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America"s songs the stories behind the songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley by Philip Furia

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

StatementPhilip Furia and Michael Lasser.
ContributionsLasser, Michael.
LC ClassificationsML3477 .F87 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3416602M
ISBN 100415972469
LC Control Number2005032854

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