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Overview and Commentary
Abe Lyman (This section is currently in preparation)
As a musician, "Abe Lyman was a drummer [getting his start playing in silent film theaters] and led an early West Coast dance band, which had in its ranks several hot players, including two from New Orleans, namely Ray Lopez on trumpet and Gus Mueller on clarinet. Like many similar bands of the time, they played a preponderance of popular tunes, but in amongst that fare they managed to work in some of a hotter variety" (from Amazon customer reviewer, Barry McCanna)
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Master List of Great American Songbook Songwriters
Names of songwriters who have written at least one song included in the Cafe Songbook Catalog of The Great American Songbook are listed below.
Names of songwriters with two or more song credits in the catalog (with rare exceptions) are linked to their own Cafe Songbook pages, e.g. Fields, Dorothy.
Names of songwriters with only one song credit in the catalog are linked to the Cafe Songbook page for that song, on which may be found information about the songwriter or a link to an information source for him or her.
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