Interview with Buddy Robbins, 1971-07-10

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Title
Interview with Buddy Robbins, 1971-07-10
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Robbins, Buddy (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

Interviews for the book "They're playing our song"

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-07-10
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53169
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2177
Topics
Robbins, Jack
Robbins, Buddy
Music publishers -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Source note: Title supplied by cataloger from information on the original container.
Content: Original interview conducted by Max Wilk, playwright, screenwriter and author of fiction and nonfiction books, for the book "They're playing our song" published in 1973.
Venue: Recorded in Stamford, Connecticut 1971 July 10.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53169.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 51 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
The topic of this interview is "music business in the old days." Bob Robbins (who is in the music business) speaks about his late father, Jack Robbins, who ran his own music publishing firms that were closely associated with Hollywood studios (he sold one to MGM) and engaged a team of prominent American composers (Vernon Duke, Duke Ellington, Louis Alter, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, etc.) which resulted in publishing musical hits such as "Over the rainbow", "Ballad for Americans" etc.; his stormy relationship with Louis Mayer, head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; the golden age of the movies; his father's ability to extract themes from film scores and turn them into pop songs; composers C. Porter, I. Berlin, F. Loesser, J. Styne, J. Kern, etc.; famous dance bands; and prominent lyricists such as Gus (Gustav) Kahn, Johnny Mercer, and others.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879646032
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202470
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cc86b340-b3f7-0133-f820-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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  • 1971: Created
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Buddy Robbins, 1971-07-10" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cebbf2a0-b3f7-0133-d840-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Buddy Robbins, 1971-07-10" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 23, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cebbf2a0-b3f7-0133-d840-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Buddy Robbins, 1971-07-10 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cebbf2a0-b3f7-0133-d840-3c07547a230f

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Interview with Buddy Robbins, 1971-07-10