skip to content
A biographical guide to the great jazz and pop singers Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A biographical guide to the great jazz and pop singers

Author: Will Friedwald
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Will Friedwald's illuminating, opinionated essays--provocative, funny, and personal--on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century. From giants like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland to lesser-known artists like Jeri Southern and Joe Mooney, they have created a body of work  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Bio-bibliography
Biography
Dictionaries
Nonfiction
Biography Dictionaries
Bio-bibliography Dictionaries
Biobibliography Dictionaries
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Friedwald
ISBN: 9780375421495 0375421491
OCLC Number: 458892544
Awards: Association for Recorded Sound Collections award, 2011.
Description: xiii, 811 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Lorez Alexandria --
Ernestine Anderson --
Ivie Anderson --
Julie Andrews --
The Andrews sisters --
Harold Arlen --
Lil Hardin Armstrong --
Louis Armstrong --
Fred Astaire --
Gene Austin --
Harry Babbitt --
Mildred Bailey --
Pearl Bailey --
Chet Baker --
Josephine Baker --
Tex Beneke --
Tony Bennett --
Andy Bey --
Connee Boswell and the Boswell Sisters --
Al Bowlly --
Dee Dee Bridgewater --
Hadda Brooks --
Cleo Brown --
Michael Buble --
Jackie Cain --
Ann Hampton Callaway --
Cab Calloway --
Edith Cantor --
Una Mae Carlisle --
Hoagy Carmichael --
Barbara Carroll --
Betty Carter --
Ray Charles --
June Christy --
Peter Cincotti --
Buddy Clark --
Rosemary Clooney --
Freddy Cole --
Nat King Cole --
Natalie Cole --
Russ Columbo --
Perry Como --
Eric Comstock --
Harry Connick, Jr. --
Chris Connor --
Barbara Cook --
Sam Cooke --
Sir Noel Coward --
Bing Crosby --
Jamie Cullum --
Vic Damone --
Bobby Darin --
Sammy Davis, Jr. --
Doris Day --
Blossom Dearie --
Matt Dennis --
Johnny Desmond --
Marlene Dietrich --
Alfred Drake --
Jimmy Durante --
Bob Dylan --
Ray Eberle --
Bob Eberly --
Billy Eckstine --
Cliff Edwards --
Kurt Elling --
Ruth Etting --
Alice Faye --
Michael Feinstein --
Gracie Fields --
Ella Fitzgerald --
Helen Forrest --
Aretha Franklin --
Judy Garland --
Eydie Gorme --
Robert Goulet --
Buddy Greco --
Adelaide Hall --
Annette Hanshaw --
Mary Cleer Haran --
Allan Harris --
Marion Harris --
Johnny Hartman --
Dick Haymes --
Bill Henderson --
Woody Herman --
Al Hibbler --
Billie Holiday --
Shirley Horn --
Lena Horne --
Helen Humes --
Hutch (Leslie Hutchinson) --
Betty Hutton --
Marion Hutton --
Alberta Hunter --
Mahalia Jackson --
Eddie Jefferson --
Herb Jeffries --
Clarence Johnstone --
Al Jolson --
Etta Jones --
Jack Jones --
Louis Jordan --
Sheila Jordan --
Kitty Kallen --
Howard Keel --
Teddi King --
Eartha Kitt --
Irene Kral --
Roy Kral --
Diana Krall --
Cleo Laine --
Frankie Laine --
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross --
Dorothy Lamour --
Turner Layton --
Steve Lawrence --
Barbara Lea --
Julia Lee --
Peggy Lee --
Abbey Lincoln --
Julie London --
Nick Lucas --
Nellie Lutcher --
Gloria Lynne --
Gordon MacRae --
Kevin Mahogany --
Andrea Marcovicci --
Dean Martin --
Mary Martin --
Johnny Mathis --
Susannah McCorkle --
Audra McDonald --
Ray McKinley --
Carmen McRae --
Johnny Mercer --
Mabel Mercer --
Ethel Merman --
Helen Merrill --
The Mills Brothers --
Guy Mitchell --
Mat Monro --
Joe Mooney --
Helen Morgan --
Lee Morse --
Mark Murphy --
Rose Murphy --
Anita O'Day --
Patti Page --
Jackie Paris --
King Pleasure --
Elvis Presley --
Louis Prima --
Arthur Prysock --
John Raitt --
Ramona --
Lou Rawls --
Johnnie Ray --
Martha Raye --
Della Reese --
Dianne Reeves --
Irene Reid --
Ann Richards --
Jimmy Rushing --
(Little) Jimmy Scott --
Daryl Sherman --
Dinah Shore --
Bobby Short --
Nina Simone --
Ginny Simms --
Frank Sinatra --
Carol Sloane --
Bessie Smith --
Kate Smith --
Jeri Southern --
Jo Stafford --
Kay Starr --
Dakota Staton --
Barbra Streisand --
Maxine Sullivan --
Sylvia Syms --
Jack Teagarden --
Shirley Temple --
Teri Thornton --
Martha Tilton --
Mel Torme --
Sophie Tucker --
George "Bon Bon" Tunnell --
Rudy Vallee --
Sarah Vaughan --
Bea Wain --
Fats Waller --
Helen Ward --
Dinah Washington --
Ethel Waters --
Elisabeth Welch --
Margaret Whiting --
Lee Wiley --
Andy Williams --
Hank Williams --
Joe Williams --
Cassandra Wilson --
Julie Wilson --
Nancy Wilson --
Edythe Wright --
The birth of the croon: Cliff Edwards, Nick Lucas, Rudy Vallee, and Russ Columbo --
Torch singers and flappers: Marion Harris, Ruth Etting, Helen Morgan, and Annette Hanshaw --
African Americans abroad: Adelaide Hall, Josephine Baker, Elisabeth Welch, and Alberta Hunter --
Thre'll always be an England: Hutch, Layton & Johnstone, and Gracie Fields --
Female band singers I-Benny's babes: Helen Ward, Martha Tilton, and Helen Forrest --
Sing a song of Ellington: Ivie Anderson, Herb Jeffries, and Al Hibbler --
Sing a song of Miller-Male (mostly) band singers I: Bob Eberly, Ray Eberle, (Marion Hutton), Johnny Desmond, Tex Beneke, and Ray McKinley --
Singing songwriters: Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, and Johnny Mercer --
Female band singers II-Big bands into pop: Edythe Wright, Bea Wain, Ginny Simms, and Kitty Kallen --
Male band singers II-Exceptional boychicks: Harry Babbit and George "Bon Bon" Tunnell --
Hollywood Divas: Alice Faye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Temple, and Betty Hutton --
Two inimitables: Noel Coward and Marlene Dietrich --
Fats' femme followers: Lee Morse, Ramona, Cleo Brown, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Una Mae Carlisle, Julia Lee, Nellie Lutcher, Rose Murphy, and Hadda Brooks --
Big pop (male): Frankie Laine, Johnnie Ray, Guy Mitchell, Johnnie Mathis, and Andy Williams --
Hipsters and bopsters: King Pleasure, Eddie Jefferson, Jackie Cain, Roy Kral, Irene Kral, Ann Richards, and Cleo Laine --
Lee Wiley's Boston connection: Teddi King and Barbara Lea --
Leading ladies: Barbara Cook and Julie Andrews --
Leading men-in defense of the Broadway baritone: Alfred Drake, John Raitt, Gordon MacRae, Howard Keel, and Robert Goulet --
Dinah's daughters-soulful ladies and local favorites: Etta Jones, Gloria Lynne, Teri Thornton, Irene Reid, and Lorez Alexandria --
Two soulful gentlemen: Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls --
Blossom's buds and Dearie's daughters: Barbara Carroll, Daryl Sherman, and Ann Hampton Callaway --
Rock goes standards!: from Connie Francis to Rod Stewart --
Dynasty: Freddy Cole and Natalie Cole --
Contemporary Male jazz singers: Allan Harris, Kevin Mahogany, and Kurt Elling --
Contemporary cabaret: Andrea Marcovicci, Mary Cleere Haran, Michael Feinstein, and Eric Comstock --
Harry Connick Jr. and the retro crooner boychicks: Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, and Peter Cincotti --
Folk rock: Bob Dylan --
Gospel: Mahlia Jackson --
Rock 'n' roll: Elvis Presley --
Blues: Bessie Smith --
Country and western: Hank Williams.
Responsibility: Will Friedwald.

Abstract:

"Will Friedwald's illuminating, opinionated essays--provocative, funny, and personal--on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century. From giants like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland to lesser-known artists like Jeri Southern and Joe Mooney, they have created a body of work that continues to please and inspire. Here is the most extensive biographical and critical survey of these singers ever written, as well as an essential guide to the Great American Songbook and those who shaped the way it has been sung."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/458892544> # A biographical guide to the great jazz and pop singers
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "458892544" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/343494565#Topic/popsangerin> ; # Popsängerin
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/343494565#Topic/popsanger> ; # Popsänger
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/982214> ; # Jazz singers
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008122270> ; # Jazz--Bio-bibliography
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1766706> ; # Jazz--Bio-bibliography
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/343494565#Topic/jazzsanger> ; # Jazzsänger
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/ML102> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/343494565#Topic/singers> ; # Singers
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/782.42164092273/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh93003345> ; # Jazz singers
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1071422> ; # Popular music
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1119301> ; # Singers
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/343494565#Topic/jazz_music> ; # Jazz music
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/343494565#Topic/jazzsangerin> ; # Jazzsängerin
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/343494565#Topic/popular_music> ; # Popular music
    schema:awards "Association for Recorded Sound Collections award, 2011." ;
    schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2010" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/67139313> ; # Will Friedwald
    schema:datePublished "2010" ;
    schema:description "Lorez Alexandria -- Ernestine Anderson -- Ivie Anderson -- Julie Andrews -- The Andrews sisters -- Harold Arlen -- Lil Hardin Armstrong -- Louis Armstrong -- Fred Astaire -- Gene Austin -- Harry Babbitt -- Mildred Bailey -- Pearl Bailey -- Chet Baker -- Josephine Baker -- Tex Beneke -- Tony Bennett -- Andy Bey -- Connee Boswell and the Boswell Sisters -- Al Bowlly -- Dee Dee Bridgewater -- Hadda Brooks -- Cleo Brown -- Michael Buble -- Jackie Cain -- Ann Hampton Callaway -- Cab Calloway -- Edith Cantor -- Una Mae Carlisle -- Hoagy Carmichael -- Barbara Carroll -- Betty Carter -- Ray Charles -- June Christy -- Peter Cincotti -- Buddy Clark -- Rosemary Clooney -- Freddy Cole -- Nat King Cole -- Natalie Cole -- Russ Columbo -- Perry Como -- Eric Comstock -- Harry Connick, Jr. -- Chris Connor -- Barbara Cook -- Sam Cooke -- Sir Noel Coward -- Bing Crosby -- Jamie Cullum -- Vic Damone -- Bobby Darin -- Sammy Davis, Jr. -- Doris Day -- Blossom Dearie -- Matt Dennis -- Johnny Desmond -- Marlene Dietrich -- Alfred Drake -- Jimmy Durante -- Bob Dylan -- Ray Eberle -- Bob Eberly -- Billy Eckstine -- Cliff Edwards -- Kurt Elling -- Ruth Etting -- Alice Faye -- Michael Feinstein -- Gracie Fields -- Ella Fitzgerald -- Helen Forrest -- Aretha Franklin -- Judy Garland -- Eydie Gorme -- Robert Goulet -- Buddy Greco -- Adelaide Hall -- Annette Hanshaw -- Mary Cleer Haran -- Allan Harris -- Marion Harris -- Johnny Hartman -- Dick Haymes -- Bill Henderson -- Woody Herman -- Al Hibbler -- Billie Holiday -- Shirley Horn -- Lena Horne -- Helen Humes -- Hutch (Leslie Hutchinson) -- Betty Hutton -- Marion Hutton -- Alberta Hunter -- Mahalia Jackson -- Eddie Jefferson -- Herb Jeffries -- Clarence Johnstone -- Al Jolson -- Etta Jones -- Jack Jones -- Louis Jordan -- Sheila Jordan -- Kitty Kallen -- Howard Keel -- Teddi King -- Eartha Kitt -- Irene Kral -- Roy Kral -- Diana Krall -- Cleo Laine -- Frankie Laine -- Lambert, Hendricks & Ross -- Dorothy Lamour -- Turner Layton -- Steve Lawrence -- Barbara Lea -- Julia Lee -- Peggy Lee -- Abbey Lincoln -- Julie London -- Nick Lucas -- Nellie Lutcher -- Gloria Lynne -- Gordon MacRae -- Kevin Mahogany -- Andrea Marcovicci -- Dean Martin -- Mary Martin -- Johnny Mathis -- Susannah McCorkle -- Audra McDonald -- Ray McKinley -- Carmen McRae -- Johnny Mercer -- Mabel Mercer -- Ethel Merman -- Helen Merrill -- The Mills Brothers -- Guy Mitchell -- Mat Monro -- Joe Mooney -- Helen Morgan -- Lee Morse -- Mark Murphy -- Rose Murphy -- Anita O'Day -- Patti Page -- Jackie Paris -- King Pleasure -- Elvis Presley -- Louis Prima -- Arthur Prysock -- John Raitt -- Ramona -- Lou Rawls -- Johnnie Ray -- Martha Raye -- Della Reese -- Dianne Reeves -- Irene Reid -- Ann Richards -- Jimmy Rushing -- (Little) Jimmy Scott -- Daryl Sherman -- Dinah Shore -- Bobby Short -- Nina Simone -- Ginny Simms -- Frank Sinatra -- Carol Sloane -- Bessie Smith -- Kate Smith -- Jeri Southern -- Jo Stafford -- Kay Starr -- Dakota Staton -- Barbra Streisand -- Maxine Sullivan -- Sylvia Syms -- Jack Teagarden -- Shirley Temple -- Teri Thornton -- Martha Tilton -- Mel Torme -- Sophie Tucker -- George "Bon Bon" Tunnell -- Rudy Vallee -- Sarah Vaughan -- Bea Wain -- Fats Waller -- Helen Ward -- Dinah Washington -- Ethel Waters -- Elisabeth Welch -- Margaret Whiting -- Lee Wiley -- Andy Williams -- Hank Williams -- Joe Williams -- Cassandra Wilson -- Julie Wilson -- Nancy Wilson -- Edythe Wright -- The birth of the croon: Cliff Edwards, Nick Lucas, Rudy Vallee, and Russ Columbo -- Torch singers and flappers: Marion Harris, Ruth Etting, Helen Morgan, and Annette Hanshaw -- African Americans abroad: Adelaide Hall, Josephine Baker, Elisabeth Welch, and Alberta Hunter -- Thre'll always be an England: Hutch, Layton & Johnstone, and Gracie Fields -- Female band singers I-Benny's babes: Helen Ward, Martha Tilton, and Helen Forrest -- Sing a song of Ellington: Ivie Anderson, Herb Jeffries, and Al Hibbler -- Sing a song of Miller-Male (mostly) band singers I: Bob Eberly, Ray Eberle, (Marion Hutton), Johnny Desmond, Tex Beneke, and Ray McKinley -- Singing songwriters: Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, and Johnny Mercer -- Female band singers II-Big bands into pop: Edythe Wright, Bea Wain, Ginny Simms, and Kitty Kallen -- Male band singers II-Exceptional boychicks: Harry Babbit and George "Bon Bon" Tunnell -- Hollywood Divas: Alice Faye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Temple, and Betty Hutton -- Two inimitables: Noel Coward and Marlene Dietrich -- Fats' femme followers: Lee Morse, Ramona, Cleo Brown, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Una Mae Carlisle, Julia Lee, Nellie Lutcher, Rose Murphy, and Hadda Brooks -- Big pop (male): Frankie Laine, Johnnie Ray, Guy Mitchell, Johnnie Mathis, and Andy Williams -- Hipsters and bopsters: King Pleasure, Eddie Jefferson, Jackie Cain, Roy Kral, Irene Kral, Ann Richards, and Cleo Laine -- Lee Wiley's Boston connection: Teddi King and Barbara Lea -- Leading ladies: Barbara Cook and Julie Andrews -- Leading men-in defense of the Broadway baritone: Alfred Drake, John Raitt, Gordon MacRae, Howard Keel, and Robert Goulet -- Dinah's daughters-soulful ladies and local favorites: Etta Jones, Gloria Lynne, Teri Thornton, Irene Reid, and Lorez Alexandria -- Two soulful gentlemen: Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls -- Blossom's buds and Dearie's daughters: Barbara Carroll, Daryl Sherman, and Ann Hampton Callaway -- Rock goes standards!: from Connie Francis to Rod Stewart -- Dynasty: Freddy Cole and Natalie Cole -- Contemporary Male jazz singers: Allan Harris, Kevin Mahogany, and Kurt Elling -- Contemporary cabaret: Andrea Marcovicci, Mary Cleere Haran, Michael Feinstein, and Eric Comstock -- Harry Connick Jr. and the retro crooner boychicks: Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, and Peter Cincotti -- Folk rock: Bob Dylan -- Gospel: Mahlia Jackson -- Rock 'n' roll: Elvis Presley -- Blues: Bessie Smith -- Country and western: Hank Williams."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/343494565> ;
    schema:genre "Dictionaries"@en ;
    schema:genre "Bio-bibliography"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "Nonfiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "A biographical guide to the great jazz and pop singers"@en ;
    schema:productID "458892544" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/458892544#PublicationEvent/new_york_pantheon_books_2010> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/343494565#Agent/pantheon_books> ; # Pantheon Books
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/458892544#Review/1018575911> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780375421495> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/458892544> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/343494565#Agent/pantheon_books> # Pantheon Books
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Pantheon Books" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008122270> # Jazz--Bio-bibliography
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Jazz--Bio-bibliography"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh93003345> # Jazz singers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Jazz singers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1071422> # Popular music
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Popular music"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1119301> # Singers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Singers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1766706> # Jazz--Bio-bibliography
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Jazz--Bio-bibliography"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/982214> # Jazz singers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Jazz singers"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/67139313> # Will Friedwald
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1961" ;
    schema:familyName "Friedwald" ;
    schema:givenName "Will" ;
    schema:name "Will Friedwald" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780375421495>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0375421491" ;
    schema:isbn "9780375421495" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/458892544#Review/1018575911>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/458892544> ; # A biographical guide to the great jazz and pop singers
    schema:reviewBody ""Will Friedwald's illuminating, opinionated essays--provocative, funny, and personal--on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century. From giants like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland to lesser-known artists like Jeri Southern and Joe Mooney, they have created a body of work that continues to please and inspire. Here is the most extensive biographical and critical survey of these singers ever written, as well as an essential guide to the Great American Songbook and those who shaped the way it has been sung."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.