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The ladies who sing with the band

Author: Betty Bennett
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2000.
Series: Studies in jazz, no. 36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Betty Bennett belongs to the bygone era in American popular music when "territory bands" of many male musicians and a lone "girl singer" toured the country. Her book combines firsthand anecdotes of major jazz figures, among them Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, and Georgie Auld, with insights into singing, the music industry, and her relationship with her husband, guitar great Mundell Lowe."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bennett, Betty, 1921-
Ladies who sing with the band.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2000
(OCoLC)643782085
Named Person: Betty Bennett; Betty Bennett; Betty Bennett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Bennett
ISBN: 0810837145 9780810837140
OCLC Number: 42463261
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 141 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Barney Kessel --
1. The Early Years --
2. Royce Stoenner --
3. New York Adventures --
4. "We Are the Waves of the Navy" --
5. Claude Thornhill --
6. Alvino Rey --
7. San Francisco and the Stan Kenton All-Stars --
8. Charlie Ventura and Woody Herman --
9. Andre Previn, Part One --
10. Charlie Barnet --
11. Andre Previn, Part Two --
12. Benny Goodman --
13. Interim --
14. London --
15. Mundell Lowe --
16. Summing Up.
Series Title: Studies in jazz, no. 36.
Responsibility: Betty Bennett.
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An entertaining and unpretentious chronicle of a life in American popular music, recounted with wit and honesty. Bennett evokes a bygone era when 'territory' and 'name' bands-each with its own 'girl  Read more...

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The book provides a glimpse of what attracted so many to the era when swing was king... Bennett was a survivor, and her book testifies to her perseverance and her admiration for a genre, that was Read more...

 
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