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.
|Publisher:||Easton Studio Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
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.
What People are Saying About This
"What an education it has given me to read this book. From Gershwin to Sondheim, it's all here."
"These are the composers I've always loved to play. When I read them it's as if they are talking to me and it's twice as interesting. Trust me. I do both. What could be better than the reading of the lyrics and the playing of the notes together? Bravo Max!"
"You know that a book is good when one of its subjects recommends it to you. That is how I discovered They're Playing Our Song. Ira Gershwin told me all about an essential book on American Popular Song. And now, years after Ira's death, when I read Max's chapter on him, I feel like I'm once again sitting at the feet of the master, carefully listening and absorbing Mr. Gershwin's perspective of a bygone but omnipresent era . . . . Strangely enough, time has made the book more important, like a bottle of fine vintage wine."
"Dear Max - a new edition! What a joy . . . Love from . . . "