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Chapter Eight Masterpieces by Strayhorn: Writing for Albums

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter unravels Strayhorn’s often hidden contributions to the successful LP albums recorded by the Ellington orchestra in the 1950s. It discusses Strayhorn’s contributions to Blue Rose ... More


Songs for Swingin’ Show Fans: Hit Singles and the Catalog of Broadway

Laurence Maslon

in Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199832538
eISBN:
9780190620424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199832538.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The market for single recordings, now on the 45 rpm format, was still huge in the 1950s. Songs from Broadway shows were immensely popular with commercial singers at the time, such as Perry Como, ... More


Time Flies

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter documents Bradbury’s collaboration with composer-lyricist Jimmy Webb on a new 1989 musical stage version of Dandelion Wine, and the subsequent series of performances at Kermit Christman’s ... More


The Quality of Song

Con Chapman

in Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190653903
eISBN:
9780190055288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653903.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

The chapter discusses the way many contemporary singers compared Johnny Hodges’s sound to human song. Top singers of his day including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett all thought of his ... More


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