The Story Behind the Song: 150 Songs that Chronicle the 20th Century by Bruce Nemerov
English | Jan 30, 2004 | ISBN: 0313319766 | 328 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
Songwriters often use lyrics to describe the current events and social attitudes of a particular period or people. An examination of America's popular songs—and the stories behind their creation—can help us better understand our history and culture. This chronologically organized volume provides the stories of 150 songs in 20th-century American history. Each chapter begins with an historical overview of how songs from the period reflected the political, social, and economic culture of the decade.