By Will Friedwald
Each bankruptcy supplies us a longer background of 1 song—the situations lower than which it used to be written and primary performed—and then explores its musical and lyric content material. Drawing on his large wisdom of files and the careers of appearing artists, Friedwald tells us who used to be accountable for making those songs recognized and discusses intensive the performers who've left their certain marks on them. He writes approximately diversifications in functionality variety, approximately either vintage and vague types of the songs, approximately brilliantly unique interpretations and ghastly travesties. after which there’s the thoroughly unforeseen, like Stan Freberg’s politically right “Elderly guy River.”
This is a e-book for all fans of yank music to discover, argue with, and savor.
From the Hardcover edition.