Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 April 1972

576 Pages | musical examples

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195014457

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American Popular Song

The Great Innovators, 1900-1950

Alec Wilder
Edited with an introduction by James T. Maher and with a new foreword by Gene Lees

"Wonderful"--The New York Times. "Provocative, opinionated, and never dull"--Down Beat. "A singular book"--Studs Terkel. Hailed as the definitive account of the classic era of American popular music, this essential book is available again, with a new forward by jazz critic Gene Lees. Both skillfully analytical and engagingly informal, American Popular Song examines the musical qualities that created an authentic American art form. art form.


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