To learn more about this year’s The Song is You! composers, click on the links below.
Paper Moon: The Songs of Yip Harburg
American Song Lyricists, 1920-60, edited by Philip Furia in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 265. New York: Thomson Gale, 2002
A Depression-Era Anthem For Our Times: NPR “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” depicts the way the American Dream can dissolve into bread lines and bankruptcy. Commentator Rob Kapilow and Susan Stamberg reveal the secret to the Depression-era anthem’s success — and discuss its resonance today.
A Tribute to Yip Harburg: The Man Who Put the Rainbow in The ‘Wizard Of Oz’: Democracy Now Known as “Broadway’s Social Conscience,” a journey through the life and work of Yip Harburg, the Broadway lyricist who wrote such hits as “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” and who put the music into The Wizard of Oz.