Stardust Melodies: The Biography of Twelve of America's Most Popular Songs ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Will Friedwald

Stardust Melodies: The Biography of Twelve of America's Most Popular Songs

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: July 2009
ISBN: 9780307559982
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$14.99
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
In Stardust Melodies, Will Friedwald takes each of these legendary songs apart and puts it together again, with a staggering wealth of detail and unprecedented understanding.

Each chapter gives us an extended history of one song-the circumstances under which it was written and first performed—and then explores its musical and lyric content. Drawing on his vast knowledge of records and the careers of performing artists, Friedwald tells us who was responsible for making these songs famous and discusses in depth the performers who have left their unique marks on them. He writes about variations in performance style, about both classic and obscure versions of the songs, about brilliantly original interpretations and ghastly travesties. And then there's the completely unexpected, like Stan Freberg's politically correct "Elderly Man River."

This is a book for all lovers of American song to explore, argue with, and savor.


From the Hardcover edition.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Stardust Melodies ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
3964 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Will Friedwald
A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Will Friedwald
A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
Will Friedwald
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, November 2010
ISBN: 9780375421495
Format: ePub
Our price: $24.99