Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 November 2014

256 Pages | 15 illustrations

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

ISBN: 9780199389186

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Who Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?

The Lives of an American Song

Todd Decker

  • Traces the journey of this historic song across seven decades and multiple musical genres
  • Offers new insight into the Civil Rights Movement through the changing lyrics of "Ol' Man River"
  • Features a star studded cast, including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Bing Crosby and more
  • Includes a companion website with over 150 audio examples illustrating the text