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The big bands

Author: George T Simon
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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A history of the American Big Bands as told through the perspective of the author's contemporary participation. This new edition includes more photographs, follow-up interviews, and a discography of 200 big band theme songs.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simon, George Thomas.
Big bands.
New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1981
(OCoLC)639438889
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George T Simon
ISBN: 0028724208 9780028724201 0028724305 9780028724300
OCLC Number: 7738576
Description: xvii, 614 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 --
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 --
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 --
Big bandleaders revisited. Count Basie ; Benny Goodman ; Woody Herman ; Harry James ; Stan Kenton ; Guy Lombardo ; Artie Shaw --
The big bands --
now --
A selective big bands discography --
The big bands' theme songs.
Responsibility: George T. Simon ; with a foreword by Frank Sinatra.

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A history of the American Big Bands as told through the perspective of the author's contemporary participation. This new edition includes more photographs, follow-up interviews, and a discography of 200 big band theme songs.

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