From mid-nineteenth century ballads to today's Top Forty hits, this book lists title, composer, lyricist and publication year for 12,000+ songs. Plus it's filled with hundreds of trivia questions and a guide to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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Music industry jack-of-all-trades Jacobs has compiled an index of over 12,000 popular songs spanning everything from parlor songs of the mid-1800s to top 40 hits of the 1980s. Arranged alphabetically by song title, entries include composer, lyricist, publication date, and relevant special information. Cross-indexing by composer is also provided, as are appendixes noting award-winning songs/songwriters and a trivia quiz. Interspersed throughout are Jacobs's numerous anecdotes and stories. Libraries shopping for a one-volume ready reference source will find this useful, but the undisputed champ of the genre is still Nat Shapiro's Popular Music (Gale, 1964+). For libraries with this standard reference set, Jacobs's book is an unnecessary duplication. Barry Miller, Austin P.L, Tex.
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