Always magic in the air: the bomp and brilliance of the Brill Building era

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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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full_title always magic in the air the bomp and brilliance of the brill building era
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author Emerson, Ken, 1948-
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subject_facet Composers -- New York (State) -- New York, Lyricists -- New York (State) -- New York, Popular music -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1951-1960 -- History and criticism, Popular music -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1961-1970 -- History and criticism
title_display Always magic in the air : the bomp and brilliance of the Brill Building era
title_full Always magic in the air : the bomp and brilliance of the Brill Building era / Ken Emerson
title_short Always magic in the air :
title_sub the bomp and brilliance of the Brill Building era