Bootleg fake books - unauthorized anthologies of songs notated in a musical shorthand - have been used for decades by countless pop, jazz, and country musicians. Drawing from FBI files, newspaper accounts, court records, and oral history, Bootlegging Songs to Musicians reveals the previously unknown stories of the origins and prosecution of pop-song fake-book bootleggers, and of the emergence of the definitive jazz fake book, The Real Book.
Barry Kernfeld is a saxophonist, the editor of The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (1988; 2nd ed., 2001), and the author of What to Listen for in Jazz (1995). He is also the staff archivist in the Historical Collections and Labor Archives within the Special Collections Library at the Pennsylvania State University.
Part 1 List of Figures Part 2 Editor's Foreward Part 3 Introduction and Acknowledgments Chapter 4 1. The Tune-Dex: A Card Catalogue for the Music Industry Chapter 5 2. The Growth of Cocktail Lounges: Musicians Need Tune-Dex, Too Chapter 6 3. Songs and Copyright and the Invention of Chord Symbols Chapter 7 4. The Tune-Dex Fake Books: Enter the FBI Chapter 8 5. Evidence Given in 4/4 Time Chapter 9 6. Legit Fake Books Chapter 10 7. The Making of The Real Book Part 11 General Index Part 12 Title Index Part 13 Song and Show Index Part 14 About the Author