally published in 1973, when it won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, reprinted
and revised several times since, They’re Playing Our Song is a classic oral history of American popular music. Now further updated with new material and new photographs, this book is indispensable for anyone interested in the Great American Songbook of the 20th
century, these classic and timeless songs and lyrics are as popular today as ever.
 

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Nice interviews and insights from the creators of the Great American Songbook. A bit rambling in places, but affable and enjoyable. Read full review

Contents

Three Little Words kalmar and ruby
17
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered lorenz hart
47
This Was a Real Nice Clambake oscar hammerstein ii
67
Sing Baby ira gershwin
85
Thanks for the Memory leo robin
101
Make Someone Happy betty comden
117
Lullaby of Broadway harry warren
125
Moon River johnny mercer
144
Over the Rainbow harold arlen
161
People Who Need People jule styne Bei Mir Bist Du Schön sammy cahn
224
Taking a Chance On Love vernon duke Wish You Were Here harold rome On a Clear Day You Can See Forever burton lane Put On a Happy Face le...
288
Everythings Coming Up Roses stephen sondheim
305
Guys and Dolls frank loesser Always irving berlin
374
Credits
387
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About the author (2008)

Max Wilk wrote 27 books, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as numerous television
shows, plays, musicals and movies, in a writing career spanning almost seventy years. He
died in 2011, still singing.

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