The Poets of Tin Pan Alley: A History of America's Great Lyricists

The Poets of Tin Pan Alley A History of America s Great Lyricists From the turn of the century to the s the songwriters of Tin Pan Alley dominated American music Irving Berlin Cole Porter George and Ira Gershwin Rodgers and Hart even today these giants remai

  • Title: The Poets of Tin Pan Alley: A History of America's Great Lyricists
  • Author: Philip Furia
  • ISBN: 9780195074734
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the turn of the century to the 1960s, the songwriters of Tin Pan Alley dominated American music Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart even today these giants remain household names, their musicals regularly revived, their methods and styles analyzed and imitated, and their songs the bedrock of jazz and cabaret In The Poets of Tin PanFrom the turn of the century to the 1960s, the songwriters of Tin Pan Alley dominated American music Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart even today these giants remain household names, their musicals regularly revived, their methods and styles analyzed and imitated, and their songs the bedrock of jazz and cabaret In The Poets of Tin Pan Alley Philip Furia offers a unique new perspective on these great songwriters, showing how their poetic lyrics were as important as their brilliant music in shaping a golden age of American popular song Furia writes with great perception and understanding as he explores the deft rhymes, inventive imagery, and witty solutions these songwriters used to breathe new life into rigidly established genres He devotes full chapters to all the greats, including Irving Berlin, Lorenz Hart, Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Oscar Hammerstain II, Howard Dietz, E.Y Harburg, Dorothy Fields, Leo Robin, and Johnny Mercer Furia also offers a comprehensive survey of other lyricists who wrote for the sheet music industry, Broadway, Hollywood, and Harlem nightclub revues This was the era that produced The New Yorker, Don Marquis, Dorothy Parker, and E.B White and Furia places the lyrics firmly in this fascinating historical context In these pages, the lyrics emerge as an important element of American modernism, as the lyricists, like the great modernist poets, took the American vernacular and made it sing.

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    • We whistle Gershwin, Kern, and Rodgers, but we sing Hammerstein, Gershwin, Hart, Harburg, Dubin, and Mercer. And least we do not forget the two who we both sing and whistle --Irving Berlin and Cole Porter--who were proficient in both words and music. Fun and cleaver book to read. So just enjoy!


    • An excellent book! Furia hit the nail of the head.Gives background, methods, styles and analysis of all the great lyricists from the era of 20th centurypopular song. A very good book and I'll probablyread it again!


    • These poets helped teach me how to write poetry. I thoroughly enjoyed this highly readable book featuring some of their finest work.


    • I couldn't finish it. I thought I would love it due to the subject, but it was so incredibly textbook ish and dull.


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