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Louis' children : American jazz singers

Author: Leslie Gourse; Louis Armstrong
Publisher: New York : William Morrow and Cmopany, Inc., 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gourse, Leslie.
Louis' children.
New York : W. Morrow, 1984
(OCoLC)557621594
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Gourse; Louis Armstrong
ISBN: 0688022413 9780688022419
OCLC Number: 9731953
Description: 366 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : Prelude. Cousin Joe of New Orleans --
Louis Armstrong : "Everyone's Pops" --
The eloquent Ethel Waters --
Bing ... and, of course, Fred Astaire ... and Bobby McFerrin --
Cab. Part II : Big-band era. The big-band singers : Introduction --
The Kansas City Singers : Little Johnny Rushing, Big Joe Turner and Pha Terrell --
"There was no middle ground with Billie Holiday" --
Tales of big-band-era singers. Part III : Singers on their own. Singers' camaraderie : Thelma Carpenter, Etta Jones and Helen Merrill --
Beyond the vibrato : the cutting edge of Billy Eckstine, Heartthrob --
The instrumentalists sings : A jazz sub-culture --
Feeding the maw with tunes : from Leo Watson to Eddie Jefferson to Lorraine Feather --
A coat of many colors for Jon Hendricks : lyricist laureate of jazz --
"You are my goddam sunshine" : Mel Torme --
Nat "King" Cole --
"Ice was a three-note thing" : Joe Williams --
Dinah Washington's love stories --
Lady O'Day : the case of the missing uvula --
Mabel Mercer, Boîte star --
A great critic says a few words about the legendary Frank Sinatra --
The glorious voice of Sarah Vaughan --
The time of Ella Fitzgerald --
Noodling with Norman Simmons about Carmen McRae --
The feeling of Carmen McRae --
"We should have gone more places" : Annie Ross --
Tony Bennett : "A rhythmic rapport" --
Rosemary Clooney : interpretations from the labyrinth --
One of Billie's children : Sylvia Syms --
The lure of Birdland and environs, leading to a night in El Paso --
Jazz-Boîte singing. Part IV : The B-natural generation. Betty Carter : guru of "Out" --
Andy Bey's subtlety ; Joe Lee Wilsons' reverberations --
Janet Lawson's scat songs --
The beat of Tania Maria : "A piano is not like a man".
Responsibility: by Leslie Gourse.

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