A fine romance : Jewish songwriters, American songs / David Lehman.
Author: Lehman, David, 1948-
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Nextbook/Schocken, c2009.
ISBN: 9780805242508 :
Description: 249 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Jewish encounters
Subject: Popular music United States History and criticism.
Popular music United States Jewish influences.
Jewish composers United States.
Jewish lyricists United States.
Contents: Apologia : little white lies -- Prelude : Jewish genius -- My romance -- Tales of the uncles, part I -- Tales of the uncles, part II -- Last night when we were young -- I didn't know what time it was -- The world on a string -- A right to sing the blues -- Some other time.
Summary: A look at the formation of the American songbook-the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies-and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews. -- Dust jacket.