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Change Partners and Write

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780195111101
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199865703 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0008

Series: Broadway Legacies

                   Change Partners and Write

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This chapter focuses on the end of the partnership between Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh and her collaborations with other composers. By 1936, despite their many songwriting successes, Fields and McHugh had ceased to be a team. After an eight-year partnership, they never wrote another song together. If there was acrimony in their breakup, McHugh was too much of a gentlemen and Fields too much of a lady to discuss these matters publicly.

Keywords: Dorothy Fields; women songwriters; collaborations; Jimmy McHugh

Chapter.  5645 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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