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The great American popular singers

Author: Henry Pleasants
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [1985], ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Jolson to Streisand, here are the singers whose artistry, innovative styles and sheer vocal accomplishments have made American popular song uniquely what it is- the true people's music of the Western world.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pleasants, Henry.
Great American popular singers.
New York : Simon & Schuster, [1985], ©1974
(OCoLC)671559396
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Pleasants
ISBN: 0671540998 9780671540999 067154098X 9780671540982
OCLC Number: 11186241
Notes: "A Fireside book."
Includes index.
Description: 384 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Al Jolson --
Bessie Smith --
Ethel Waters --
Louis Armstrong --
Jimmie Rodgers --
Bing Crosby --
Mildred Bailey --
Billie Holiday --
Ella Fitzgerald --
Frank Sinatra --
Mahalia Jackson --
Nat King Cole --
Hank Williams --
Ray Charles --
Elvis Presley --
Judy Garland --
Johnny Cash --
B.B. King --
Aretha Franklin --
Ethel Merman --
Peggy Lee --
Barbra Streisand.
Responsibility: Henry Pleasants.

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From Jolson to Streisand, here are the singers whose artistry, innovative styles and sheer vocal accomplishments have made American popular song uniquely what it is- the true people's music of the Western world.

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