The Resource The B-side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song, Ben Yagoda

The B-side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song, Ben Yagoda

Label
The B-side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song
Title
The B-side
Title remainder
the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song
Statement of responsibility
Ben Yagoda
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it's a bit less widely understood that in about 1950, this stream of great songs more or less dried up. All of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn't Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but "Come on-a My House" and "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?" Elvis and rock and roll arrived a few years later, and at that point the game was truly up. What happened, and why? In The B Side, acclaimed cultural historian Ben Yagoda answers those questions in a fascinating piece of detective work. Drawing on previously untapped archival sources and on scores of interviews--the voices include Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt, and Herb Alpert--the book illuminates broad musical trends through a series of intertwined stories. Among them are the battle between ASCAP and Broadcast Music, Inc.; the revolution in jazz after World War II; the impact of radio and then television; and the bitter, decades-long feud between Mitch Miller and Frank Sinatra. The B Side is about taste, and the particular economics and culture of songwriting, and the potential of popular art for greatness and beauty. It's destined to become a classic of American musical history" --
Summary
According to cultural historian Ben Yagoda, America's songwriting peaked decades ago -- from about 1925 through the end of World War II. But The B-Side doesn't wage war on current crooners; rather, it unearths the elements that have changed the American musical landscape, from copyright law to Hollywood and Broadway to rock 'n' roll itself. Whether you're interested in the Golden Age of Songwriting or simply love music in all its varieties, The B-Side is a hit. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Writing style
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392162
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yagoda, Ben
Dewey number
782.421640973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3477
LC item number
.Y34 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song
Label
The B-side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song, Ben Yagoda
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1766926
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue. Premises, premises -- Mr. Miller and Mr. Schwartz, 1954 -- I get a kick out of you, 1885-1933 -- Jukebox Saturday night, 1925-1942 -- As time goes by, 1941-1948 -- What happened to the music? 1946-1954 -- Brill Building boys, and girl, 1950-1955 -- The big beat, 1951-1968 -- Fly me to the moon, 1939-1965 -- Epilogue. Do you believe in magic? 1957-1965
Control code
ocn900607051
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698172517
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BFE4B76E-EBD6-4D45-95FD-E4F2255AB828
System control number
(OCoLC)900607051
Label
The B-side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song, Ben Yagoda
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1766926
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue. Premises, premises -- Mr. Miller and Mr. Schwartz, 1954 -- I get a kick out of you, 1885-1933 -- Jukebox Saturday night, 1925-1942 -- As time goes by, 1941-1948 -- What happened to the music? 1946-1954 -- Brill Building boys, and girl, 1950-1955 -- The big beat, 1951-1968 -- Fly me to the moon, 1939-1965 -- Epilogue. Do you believe in magic? 1957-1965
Control code
ocn900607051
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698172517
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BFE4B76E-EBD6-4D45-95FD-E4F2255AB828
System control number
(OCoLC)900607051

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