Classic American Popular Song: The Second Half-Century, 1950-2000

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Routledge, Feb 4, 2014 - Music - 406 pages
First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

1 Classic Pop at Midcentury
1
2 The Music Went Round and Round
45
3 Late Flowering from Old Stock
67
4 Indian Summer of the Classic Popular Song
105
5 Restocking the Songbook
147
6 The Land Where the Good Songs Go
205
7 Other Voices in Popular Song
243
8 Sondheim and After
281
9 Classic American Popular Song at the End of the Twentieth Century
329
Permissions
341
General Index
359
Song Index
367
Songwriters Index
381
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About the author (2014)

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as a student at Yale and continuing thereafter, he has collected over 4000 American popular songs, many of them unpublished.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

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