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Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

Author: Virginia Waring
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2007.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st Illinois pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The life and music of "the man who taught America how to sing"

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Fred Waring; Fred Waring; Fred Waring
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Waring
ISBN: 0252074440 9780252074448 0252022955 9780252022951
OCLC Number: 81145173
Notes: Includes compact disc (1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.) with 28 excerpts from radio shows and commercial recordings dating from 1923-1963.
Description: xiii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio 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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"This book made me miss Fred all over again. His music, his fun, his personality, his adventures ... It's a fascinating story of show business from the early days to the present. I love it!" Mort Read more...

 
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