Vincent Youmans   (GERALD  BORDMAN)   (0-19-503026-5)
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Vincent Youmans   (GERALD  BORDMAN)   (0-19-503026-5)
B1598. (VINCENT YOUMANS) GERALD BORDMAN. Days to be Happy, Years to be Sad – The Life and Music of Vincent Youmans. New York, Oxford University Press, 1982. 266pp. Index; List of Shows w.complete song listings & casts; Photos; DJ. - 0-19-503026-5


“Biography of the composer of ‘Tea for Two’, ‘Sometimes I'm Happy’, and numerous other popular tunes, whose 1925 musical NO, NO, NANETTE was the biggest musical comedy hit of the decade. As revealed in this biography, Youmans was a true child of the Lost Generation - afflicted by tragedy. NO, NO, NANETTE was the biggest musical-comedy success of the 1920s in both Europe and the USA. From 1927, Youmans also produced his own shows. He had another major success with HIT THE DECK!, but his subsequent productions were failures, though many of their songs remain popular. His last contributions to Broadway were some songs for TAKE A CHANCE (1932).”

- Zillah Dorset Akron