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Tommy Dorsey : livin' in a great big way : a biography

Author: Peter J Levinson
Publisher: Cambridge, M.A. : Da Capo Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Swing has never gone out of style. It was the music the Greatest Generation danced to - and went to war to. No musician evokes those times more strikingly than Tommy Dorsey (1905-1956), whose trombone style and smash hits created legions of fans and influenced popular music for decades. Dorsey led a rich and complex life. After a harsh childhood in the coal mining towns of eastern Pennsylvania, the young trombonist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tommy Dorsey; Tommy Dorsey; Tommy Dorsey
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Levinson
ISBN: 0306811111 9780306811111 0306815028 9780306815027
OCLC Number: 61229738
Description: xiii, 354 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Music, music, music --
Bites of the "apple" --
"I'll never say 'never again' again" --
"I'm getting sentimental over you" --
"I'll never smile again" --
"Opus #1" --
The rules of the road --
The final reunion.
Responsibility: Peter J. Levinson.
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