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Fine and Dandy: The Kay Swift Songbook Released by Alfred Music Publishing 

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, October 07, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, is proud to announce the release of Fine and Dandy: The Kay Swift Songbook, the first-ever compilation of piano/vocal sheet music for the composer’s various works, including songs from her 1930 Broadway musical.

Fine and Dandy: The Kay Swift Songbook allows pianists and singers to explore Swift’s contribution to the Great American Songbook with memorable tunes "Fine and Dandy," "Can This Be Love?," and the 1929 hit “Can’t We Be Friends?” from The Little Show. Also included is a biography on Kay Swift and rare photos spanning over 70 years of her successful career as a composer.

Kay Swift (1897–1993) was the first woman to write a complete score to a Broadway musical, with her 1930 show Fine and Dandy. Swift’s other musical accomplishments include contributions to shows The Little Show and The Garrick Gaieties. Perhaps best-known for her close association with George Gershwin, Swift’s own musical talent was arguably considerable and her contributions to American music of the twentieth century are significant. Her music, written over seven decades, has an unusually broad range, including Broadway scores, ballets, chamber music, art songs, popular songs, commercial jingles, and songs for children.

Fine and Dandy: The Kay Swift Songbook (00-36625) is now available for $19.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com.