Ladies Who Sing with the Band
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BeschreibungAn entertaining and unpretentious chronicle of a life in American popular music, recounted with wit and honesty. Bennett evokes a bygone era when 'territory' and 'name' bands--each with its own 'girl singer'--crisscrossed the country.
PortraitBetty Bennett began performing in territory bands in 1941, and since then has performed all over the world and with some of jazz's greatest performers.
PressestimmenThe book provides a glimpse of what attracted so many to the era when swing was king... Bennett was a survivor, and her book testifies to her perseverance and her admiration for a genre, that was once a key part of popular culture. All Music Guide To Jazz If you've ever wondered about the off-bandstand life of the big-band-era female vocalist, there is a recently published book that tells it all... This book will be especially enjoyed by anyone who followed the big-bands and the major jazz notables. It brings back a lot of memories, and even answers some questions you wouldn't think of asking. Song Talk ...the book is a pleasurable read. JazzTimes Magazine Nobody had to change anything to make it juicier, more saleable, or whatever. The book reveals that she possesses a wonderful sense of humor...I was fascinated with this book from the first moment I picked it up, and I suspect that most of you would find it equally interesting. The IAJRC Journal ...insightful, often moving account. The Ladies Who Sing with the Band offers a personal glimpse into a unique time in popular music. Unlike many similar memoirs, this book is the genuine article, clearly not ghostwritten...The Ladies Who Sing with the Band contains abundant entertaining and insightful moments that should interest big-band enthusiasts. The Mississippi Rag Betty Bennett's book has style. She writes as she sings, which is to say with easy grace and warmth and exquisite phrasing and a highly individual musical feeling. You sense a candlelight mood to the tone of her writing as it communicates, with unassuming strength, the intimate jazz flavor expressed in her voice. The San Diego Union-Tribune Bennett's recollections...enlighten and entertain. Jazzwise
Untertitel: 'Studies in Jazz'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SCARECROW PRESS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2000
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten