Jazz Singing: America's Great Voices from Bessie Smith to Bebop and Beyond

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Da Capo Press, 1990 - Music - 505 pages
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This comprehensive study of jazz singing is a revelation to anyone who owns at least one jazz recording and a must for the serious jazz enthusiast. Friedwald traces the growth and development of jazz, discusses performers who have never been thought of as jazz singers, and looks at contemporary artists who have incorporated jazz into their music. 16-page insert.
  

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Contents

Mr Satch and Mr Cros
23
The First Generation
50
The Late Twenties and Early Thirties
68
Mildred Bailey Connee Boswetl and Lee Wiley
91
Lady Day and Lady Time
126
Brothers and Sisters
154
The Conquest of the Crooners
185
Modernism I
223
Ballads Baritones and
11
279
39
Sinatra 312
12
Singing Horns 342
42
Revolt of the Philistines 371
71
Present Tense 399
99
Selected Discographf Further Definitions 433
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About the author (1990)

Will Friedwald is the author of The Warner Bros. Cartoons, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, and Sinatra! The Song Is You.

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