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Will Friedwald, Stardust Melodies: A Biography of Twelve of America's Most Popular Songs (2002)

This wonderfully detailed set of mini-biographies tells the story of twelve popular songs from the twentieth century, from the music to the business and politics behind the tunes. The section on "Mack the Knife" is packed with surprising details and analysis of the song's musical development as it became widely covered.

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