Everybody loves pop. It's Frank Sinatra, The Monkees, Madonna and the boy (or girl!) band of the day. Pop music is an "Unchained Melody." Pop music is "Over The Rainbow." Pure pop is for now people...

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There is a lot to like about The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums by Will Friedwald. In fact, there’s everything to like about it, right down to the cover artwork and the Introduction, which you definitely should not skip. Here, the author frames the book’s focus as album-oriented; “the concept of the album had a long and respectable run” and “the CD would be, so far, the last physical format for which artists would put together programs of creative and interesting music.” This is due to the...more

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