ARNOLD SHAW - INSCRIBED SHEET MUSIC SIGNED - HFSID 89459
Sale Price $81.00
Sheet music for Christmas and Chanukah inscribed by Shaw
Inscribedsheet music signed "To David Coxon/with all good wishes/Arnold Shaw". 3 pages including cover, 8 ½ x 11. Music and lyrics to The Lights of Christmas/Chanukah, published by Surosalinda Music Company. Shaw, (1909-1989) was an author and songwriter who's mainly known for his books on 20th century American popular music. He's most well-known for his 1969 book The Rock Revolution: What's Happening to Today's Music and for Honkers and Shouters: The Golden Years of Rhythm and Blues, as well as books on Frank Sinatra and Harry Belafonte, African-American music and popular music from the 1920's and 1950's. He also founded the Research Center for Popular Music at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in 1958, which is still active. He had less impact as a songwriter, entering the popular music industry in the 1940s as a pianist and songwriter. His most famous compositions include The Mod Moppet: Seven Nursery Rhyme Ripoffs, with lyrics by Rosemary Benet and Steven Vincent Benet. He became a music executive in 1945, joining the Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, where he spent most of his career. He also handled public relations for artists like Elvis Presley, Burt Bacarach and Paul Simon. Lightly toned and creased, otherwise in fine condition.
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