HUMOR IN AMERICAN SONG by Arthur Loesner

HUMOR IN AMERICAN SONG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From the satirical songs of the American Revolution through the popular songs in the army of the first World War. All types are here, -- minstrel songs, college songs, barbershop ballads, army and navy ditties, songs of cowboys, sailors, conlminers. I got quite a kick out of the amusing subhands, -- ""Blue Tory Noses"", ""Apron Strings"", etc. Running notes. Introductory material give a background for the basis of selection and a good historical and topical setting. The author is musician, wit and journalist, in Cleveland, Ohio. Words and music -- and entertaining line drawings by Samuel Adler.

Pub Date: Nov. 5th, 1942
Publisher: Howell, Soskin