Movie Song Catalog: Performers and Supporting Crew for the Songs Sung in 1460 Musical and Nonmusical Films, 1928-1988

Movie Song Catalog: Performers and Supporting Crew for the Songs Sung in 1460 Musical and Nonmusical Films, 1928-1988

by Ruth Benjamin, Arthur Rosenblatt
     
 

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An exhaustive reference volume to the thousands of songs, songwriters and performers in 1,460 American and British films (musical and nonmusical) since the advent of the talkie in 1928.

Listed alphabetically by film title, each entry provides full production information on the movie, including the country of origin, year of release, running time, director,

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An exhaustive reference volume to the thousands of songs, songwriters and performers in 1,460 American and British films (musical and nonmusical) since the advent of the talkie in 1928.

Listed alphabetically by film title, each entry provides full production information on the movie, including the country of origin, year of release, running time, director, musical director, musical score, studio, producer, orchestra or bands featured, music backup, vocalist, (dubber who sang on the soundtrack), and performers. Each song title in the main entry is followed by the name of the performer, lyricist, composer, and, when appropriate, arranger.

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CTA Bulletin
"comprehensively and accurately researched.... The presentation is excellent, with 352 library bound pages of fascinating movie song facts.... Thoroughly recommended"
Booknews
Encompassing both British and American films, entries are listed alphabetically by film title, and include full production information. Songs enumerated for each film are accompanied by performer's, lyricist's, and composer's names, and brief reviews of the period are often noted. Offers indexes by song, performer, and songwriter, and a painless way to discover who was really singing for your favorite tone-deaf star. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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recommended
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impressive and exhaustive

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786467211
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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