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The later swing era, 1942-1955

Author: Lawrence McClellan
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This reference details the oeuvre of the leading Swing musicians from the WWII and post-WWII years. Chapters on the masters of Swing (Ella Fitzgerald, Woody Herman, Billy Strayhorn), the legendary Big Band leaders (Les Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Vaughan Monroe), vocalists (Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington), and Small Groups (Louis Jordan,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence McClellan
ISBN: 0313301573 9780313301575
OCLC Number: 54424974
Description: xvii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Music and socioeconomic characteristics --
2. Four masters of Swing. Ella Fitzgerald ; Woody Herman ; Billy Strayhorn ; Teddy Wilson --
3. Big Bands. Ray Anthony ; Tex Beneke ; Tiny Bradshaw ; Les Brown ; Billy Eckstine ; Les Elgart ; Dizzy Gillespie ; International Sweethearts of Rhythm ; Buddy Johnson ; Stan Kenton ; Elliot Lawrence ; Hal McIntyre ; Ray McKinley ; Lucky Millinder ; Vaughn Monroe ; Boyd Raeburn ; Buddy Rich ; Claude Thornhill ; Cootie Williams ; Gerald Wilson --
4. Vocalists. Cab Calloway ; June Christy ; Billy Eckstine ; Billie Holiday ; Herb Jeffries ; Peggy Lee ; Carmen McRae ; Anita O'Day ; Jimmy Rushing ; Frank Sinatra ; Kay Starr ; Sarah Vaughn ; Eddie Vinson ; Dinah Washington ; Joe Williams --
5. Small groups. Jonah Jones ; Louis Jordan ; Modern Jazz Quartet ; Oscar Paterson ; Geroge Shearing ; Art Tatum ; Charlie Ventura ; Lu Watters' Followers ; Bunk Johnson et al. ; Eddie Condon's Dixielanders --
A to Z.
Responsibility: Lawrence McClellan, Jr.

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In a sequel to Dave Oliphant's The Early Swing Era: 1930 to 1941, McClellan (professional education, Berklee College of Music, Boston) profiles big bands, vocalists, and small groups playing swing  Read more...

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"[H]ighly recommended for specialty collections....[p]rovides an in-depth and wide-ranging reference to Swing musicians from World War II and beyond. Organized by genre for easy access, from Read more...

 
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