The Resource The house that George built : with a little help from Irving, Cole, and a crew of about fifty, Wilfrid Sheed

The house that George built : with a little help from Irving, Cole, and a crew of about fifty, Wilfrid Sheed

Label
The house that George built : with a little help from Irving, Cole, and a crew of about fifty
Title
The house that George built
Title remainder
with a little help from Irving, Cole, and a crew of about fifty
Statement of responsibility
Wilfrid Sheed
Title variation
With a little help from Irving, Cole, and a crew of about fifty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From Irving Berlin to Cy Coleman, from "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to "Big Spender," from Tin Pan Alley to the MGM soundstages, the Golden Age of the American song embodied all that was cool, sexy, and sophisticated in popular culture. For four glittering decades, geniuses like Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen enticed unforgettable melodies out of thin air. Gershwin, in his brief but incandescent career, straddled Tin Pan Alley and Carnegie Hall, charming everyone in his orbit. Possessed of a world-class ego, Gershwin was also generous, exciting, and utterly original. Half a century later, his love songs are as moving as ever. Writer Sheed uncovered the legends, mingled with the greats, and gossiped with the insiders. Now he's crafted a dazzling history of the era that "tripled the world's total supply of singable tunes."--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML385
LC item number
.S582 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The house that George built : with a little help from Irving, Cole, and a crew of about fifty, Wilfrid Sheed
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • Jerome Kern : jazz comes to Broadway ... slowly
  • Cole Porter : from Peru to Paree to Broadway
  • Richard Rodgers : Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Rodgers
  • Hooray for Hollywood (sometimes)
  • Harry Warren : the king of the unknowns and his quiet reign in Hollywood
  • Jimmy Van Heusen : on the road with Bing and Frank
  • Johnny Mercer : the all-American voice
  • Frank Loesser's great New York musical
  • Gershwin's last heir : Burton Lane
  • Cy Coleman and the future
  • Introduction :
  • Coda : three more majors (for good measure)
  • Appendix :
  • some names that (almost) got away
  • I could write a book if they asked me
  • The road to Berlin
  • Irving Berlin : the little pianist who couldn't
  • Of thee I sing, Gershwin
  • Harold Arlen : the songwriter's songwriter
  • Hoagy Carmichael : the jazz song goes west
  • Duke Ellington : royalty
Control code
71427470
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st edition
Extent
xxvi, 335 pages
Isbn
9781400061051
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006051030
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)71427470

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