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Published: 11 January 2022

576 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190939953

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American Popular Song

The Great Innovators, 1900-1950

Third Edition

Author Alec Wilder and Robert Rawlins

  • Discusses over 800 classic songs from the golden age of American popular music
  • Includes 700 musical examples
  • Written for all fans of American popular song, including fans without knowledge of music theory

New to this Edition:

  • This 50th anniversary edition includes an additional 53 songs, including 10 by Alec Wilder himself
  • Features new chapters on Fats Waller and Duke Ellington
  • Provides not only historical context for each song, but also new discussion of composition and structure of the songs