Always Magic in the Air

The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era
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Author(s): Ken Emerson
Original Publish Date: Sep 26, 2006
Product Number: EB00389594
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101156926
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, after the shock of Elvis Presley and before the Beatles spearheaded the British Invasion, fourteen gifted young songwriters huddled in midtown Manhattan's legendary Brill Building and a warren of offices a bit farther uptown and composed some of the most beguiling and enduring entries in the Great American Songbook. Always Magic in the Air is the first thorough history of these renowned songwriters-tunesmiths who melded black, white, and Latino sounds, integrated audiences before America desegregated its schools, and brought a new social consciousness to pop music.

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