About The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to Popular Standards
Every major singer from Frank Sinatra to Christina Aguilera. Every major composer from Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim. Every major song from a century of favorites. Every major musician and lyricist. Every major styling from blues, jazz, and country to folk, big band, and rock and roll
The most recorded songs of all time. A guide to understanding the “standard” lingo. The evolution of popular music from Tin Pan Alley to contemporary musical theater, and more.
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About Max Morath
Max Morath, a highly acclaimed ragtime musician and recording artist for the Vanguard and Solo labels, is the author of The Road to Ragtime and contributor to Jazz: A Reader’s Companion. He has been heard on NPR’s “Performances Today” and… More about Max Morath
Published by TarcherPerigee Feb 05, 2002| 256 Pages| ISBN 9781101203118