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FYS: The Mysteries of Billie Holiday (2018): Song Analysis

This is a guide to Professor T.J. Anderson's FYS.

Lyrics

Many are found online. Accuracy can be an issue – check by listening to the recording, or get a copy of the sheet music. Useful sites:

Finding Sheet Music

  • OneSearch: limit resource type to Scores.
  • Worldcat: use Advanced search. Put song title in keyword (not title!) and set format to “Music Score.”
  • Or use song indexes (which may also contain additional song information):

University of Tennessee Song Index:
http://www.lib.utk.edu/databases/songdb/

University of Washington Song Index:
http://db.lib.washington.edu/popsong/

Popular song index. Music Lib Ref: ML128.S3 H4 

 

Use these indexes to determine which anthologies contain the song(s) you need; check to see whether Hollins has the anthology, or request via ILL.

Information about Songs

Information about musicians, composers, lyricists, and genres

Beyond Billie Holiday

Jazz History