The Big Bands

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Macmillan, 1974 - Big bands - 584 pages
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Authoritative insight by one who was really there. Excellent images and revealing commentary. Read full review

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I loved this book, and dreamed of being the vocalist for a group like these...alas, I was born to late! Read full review

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