Feb 29, 2020
They're Playing Our Song: Conversations With America's Classic Songwriters
Posted by Max Wilk

The careers, inspirations, and techniques of Jerome Kern, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin and seventeen other classic songwriters are revealed in Max Wilk s unique profiles, comprised of anecdotes, remembrances, reflections, and commentary either by the lyricists and composers thThe careers, inspirations, and techniques of Jerome Kern, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin and seventeen other classic songwriters are revealed in Max Wilk s unique profiles, comprised of anecdotes, remembrances, reflections, and commentary either by the lyricists and composers themselves or other show business professionals intimately associated with them The emphasis in each case is on the songs the magic and the craft behind such hits as Ol Man River, I Wanna Be Loved by You, My Funny Valentine, The Lady Is a Tramp, I m in the Mood for Love, Diamonds Are a Girl s Best Friend, Lullaby of Broadway, Moon River, That Old Black Magic, Over the Rainbow, Stormy Weather, Send in the Clowns, White Christmas, God Bless America, and thousands .

  • Title: They're Playing Our Song: Conversations With America's Classic Songwriters
  • Author: Max Wilk
  • ISBN: 9780306807466
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • They re Playing Our Song Conversations With America s Classic Songwriters The careers inspirations and techniques of Jerome Kern Lorenz Hart Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II Ira Gershwin Johnny Mercer Harold Arlen Stephen Sondheim Irving Berlin and seventeen o

    Lisa

    The interviews make this worth 5 stars, but I found the accompanying narrative to be 0 star stuff intrusive, stilted, grating a tone and manner too often like that of a middle schooler bent on becoming teacher s pet I believe in Wilk s admiration of his subjects, but a lot of the time, it really does come off sounding phony, contrived That said, the interviews are solid, which is probably why they re quoted so much Anyone who s read a good deal of American songbook history and or biography will [...]


    Dan

    Nice interviews and insights from the creators of the Great American Songbook A bit rambling in places, but affable and enjoyable.



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      Published :2019-08-15T07:02:10+00:00