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Broadway to Main StreetHow Show Tunes Enchanted America$
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Laurence Maslon

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199832538

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199832538.001.0001

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Turn Over for Act Two

Turn Over for Act Two

Content and the Context of Broadway

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Turn Over for Act Two
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Broadway to Main Street
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Laurence Maslon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199832538.003.0001

The ways in which music from Broadway reached listeners were different than most of popular music: show tunes had content, but full scores from Broadway had context as well as content. The act and the art of recovering the musical experience of a Broadway show for home listeners were both complex and challenging; how producers and composers met the technical and aesthetic challenges of capturing a narrative stage experience is the journey of this book. The songs from Broadway were and are an intensely personal and popular aspect of American popular culture; likewise, the cast albums themselves—and the songs from them—were among the most commercially successful recordings of the twentieth century.

Keywords:   Cast recordings, Cover recordings, Hit singles, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Glenn Gould, David Byrne, Broadway, Billboard charts

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