The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Popular Standards

Authors: Morath, Max
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: MUS029000, MUS020000, MUS033000
ISBN: 9781101203118, Related ISBNs: 0399527443, 1101203110, 9780399527449, 9781101203118
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Every major singer from Frank Sinatra to Christina Aguilera. Every major composer from Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim. Every major song from a century of favorites. Every major musician and lyricist. Every major styling from blues, jazz, and country to folk, big band, and rock and roll

The most recorded songs of all time. A guide to understanding the "standard" lingo. The evolution of popular music from Tin Pan Alley to contemporary musical theater, and more.
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