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Louis' children : American jazz singers

Author: Leslie Gourse; Louis Armstrong
Publisher: New York : Cooper Square Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gourse, Leslie.
Louis' children.
New York : Cooper Square Press, 2001
(OCoLC)654838692
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Gourse; Louis Armstrong
ISBN: 0815411146 9780815411147
OCLC Number: 45172304
Notes: "First Cooper Square Press edition"--Title page verso.
Description: 380 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Cousin Joe of New Orleans --
Louis Armstrong: everyone's Pops --
The eloquent Ethel Waters --
Bing, and, of course, Fred Astaire and Bobby McFerrin --
The big-band singers: introduction --
The Kansas City singers: Little Jimmy Rushing, Big Joe Turner and Pha Terrell --
There was no middle ground with Billie Holiday --
Tales of big-band-era singers --
Singers' camaraderie: Thelma Carpenter, Etta Jones and Helen Merrill --
Beyond the vibrato: the cutting edge of Billy Eckstine, heartthrob --
The instrumentalists sing: a jazz subculture --
Feeding the maw with tunes: from Leo Watson to Eddie Jefferson to Lorraine Feather --
A coat of many colors for Jon Henricks: 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, boite star --
A great critic says a few words about the legendary Frank Sinatra --
The glorious voice of Sarah Vauaghan --
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-boite singing --
Betty Carter: guru of out --
Any Bey's subtlety: Joe Lee Wilson's reverberations --
Janet Lawson's seat songs --
The beat of Tania Maria: a piano is not like a man --
The view from January 1, 2001.
Responsibility: Leslie Gourse.

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