Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the by Ken Emerson

By Ken Emerson

Through the past due Nineteen Fifties and early Sixties, after the surprise of Elvis Presley and ahead of the Beatles spearheaded the British Invasion, fourteen talented younger songwriters huddled in midtown Manhattan's mythical Brill construction and a warren of workplaces a piece farther uptown and composed one of the most beguiling and enduring entries within the nice American Songbook. Always Magic within the Air is the 1st thorough historical past of those popular songwriters-tunesmiths who melded black, white, and Latino sounds, built-in audiences ahead of the US desegregated its faculties, and taken a brand new social awareness to pop music.

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