From the early incarnations of compiled shorthand jazz charts in the 1930s and 40s to the published volumes available today, Julio Appling explains the history and development of real books over the last century.
- [Narrator] The History of Real Books…comes predominately out of the jazz tradition…and encompasses much of it's history…as well as that of popular music as a whole.…I'll provide an overview of the development…of Real Books over the last century.…For more information about the rich and detailed history…of Fake Books and Real Books,…I would recommend consulting,…The Story of Fake Books: Bootlegging Songs…to Musicians by Barry Kernfeld.…The earliest Fake Books appeared…as jazz was gaining popularity in the 1930s and 1940s.…
With jazz primarily being an oral music tradition…notated versions of jazz charts were difficult to come by.…Musicians began to create and distribute handwritten charts…containing minimal notation information.…While compilations of these notes existed…and word disseminated, this happened mostly regionally…and on a small scale.…The first notable compilation and dissemination of these;…however, appeared in the early 1940s through…the Tune-Dex system created by radio host George Goodwin.…He sought to compile a library of popular songs.…
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