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Swing Shift: “All-Girl” Bands of the 1940s

Sherrie Tucker - Music - 2000 - 424 pages
The forgotten history of the “all-girl” big bands of the World War II era takes center stage in Sherrie Tucker’s Swing Shift. American demand for swing skyrocketed with the ...
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Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen

Sherrie Tucker - History - 2014 - 408 pages
Open from 1942 until 1945, the Hollywood Canteen was the most famous of the patriotic home front nightclubs where civilian hostesses jitterbugged with enlisted men of the ...
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Jazz Cultures

David Ake - Music - 2002 - 236 pages
From its beginning, jazz has presented a contradictory social world: jazz musicians have worked diligently to erase old boundaries, but they have just as resolutely constructed ...
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Blowin' Hot and Cool: Jazz and Its Critics

John Gennari - Music - 2010 - 494 pages
In the illustrious and richly documented history of American jazz, no figure has been more controversial than the jazz critic. Jazz critics can be revered or reviled—often ...
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Billie Holiday: A Biography

Meg Greene - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 122 pages
Presents a biography of the African American woman who, despite a turbulent life, became one of the most famous singers in the history of jazz.
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Swingin' the Dream: Big Band Jazz and the Rebirth of American Culture

Lewis A. Erenberg - Music - 1999 - 344 pages
Explores the cultural meaning of swing music to the people of the United States as they struggled through the Depression and World War II.
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Jammin' at the Margins: Jazz and the American Cinema

Krin Gabbard - Music - 1996 - 350 pages
American cinema has long been fascinated by jazz and jazz musicians. Yet most jazz films aren't really about jazz. Rather, as Krin Gabbard shows, they create images of racial ...
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Annual Review of Jazz Studies 11, 2000-2001

Edward Berger, David Cayer, Henry Martin, Dan Morgenstern - Music - 2002 - 299 pages
Continuing the rich tradition, this latest Annual is particularly impressive. The articles in this volume present important technical analyses of four major figures: Booker ...
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Jazz: The American Theme Song

James Lincoln Collier - Music - 1995
Praised by the Washington Post as a "tough, unblinkered critic," James Lincoln Collier is probably the most controversial writer on jazz today. His acclaimed biographies of ...
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