HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Reading Lyrics: More Than 1,000 of the…
Loading...

Reading Lyrics: More Than 1,000 of the Century's Finest Lyrics--a…

by Robert Gottlieb, Robert Kimball

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
532221,808 (4)None
None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 2 of 2
This book gives me so much pleasure--recalling so many of my forgotten but favorite songs....and what writers we were in those days.... ( )
  Stronghart | Nov 12, 2007 |
An anthology of lyrics from 1900 to 1975: with more than one thousand songs, it's still incomplete, especially for those who nostalgically long for the days when music meant poetry. How to choose from among all the wonderful songs? The authors admit it was difficult and add "We regret the absence of somebody else's favorites, and hope for a happy response to our own." Oh, but how could you omit almost the whole ouevres from Porgy and Bess, Sound of Music, The King and I? And it would have been nice to have a cross-reference with Broadway shows. There are small introductions before each lyricist (who are included in order of date of birth). Some of the lyrics in the anthology are unfamiliar to me; some of the lyricists I didn't know at all.

Nevertheless, it's great to have a reference book on love, for that's truly what it is: You Made Me Love You; Love Me or Leave Me; Fools Fall in Love; At Long Last Love; I Only Have Eyes for You; Let's Fall in Love; Falling In Love With Love; You Were Meant for Me; Maybe This is Love; It's Got to Be Love; Somebody Loves Me; People Will Say We're in Love; Let's Do It: Let's Fall In Love; Can This Be Love? Let's Not Talk About Love; The Man I Love; It's Love Again; I'm in the Mood for Love; Love Is Here to Stay; Love Is Sweeping the Country; Love is a Many-Splendored Thing; When I Fall In Love; Head Over Heels in Love....

Altogether, a book to love, in spite of shortcomings; the authors did their best, and I appreciate the resource.

(JAF)
  nbmars | Jul 5, 2007 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Robert Gottliebprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kimball, Robertmain authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
10 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5 1
3 1
3.5 1
4
4.5
5 3

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,352,637 books! | Top bar: Always visible