Yesterdays Popular Song in America

ISBN-10: 0393300625
ISBN-13: 9780393300628
Edition: 1983 (Reprint)
Authors: Charles Hamm
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Description: Charles Hamm begins with the music that eighteenth-century America imported and goes on to the minstrel shows, Stephen Foster and the songs of the Civil War, the giants of Tin Pan Alley (Berlin, Gershwin, Kern, Porter), and rock 'n' roll. Concluding  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Charles Hamm begins with the music that eighteenth-century America imported and goes on to the minstrel shows, Stephen Foster and the songs of the Civil War, the giants of Tin Pan Alley (Berlin, Gershwin, Kern, Porter), and rock 'n' roll. Concluding with a brief survey of the current decade, he makes some cogent observations on popular song as a genre.

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
"Listen, Listen to the Voice of Love"; or, British Concert and Stage Music in Early Americap. 1
"The Wounded Hussar"; or, The First Songs Written in Americap. 26
"Erin, the Tear and the Smile in Thine Eyes"; or, Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies in Americap. 42
"Hear Me, Norma"; or, Bel Canto Comes to America--Italian Opera as Popular Songp. 62
"The Minstrel's Return'd from the War"; or, The First American Songwritersp. 89
"Jim Crow"; or, The Music of the Early American Minstrel Showp. 109
"If I Were a Voice"; or, The Hutchinson Family and Popular Song As Political and Social Protestp. 141
"Come Back to Erin"; or, More Gems from the British Islesp. 162
"When the Swallows Homeward Fly"; or, German Song in Nineteenth-Century Americap. 187
"Old Folks at Home"; or, The Songs of Stephen Fosterp. 201
"All Quiet Along the Potomac"; or, Songs of the Civil Warp. 228
"The Old Home Ain't What It Used to Be"; or, American Song in the Postwar Yearsp. 253
"After the Ball"; or, The Birth of Tin Pan Alleyp. 284
"It's Only a Paper Moon"; or, the Golden Years of Tin Pan Alleyp. 326
"Rock Around the Clock"; or, the Rise of Rock 'n' Rollp. 391
"Sympathy for the Devil"; or, The Age of Rockp. 425
Epilogue: The Seventies and Beyondp. 465
The Most Popular Songs in America Printed before 1800p. 479
The Most Popular Songs in America, 1801-1825p. 481
Stephen Foster's List of Royalties Received for Various of His Songs, to 1857p. 483
The Top-Selling Foreign Songs in America in 1870p. 485
Top Forty: The Most Often Recorded Songs in America, 1900-1950p. 487
Variety Magazine's Golden 100 Tin Pan Alley Songs, 1918-1935p. 489
The Top Songs on "Your Hit Parade," 1935-1958p. 493
Bibliographyp. 495
Copyright Acknowledgmentsp. 504
Indexp. 507
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