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The B-Side

The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song

by Ben Yagoda

Hardcover, 310 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27.95 |

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The B-Side
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The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song
Author
Ben Yagoda

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An acclaimed cultural historian — drawing on previously untapped archival sources and a vast array of interviews with such voices as Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt and Herb Alpert — presents a fascinating social history of the Great American Songwriting Era.