In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument

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Will Friedwald
Jazz Singing: America's Great Voices From Bessie Smith To Bebop And Beyond

Preface: Definitions
Forebears: The Birth and The Blues
Mr. Satch and Mr. Cros: Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby
The First Generation: The Late Twenties and Early Thirties
Cult of the White Goddess: Mildred Bailey, Connee Boswell, and Lee Wiley
Sing Me A Swing Song! - Canaries of the Hellenic Era
Lady Day and Lady Time: Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald
Brothers and Sisters: The Early Hot Vocal Groups
The Conquest of the Crooners: Pop Singing in the Postwar Era
Modernism I: Sing A Song of Bebop
Modernism 2: Ballads, Baritones, and B.
Modernism 3: Torme, O'day, and the Vo-Cool School
Sinatra! - And Other Swingin' Lovers
Singing Horns: Jack Teagarden to Chet Baker
Revolt of the Philistines: Problems and Answers in the Sixties
Present Tense: The Past Predicted, the Future Re-Created
Selected Discography: Further Definitions
Aknowledgements: "Additions to Further Definitions"

This comprehensive study of jazz singing is a revelation to anyone who owns at least one jazz recording and a must for the serious jazz enthusiast. Friedwald traces the growth and development of jazz, discusses performers who have never been thought of as jazz singers, and looks at contemporary artists who have incorporated jazz into their music. 16-page insert. "It's not often that a critic manages to redefine a field, but that's just what Will Friedwald accomplishes. There is simply no better guide to the art of jazz singing." - Entertainment Weekly. "Jazz Singing, indispensable as a reference source, is also a highly readable account of the dazzling phenomenon of an American popular song tradition of the past seven decades. Refreshing, offbeat - and it swings." - Boston Globe

Item code: 5287B | Book | $20.95 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz  | 540 Pages | Softcover | 5 x 8

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