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Hit Songs, 1900-1955: American Popular Music of the Pre-Rock Era
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Hit Songs, 1900-1955: American Popular Music of the Pre-Rock Era

by Don Tyler
 

This is a chronology of the most famous songs from the years before rock 'n' roll. The top hits for each year are described, including vital information such as song origin, artist(s), and chart information. For many songs, the author includes any web or library holdings of sheet music covers, musical scores, and free audio files. An extensive collection of

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This is a chronology of the most famous songs from the years before rock 'n' roll. The top hits for each year are described, including vital information such as song origin, artist(s), and chart information. For many songs, the author includes any web or library holdings of sheet music covers, musical scores, and free audio files. An extensive collection of biographical sketches follows, providing performing credits, relevant professional awards, and brief biographies for hundreds of the era's most popular performers, lyricists, and composers. Includes an alphabetical song index and bibliography.

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Choice
many of [the] listings, particularly those from early in the century, are unique. Recommended
The Illustrated Press
"a great reference book, quiz book, trivia and the kind of a book that you pick up but can't put down...highly recommend"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786429462
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/02/2007
Pages:
554
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

A retired music professor from Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Florida, Don Tyler has written over two dozen choral compositions and arrangements. In addition, he has authored several books about music. He lives in Ocoee, Florida.

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