Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul

The Story Behind the Song : the Exclusive Personal Stories Behind 101 of your Favorite Songs

Book - 2009
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(Book). Recounts the exclusive, personal stories behind 101 of your favorite songs, from artists including Barry Manilow, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Paul Anka, Hall & Oates, Huey Lewis, Kanye West, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Heart, Queen, Bon Jovi and dozens of others. Features a foreword by Lamont Dozier, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and architect of the Motown sound.
Publisher: Cos Cob, Conn. : Chicken Soup for the Soul Pub., c2009.
ISBN: 9781935096405
Branch Call Number: 782. 42164 CAN
Characteristics: xv, 427 p. : ports.
Additional Contributors: Hansen, Mark Victor
Geffen, Jo-Ann


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Aug 17, 2010

Admittedly, I am not a musician but a writer who dissects lyrics of of album I listen to. I am always fascinated with creativity and the muses that bring it forth, I thought this would be a natural candidate for favourite. Well, it didn't become a favourite and I am passing it on but I did enjoy most of the journey. This book further demonstrated that not all lyricist are good writers, egos can get in the way and some simply did not understand the assignment. However, it did have a good variety of songs meant to have a message, just for expression, impulsive/inspired writing and long works of art that were crafted. Not every song/chapter contained insight but there is something to be gained, a new understanding, within this book.

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