This book is a splendid vision of a time long past, featuring songwriters like Irving Berlin, the little pianist who couldn't, and George Gershwin, the master and mentor to them all. There are the great jazz songwriters - Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, and Duke Ellington. And the toasts of Broadway - Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers, as well as Johnny Mercer, Jimmy van Heusen, and the remarkable Harry Warren, whom most have never even heard of. All these talented writers spoke to America for almost three decades. Sheed tell their stories, enriched by anecdotes, and intimate details of their personal relationships, from an intensely personal viewpoint in a style that is as ingratiating as it is authoritative. Millions heard and loved these songs - and still do - that is why they are called 'standards'.
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Subtítulo: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM IRVING, COLE, AND A CREW