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Swing shift : "all-girl" bands of the 1940s

Author: Sherrie Tucker
Publisher: Durham : Duke Univ. Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. printView all editions and formats
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The story, based on extensive individual interviews, of the women's swing bands that toured extensively during World War II and after -- a kind of "League of their Own" for jazz.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherrie Tucker
ISBN: 0822324857 9780822324850 0822328178 9780822328179
OCLC Number: 613997432
Description: IX, 413 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't in the History Books" I Playing the Changes of World War II 1. Working the Swing Shift: Effects of World War II on "All-Girl" Bands 2. "Hours of Charm" with Phil Spitalny 3. Extracurricular Activities with the Prairie View Co-eds II Road Hazards 4. Surveillance and Survival in the Jim Crow South 5. Internationalism and the Sweethearts of Rhythm 6. The Darlings of Rhythm: On the Road and Ready to Run III USO-Camp Shows 7. Female Big Bands, Male Mass Audiences: Gendered Performances in a Theater of War 8. Battles of a "Sophisticated Lady": Ada Leonard and the USO 9. "And, Fellas, They're American Girls,": On the Road with the Sharon Rogers All-Girl Band Conclusion: Post-War Changes, Familiar Refrains Notes Bibliography
Responsibility: Sherrie Tucker.

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"Sherrie Tucker's beautifully written and meticulously researched book on women jazz bands introduces us to a generation of awesome musicians, whose stories raise provocative questions about the Read more...

 
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