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The Story of Fake Books: Bootlegging Songs to Musicians (Volume 53) (Studies in Jazz, 53)
DescriptionFake books―anthologies of songs notated in a musical shorthand―have been used by countless pop and jazz musicians in both professional and amateur settings for more than half a century. The Story of Fake Books: Bootlegging Songs to Musicians traces the entertaining and previously unknown account of the origins of pop song fake books, which evolved through the bootlegging of a now obscure musical subscription service, the Tune-Dex. The book follows the history of fake books through their increase
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