By Ken Emerson
Throughout the overdue Nineteen Fifties and early Sixties, after the surprise of Elvis Presley and ahead of the Beatles spearheaded the British Invasion, fourteen proficient younger songwriters huddled in midtown Manhattan's mythical Brill construction and a warren of workplaces a section farther uptown and composed one of the most beguiling and enduring entries within the nice American Songbook. Always Magic within the Air is the 1st thorough historical past of those well known songwriters-tunesmiths who melded black, white, and Latino sounds, built-in audiences prior to the US desegregated its colleges, and taken a brand new social recognition to pop music.
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