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Author Kernfeld, Barry Dean, 1950- author.

Title The story of fake books : bootlegging songs to musicians / Barry Kernfeld.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Scarecrow Press, 2006.

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 Talbott: Circulating Collection  ML3506 .K47    Available  ---
Description xx, 153 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm.
Series Studies in jazz ; no. 53
Studies in jazz ; no. 53.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents The Tune-dex : a card catalogue for the music industry -- The growth of cocktail lounges : musicians need Tune-dex, too -- Song and copyright and the invention of chord symbols -- The Tune-dex fake books : enter the FBI -- Evidence given in 4/4 time -- Legit fake books -- The making of the real book.
Summary "Through accounts by jazz musicians Steve Swallow and Pat Metheny, The Story of Fake Books also reveals the definitive history of the most popular fake book, one that has acquried a legendary status among jazz musicians : an anthology of jazz tunes called The Real Book. Drawing from information in FBI files, entertainment trade papers, and federal court records, Kernfeld's pioneering research brings together aspects of pop music history and copyright law to disclose the predecessors of current-day battles over pop-song piracy."--rear cover.
Language English text.
Subject Jazz -- Fake books -- History.
Jazz -- Fake books.
Music -- Fake books -- History.
Music -- Fake books.
Genre/Form History.
ISBN 0810857278 (paperback : alkaline paper)
9780810857278 (paperback : alkaline paper)