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Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

Author: Virginia Waring
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1997.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music : Biography : State or province government publication   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summary:
Accompanying compact disc represents excerpts from radio shows and commercial recordings dating from 1923 to 1963. It is simply intended as a smorgasbord of music to give a taste of these four decades and to add an aural dimension to the biography.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Fred Waring; Fred Waring; Fred Waring
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, Music, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Waring
ISBN: 0252022955 9780252022951
OCLC Number: 34798220
Notes: Includes compact disc with 28 excerpts from radio shows and commercial recordings dating from 1923-1963.
Description: xiii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Prologue : the man who taught America how to sing --
The Victorian Warings --
Entrepreneur --
Penn State --
The brash kid from Tyrone --
Milk trains --
Stairway to fame --
Paris --
Fred loses his shirt --
Ballet, classics and the Roxyettes --
Radio days --
Henry Ford & Co. --
The legalities of interpretation --
The Waring blendor --
Burgeoning empire --
Hollywood --
"A cigarette, sweet music, and you" --
My debut --
For the sake of one singer --
Music workshops --
Television --
The Anti-Semitic rumor --
Life with Fred --
Golf --
"On the road again" --
Ike and the famous --
Crucible of professionals --
Stroke --
Timing --
Phaetons, Zephyrs and Model A Fords --
What glorious music --
Photo album.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Virginia Waring ; foreword by Robert Shaw.

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Famous American, chorus leader, showman, glee club pioneer, golf tournament host, entrepreneur--the man who taught America how to sing. Fred Waring was all of these and more, an enigma who held  Read more...

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