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When swing was the thing : personality profiles of the big band era

Author: John R Tumpak
Publisher: Milwaukee, Wis. : Marquette University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Big Band Era of 1935 to 1946 was the only time in America's history when jazz was the most popular form of music. Fifteen piece swinging dance bands swept the country in popularity. The music they played became an important part of America's cultural history and created a level of morale that helped pull us through the Great Depression and World War II. When Swing Was the Thing presents both an excellent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Tumpak, John R., 1940-
When swing was the thing.
Milwaukee, Wis. : Marquette University Press, c2008
(DLC) 2008041410
(OCoLC)256768436
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Tumpak
ISBN: 9781441612472 1441612475
OCLC Number: 435630845
Notes: Errata slip inserted.
Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (264 p., [64] p. of plates) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part one : the band leaders. Van Alexander ; Benny Goodman ; Horace Heidt ; John Kirby ; Kay Kyser ; Billy May ; Ray McKinley ; Alvino Rey and the King Sisters ; Jan Savitt ; Artie Shaw ; Orrin Tucker ; Chick Webb and Mario Bauza ; Gerald Wilson --
Part two : the musicians. Ernani bernardi ; Milt Bernhart ; Buddy Childers ; Jack Costanzo ; Rosalind Cron ; Alan Greenspan ; Jake Hanna ; Roc Hillman ; Legh Knowles ; John LaPorta ; Willie Schwartz and Peggy Clark ; Chico Sesma ; Butch Stone ; Paul Tanner ; Zeke Zarchy --
Part three : the vocalists. Bob Eberly ; Herb Jeffries ; Jack Leonard ; Dolores O'Neill ; Andy Russel ; Jo Stafford ; Kay Starr ; Garry Stevens ; Martha Tilton ; Bea Wain ; Margaret Whiting --
Part four : the arrangers. Frank Comstock ; Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman and Sy Oliver ; Johnny Mandel --
Part five : the contributors. Chuck Cecil ; Henry Holloway ; Tom Sheils ; George T. Simon.
Responsibility: John R. Tumpak.

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The Big Band Era of 1935 to 1946 was the only time in America's history when jazz was the most popular form of music. Fifteen piece swinging dance bands swept the country in popularity. The music they played became an important part of America's cultural history and created a level of morale that helped pull us through the Great Depression and World War II. When Swing Was the Thing presents both an excellent introduction to the Era and new information for those already familiar with it, providing detailed profiles of the Era's bandleaders, musicians, vocalists, arrangers, and contributors, many based on personal interviews. This book fully captures the nostalgic flavor of the Big Band Era through 114 vintage photographs and the story of the lives of the people who made it happen.--Publisher's information.

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