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by Edward Jablonski

Download Harold Arlen: Rhythm, Rainbows, and Blues ePub
  • ISBN 1555533663
  • ISBN13 978-1555533663
  • Language English
  • Author Edward Jablonski
  • Publisher Northeastern University Press; New Ed edition (September 24, 1998)
  • Pages 444
  • Formats doc lrf lrf mbr
  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory Music
  • Size ePub 1322 kb
  • Size Fb2 1587 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 626

"The book is filled with arresting detail about Arlen's career. . . This one is required reading for anyone who cares about American popular music, or, it goes without saying, musical theatre." -- Show Music

Harold Arlen (1905-1986) composed some of America's most enduring popular songs, including "Over the Rainbow .

Harold Arlen (1905-1986) composed some of America's most enduring popular songs, including "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," "Get Flappy, "The Man That Got Away," and "Come Rain or Come Shine. Rooted in the traditions of jazz and the blues, his innovative music is still widely performed today by artists as diverse as Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, and Ray Charles.

Harold Arlen: Rhythm, Rainbows, and Blues. Edward Jablonski is the author of Alan Jay Lerner: A Biography, The Gershwin Years: George and Ira, Irving Berlin: A Biography, and many other books. The creator of such hit tunes as "Stormy Weather" and "Over the Rainbow," Harold Arlen is one of the underrated composers of American popular song. Journalist Jablonski (Gershwin, Northeastern Univ. He lives in New York City.

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Harold Arlen : Happy with the Blues. This engaging biography charts the course of Arlen's brilliant career, from bank leader in his native Buffalo, New York, to songwriter and vocalist in vaudeville, to composer of Broadway musicals and revues at Harlem's Cotton Club, to writer of the everlasting music in The Wizard of Oz and other films.

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Harold Arlen (1905-1986) composed some of America's most enduring popular songs, including Over the Rainbow. Edward Jablonski surpasses own earlier biography of Arlen. Particularly interesting are the fresh insights into Arlen's home life and emotional life. I highly recommend this to those interested in American music.

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Edward Jablonski is the author of Harold Arlen: Happy with the Blues and The Encyclopedia of American Music and co-author of The Gershwin Years: George and Ira. His articles have appeared in major periodicals and in Th. . His articles have appeared in major periodicals and in The New York Times. He has served as consultant to several Gershwin television productions. com bookstore provides you with a catalog of 200 books associated with the jazz standards.

Arlen wasn't patrician, and black musicians and dancers liked him. His music was played by the Ellington and Calloway bands, and his songs became street hits

Arlen wasn't patrician, and black musicians and dancers liked him. His music was played by the Ellington and Calloway bands, and his songs became street hits. By the mid-'30s, that era ended abruptly, and he turned to Broadway and Hollywood, but mostly the latter, in a Faustian bargain for better pay and concomitant obscurity. An efficacious reconsideration of a songwriter whose career exemplified the cross-pollination of black and white popular music. Everybody knows Arlen's songs (""Get Happy,"" ""Stormy Weather,"" ""Over the Rainbow""), but heretofore his story has been clumped with those of other show-tune composers.

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Shezokha
Fascinating book on the life of Harold Arlen who wrote many standards we still sing today. All of Edward Jablonski's biographies are extremely well researched and are very detailed. I have read his biographies of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, both great books. I highly recommend this.
Shak
I didn't read this book. My neighbor asked me to get it as a surprise for her husband. He was surprised. She was happy.
Quinthy
I wish I could praise this biography of Harold Arlen but I can't. Not because the author doesn't make an effort to try
to please with a plethora of information. That's the problem- too much information. The book is a sequel to an
earlier one done by the author several years earlier. There is just too much information. Over 360 pages of small
type and to the bitter end I was constantly looking ahead to see how many pages left and determining when to
skim sections.

The biographer felt it necessary to give us background information on every person Harold met and dealt with.
No! Write a book about them if it was important to detail their accomplishments.. This could have been cut down
by at least 75 pages if the author had been more disciplined. Maybe part of the problem is that Harold had a
great run in the early part of his career but by the early 1950s he was used up emotionally and it affected his work.
Much of that had to do with poor decisions in life on whom to partner with romantically as well as musically. So
how does one have anything positive to say about a person's last 20 years of life when there really isn't? I found the
only thing of interest at that point was his travails in getting in and out of Russia.

To be fair, the author seems to know a lot about music and goes to great lengths to explain the music theory
and chromatic patterns of Arlen's work. That's nice but how many of us are music majors who understand that?
Bottom line- if you are a music lover and appreciate the guy who wrote the music (not the words) for
Over The Rainbow, Get Happy and many other classics- read the book but don't feel compelled to read every
page or embarrassed to skip along.
Samulkis
A very fine biography of the wonderful and unique popular song composer, Harold Arlen. Edward Jablonski surpasses own earlier biography of Arlen. Particularly interesting are the fresh insights into Arlen's home life and emotional life. I highly recommend this to those interested in American music.