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The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song

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"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 ...

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The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song 2015, Riverhead Books

ISBN-13: 9781594634093

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The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song 2015, Riverhead Books

ISBN-13: 9781594488498

Hardcover