music of the 1890s

Hits of the ’90s

Favorite Songs of the Nineties
Fremont (Ed.)
1973

Submitter: I work in public library serving a Florida community with a mix of retirees and young families. I just ran across this book in our collection. The clash between the title and cover really stopped me. I started wondering if this was easy listening music from the nineties. Then I noticed that any songs I recognized from the cover predated the 1990s. That’s when I realized something that, based on the title, I doubt any of our patrons or librarians would have expected. This book is actually about the 1890s! Not that there’s anything wrong with period music, but consider that this book is older than I am, it’s maybe time to get a newer song book of turn of the (previous) century music.