Princeton University Library Catalog

The later swing era, 1942-1955 / Lawrence McClellan, Jr.

Author:
McClellan, Lawrence [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Description:
xvii, 382 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
"This reference details the oeuvre of the leading Swing musicians from the WWII and post-WWII years. Chapters on the masters of Swing (Ella Fitzgerald, Woody Herman, Billy Strayhorn), the legendary Big Band leaders (Les Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Vaughan Monroe), vocalists (Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington), and Small Groups (Louis Jordan, Art Tatum, Charlie Venture) introduce these timeless musicians to a new generation of musicians and music fans. A bibliography and subject index provide additional tools for those researching Swing music and its many roles in mid-century American culture."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes discography (p. [321]-322), bibliographical references (p. [323]-327), and index.
Contents:
1. Music and socioeconomic characteristics -- 2. Four masters of swing -- 3. Big bands -- 4. Vocalists -- 5. Small groups.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0313301573 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2004044864
OCLC:
54424974
RCP:
C - S