The Story of Fake Books: Bootlegging Songs to Musicians


Barry Kernfeld

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 174 pages

File size: 3.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Bootleg fake books – unauthorized anthologies of songs notated in a musical shorthand – have been used for decades by countless pop, jazz, and country musicians. Drawing from FBI files, newspaper accounts, court records, and oral history, Bootlegging Songs to Musicians reveals the previously unknown stories of the origins and prosecution of pop-song fake-book bootleggers, and of the emergence of the definitive jazz fake book, The Real Book.