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Baseball's greatest hit : the story of Take me out to the ball game / Andy Strasberg, Bob Thompson, Tim Wiles; [foreword by Carly Simon, introduction by Bud Selig].

Title
Baseball's greatest hit : the story of Take me out to the ball game / Andy Strasberg, Bob Thompson, Tim Wiles; [foreword by Carly Simon, introduction by Bud Selig].
Author
Strasberg, Andy
Publication
New York, N.Y. : Hal Leonard Corp., c2008.

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Additional Authors
  • Thompson, Robert
  • Wiles, Tim, 1964-
  • Von Tilzer, Albert.
  • Norworth, Jack, 1879-1959
  • Simon, Carly
  • Selig, Bud, 1934-
  • Thompson, Bob (Robert F.), 1960-
  • Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Description
xiii, 210 p. : ill. (some col.); 29 cm. +
Summary
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is the third most frequently sung song in America, after "Happy Birthday" and "The Star-Spangled Banner," and you'd be hard-pressed to find an American who doesn't know the words. With the release of this special edition, full-color, hardcover book, the complete story of the song is presented, taking us on a fascinating journey into how "Ball Game" has come to take a unique place in our cultural landscape.
Alternative Title
  • Story of Take me out to the ball game
  • Take me out to the ball game
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Music
  • Compact discs.
Note
  • CD contains various iterations of the song, by Norworth and Von Tilzer.
  • Contents of accompanying compact disc on p. 209-210.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-195) and index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- The return of peanuts -- Prologue -- Unsung heroes -- Hit or myth? -- Long-distance dedication -- The amphion -- A magic lantern ride -- Faces of "Take me out to the ball game" -- Chart toppers -- Baseball in 1908 -- Tinkering with music -- A bit of a stretch -- Get up, stand up: how the seventh-inning stretch is observed today -- The movie we never saw -- Sinatra to Kelly to Williams -- Talking the talk -- Nelly Kelly -- Dame Yankees -- Florence and Anna -- Harry goes electric -- Time line -- Can pigeons carry a tune? -- What's in a song? -- Weddings, funerals, and LL Cool J -- Show me the money -- The song that keeps on giving -- The times they are a-changin' -- Going, going, gone ... -- The sound track of summer -- After peanuts -- before Cracker Jack -- Where's the music? -- Music of the sphere -- Andy plays post office -- Got 'im, got 'im, need 'im, got 'im -- The Cracker Jack connection -- The perfect pitch -- Parodies -- The national anthem -- Little big man -- Our top ten baseball songs -- Record collectors -- Addendum: Professor Headlam's formal musical theoretical analysis of "Take me out to the ball game" -- Discography.
ISBN
  • 9781423431886
  • 142343188X
OCLC
  • 1305082534
  • SCSB-10143475
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library