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The House That George Built: With a Little Help from Irving, Cole, and a Crew of about Fifty

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From Irving Berlin to Cy Coleman, from Tin Pan Alley to the MGM soundstages, the Golden Age of the American song embodied all that was cool, sexy, ... Show synopsis

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DHicks

Not to be missed

by DHicks on Jan 28, 2010

If you're a lover of music from the 20s, 30s, and 40s or you're curious as I was about the writers who penned such enduring music, Wilfred Sheed's book will please you immensely. Sheed writes with personal authority and obvious affection about the men - Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, et al - who made songwriting a legitimate profession and gave America something more to listen and hum than Tin Pan Alley novelties. It's delightful and fascinating to boot. Highly readable and highly recommended.

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Fun Facts

by qtippet on Apr 23, 2009

If you are at all interested in popular music or standards, this is the book for you. It is informative and fun at the same time because it is written for the music loving public, not for professional music scholars or critics.( Not that they couldn't learn from it too) I learned at lot and enjoyed doingso!

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