Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams - The Early Years 1903 - 1940

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Little, Brown, Nov 29, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 768 pages
From Bing Crosby's early days in college minstrel shows and vaudeville, to his first hit recordings, from his 11 year triumph as star of America's most popular radio show, to his first success in Hollywood, Gary Giddins provides a detailed study of the rise of this American star.
 

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Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946

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The legendary crooner segues from edgy jazz singer to national paterfamilias in the second volume of Giddins’s scintillating biography. Jazz journalist and scholar Giddins (Satchmo) revisits the WWII ... Read full review

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Who knew that Bing Crosby was such an influence on the early years of recorded music? This is a fun look at a complicated, generous man and his unusual (for his time) instrument. His smooth, jazzy ... Read full review

Contents

Dixie
EVERYBODYS BING
Big Broadcast
The Crosby Clause
Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
Under Western Skies
More Than a Crooner
Decca

Vaudeville
Whiteman
Rhythm Boys
Of Cabbages and Kings
Kraft Music Hall
Public Relations
Homecoming
Copyright

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Gary Giddins lives in New York City.

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