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The big bands

Author: George Thomas Simon
Publisher: London : Collier Macmillan ; New York : Collier Books, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. enl. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Over 400 great bands and 72 top-ranking outfits profiled at length; over 250 marvelous photographs; the best big-bands discography ever published."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Thomas Simon
OCLC Number: 2365587
Description: xvi, 584 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: The big bands, then. The scene ; The leaders ; The public ; The musicians ; The rise, the glory and the decline ; The vocalists ; The arrangers ; The businessmen ; Recordings ; Radio ; Movies ; The press --
Part two: Inside the big bands. Charlie Barnet ; Count Basie ; Bunny Berigan ; Will Bradley ; Les Brown ; Bobby Byrne ; Cab Calloway ; Frankie Carle ; Benny Carter ; Casa Loma ; Bob Chester ; Larry Clinton ; Bob Crosby ; Xavier Cugat ; The Dorsey Brothers ; Jimmy Dorsey ; Tommy Dorsey ; Eddy Duchin ; Sonny Dunham ; Billy Eckstine ; Duke Ellington ; Shep Fields ; Dizzy Gillespie ; Benny Goodman ; George Hall ; Mal Hallett ; Lionel Hampton ; Horace Heidt ; Fletcher Henderson ; Woody Herman ; Earl Hines ; Hudson-DeLange ; Ina Ray Hutton ; Harry James ; Isham Jones ; Dick Jurgens ; Sammy Kaye ; Hal Kemp ; Stan Kenton ; Wayne King ; Andy Kirk ; Gene Krupa ; Kay Kyser ; Elliot Lawrence ; Guy Lombardo ; Johnny Long ; Jimmie Lunceford ; Freddy Martin ; Hal McIntyre ; Ray McKinley. Glenn Miller ; Vaughn Monroe ; Russ Morgan ; Ozzie Nelson ; Red Nichols ; Ray Noble ; Red Norvo ; Tony Pastor ; Teddy Powell ; Boyd Raeburn ; Alvino Rey ; Buddy Rich ; Jan Savitt ; Raymond Scott ; Artie Shaw ; Charlie Spivak ; Jack Teagarden ; Claude Thornhill ; Chick Webb ; Ted Weems ; Lawrence Welk ; Paul Whiteman --
Part three: Inside more of the big bands. The arranging leaders ; The horn-playing leaders ; The reed-playing leaders ; The piano-playing leaders ; The violin-playing leaders ; The singing leaders ; The Mickey-Mouse bands ; The veterans ; And still more bands --
Part four: The big bands, now. The scene ; Count Basie revisited ; Benny Goodman revisited ; Woody Herman revisited ; Harry James revisited ; Stan Kenton revisited ; Guy Lombardo revisited ; Artie Shaw revisited.
Responsibility: George T. Simon ; with a foreword by Frank Sinatra.

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"Over 400 great bands and 72 top-ranking outfits profiled at length; over 250 marvelous photographs; the best big-bands discography ever published."--Back cover.

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