[PDF] A Biographical Guide To The Great Jazz And Pop Singers

A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers PDF
Author: Will Friedwald
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307379892
Size: 14.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 832
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A Biographical Guide To The Great Jazz And Pop Singers

by Will Friedwald, release date 2010-11-02, A Biographical Guide To The Great Jazz And Pop Singers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Biographical Guide To The Great Jazz And Pop Singers books, Will Friedwald’s illuminating, opinionated essays—provocative, funny, and personal—on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century. From giants like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland to lesser-known artists like Jeri Southern and Joe Mooney, they have created a body of work that continues to please and inspire. Here is the most extensive biographical and critical survey of these singers ever written, as well as an essential guide to the Great American Songbook and those who shaped the way it has been sung. The music crosses from jazz to pop and back again, from the songs of Irving Berlin and W. C. Handy through Stephen Sondheim and beyond, bringing together straightforward jazz and pop singers (Billie Holiday, Perry Como); hybrid artists who moved among genres and combined them (Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé); the leading men and women of Broadway and Hollywood (Ethel Merman, Al Jolson); yesterday’s vaudeville and radio stars (Sophie Tucker, Eddie Cantor); and today’s cabaret artists and hit-makers (Diana Krall, Michael Bublé). Friedwald has also written extended pieces on the most representative artists of five significant genres that lie outside the songbook: Bessie Smith (blues), Mahalia Jackson (gospel), Hank Williams (country and western), Elvis Presley (rock ’n’ roll), and Bob Dylan (folk-rock). Friedwald reconsiders the personal stories and professional successes and failures of all these artists, their songs, and their performances, appraising both the singers and their music by balancing his opinions with those of fellow musicians, listeners, and critics. This magisterial reference book—ten years in the making—will delight and inform anyone with a passion for the iconic music of America, which continues to resonate throughout our popular culture. From the Hardcover edition.




[PDF] The Great Jazz And Pop Vocal Albums

The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums PDF
Author: Will Friedwald
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 110187175X
Size: 28.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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The Great Jazz And Pop Vocal Albums

by Will Friedwald, release date 2017-11-07, The Great Jazz And Pop Vocal Albums Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Great Jazz And Pop Vocal Albums books, The author of the magisterial A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers now approaches the great singers and their greatest work in an innovative and revelatory way: through considering their finest albums, which is the format in which this music was most resonantly organized and presented to its public from the 1940s until the very recent decline of the CD. It is through their albums that Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, and the rest of the glorious honor roll of jazz and pop singers have been most tellingly and lastingly appreciated, and the history of the album itself, as Will Friedwald sketches it, can now be seen as a crucial part of musical history. We come to understand that, at their finest, albums have not been mere collections of individual songs strung together arbitrarily but organic phenomena in their own right. A Sinatra album, a Fitzgerald album, was planned and structured to show these artists at their best, at a specific moment in their artistic careers. Yet the albums Friedwald has chosen to anatomize go about their work in a variety of ways. There are studio and solo albums: Lee’s Black Coffee, June Christy’s Something Cool, Cassandra Wilson’s Belly of the Sun. There are brilliant collaborations: famous ones—Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson—and wonderful surprises like Doris Day and Robert Goulet singing Annie Get Your Gun. There are theme albums—Dinah Washington singing Fats Waller, Maxine Sullivan singing Andy Razaf, Margaret Whiting singing Jerome Kern, Barb Jungr singing Bob Dylan, and the sublime Jo Stafford singing American and Scottish folk songs. There are also stunning concert albums like Ella in Berlin, Sarah in Japan, Lena at the Waldorf, and, of course, Judy at Carnegie Hall. All the greats are on hand, from Kay Starr and Carmen McRae to Jimmy Scott and Della Reese (Della Della Cha Cha Cha). And, from out of left field, the astounding God Bless Tiny Tim. Each of the fifty-seven albums discussed here captures the artist at a high point, if not at the expected moment, of her or his career. The individual cuts are evaluated, the sequencing explicated, the songs and songwriters heralded; anecdotes abound of how songs were born and how artists and producers collaborated. And in appraising each album, Friedwald balances his own opinions with those of musicians, listeners, and critics. A monumental achievement, The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums is an essential book for lovers of American jazz and popular music.




[PDF] Sinatra The Song Is You

Sinatra  the Song is You PDF
Author: Will Friedwald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068419368X
Size: 67.13 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 557
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Sinatra The Song Is You

by Will Friedwald, release date 1995, Sinatra The Song Is You Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sinatra The Song Is You books, A musical biography documents Frank Sinatra's legacy through seven decades, from the 1930s to the present




[PDF] The Cambridge Companion To Duke Ellington

The Cambridge Companion to Duke Ellington PDF
Author: Edward Green
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521881196
Size: 25.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 318
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by Edward Green, release date 2015-01-08, The Cambridge Companion To Duke Ellington Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cambridge Companion To Duke Ellington books, This comprehensive and accessible Companion is the first collection of essays to provide an in-depth overview of Ellington's career.




[PDF] Sinatra

Sinatra PDF
Author: James Kaplan
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385535406
Size: 74.83 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 992
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Sinatra

by James Kaplan, release date 2015-10-27, Sinatra Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sinatra books, Just in time for the Chairman’s centennial, the endlessly absorbing sequel to James Kaplan’s bestselling Frank: The Voice—which completes the definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly termed the “Entertainer of the Century,” deserves and requires. Like Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man in full, in his many guises and aspects: peerless singer, (sometimes) accomplished actor, business mogul, tireless lover, and associate of the powerful and infamous. In 2010’s Frank: The Voice, James Kaplan, in rich, distinctive, compulsively readable prose, told the story of Frank Sinatra’s meteoric rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of live performance and screen. The story of “Ol’ Blue Eyes” continues with Sinatra: The Chairman, picking up the day after he claimed his Academy Award in 1954 and had reestablished himself as the top recording artist. Sinatra’s life post-Oscar was astonishing in scope and achievement and, occasionally, scandal, including immortal recordings almost too numerous to count, affairs ditto, many memorable films (and more than a few stinkers), Rat Pack hijinks that mesmerized the world with their air of masculine privilege, and an intimate involvement at the intersection of politics and organized crime that continues to shock and astound with its hubris. James Kaplan has orchestrated the wildly disparate aspects of Frank Sinatra’s life and character into an American epic—a towering achievement in biography of a stature befitting its subject. From the Hardcover edition.




[PDF] The Late Voice

The Late Voice PDF
Author: Richard Elliott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628920831
Size: 37.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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The Late Voice

by Richard Elliott, release date 2015-10-22, The Late Voice Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Late Voice books, Popular music artists, as performers in the public eye, offer a privileged site for the witnessing and analysis of ageing and its mediation. The Late Voice undertakes such an analysis by considering issues of time, memory, innocence and experience in modern Anglophone popular song and the use by singers and songwriters of a 'late voice'. Lateness here refers to five primary issues: chronology (the stage in an artist's career); the vocal act (the ability to convincingly portray experience); afterlife (posthumous careers made possible by recorded sound); retrospection (how voices 'look back' or anticipate looking back); and the writing of age, experience, lateness and loss into song texts. There has been recent growth in research on ageing and the experience of later stages of life, focusing on physical health, lifestyle and psychology, with work in the latter field intersecting with the field of memory studies. The Late Voice seeks to connect age, experience and lateness with particular performers and performance traditions via the identification and analysis of a late voice in singers and songwriters of mid-late twentieth century popular music.




[PDF] Blues Funk Rhythm And Blues Soul Hip Hop And Rap

Blues  Funk  Rhythm and Blues  Soul  Hip Hop  and Rap PDF
Author: Eddie S. Meadows
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136992561
Size: 60.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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Blues Funk Rhythm And Blues Soul Hip Hop And Rap

by Eddie S. Meadows, release date 2010-06-10, Blues Funk Rhythm And Blues Soul Hip Hop And Rap Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Blues Funk Rhythm And Blues Soul Hip Hop And Rap books, Despite the influence of African American music and study as a worldwide phenomenon, no comprehensive and fully annotated reference tool currently exists that covers the wide range of genres. This much needed bibliography fills an important gap in this research area and will prove an indispensable resource for librarians and scholars studying African American music and culture.




[PDF] Walford S Guide To Reference Material Generalia Language And Literature The Arts

Walford s Guide to Reference Material  Generalia  language and literature  the arts PDF
Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing
ISBN:
Size: 61.45 MB
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Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 1186
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Walford S Guide To Reference Material Generalia Language And Literature The Arts

by Albert John Walford, release date 1996, Walford S Guide To Reference Material Generalia Language And Literature The Arts Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Walford S Guide To Reference Material Generalia Language And Literature The Arts books, From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.




[PDF] Greeted With Smiles

Greeted With Smiles PDF
Author: Evan Rapport
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019022634X
Size: 32.60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Greeted With Smiles

by Evan Rapport, release date 2014-10-16, Greeted With Smiles Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Greeted With Smiles books, As the Soviet Union stood on the brink of collapse, thousands of Bukharian Jews left their homes from across the predominantly Muslim cities of Central Asia, to reestablish their lives in the United States, Israel and Europe. Today, about thirty thousand Bukharian Jews reside in New York City, settled into close-knit communities and existing as a quintessential American immigrant group. For Bukharian immigrants, music is an essential part of their communal self-definition, and musicians frequently act as cultural representatives for the group as a whole. Greeted with Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music and Musicians in New York explores the circumstances facing new American immigrants, using the music of the Bukharian Jews to gain entrance into their community and their culture. Author Evan Rapport investigates the transformation of Bukharian identity through an examination of corresponding changes in its music, focusing on three of these distinct but overlapping repertoires - maqom (classical or "heavy" music), Jewish religious music and popular party (or "light") music. Drawing upon interviews, participant observation and music lessons, Rapport interprets the personal perspectives of musicians who serve as community leaders and representatives. By adapting strategies acquired as an ethno-religious minority among Central Asian Muslim neighbors, Bukharian musicians have adjusted their musical repertoire in their new American home. The result is the creation of a distinct Bukharian Jewish American identity-their musical activities are changing the city's cultural landscape while at the same time providing for an understanding of the cultural implications of Bukharian diaspora. Greeted with Smiles is sure to be an essential text for ethnomusicologists and scholars of Jewish and Central Asian music and culture, Jewish-Muslim interaction and diasporic communities.




[PDF] The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Jazz

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz PDF
Author: the late Leonard Feather
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199886407
Size: 53.68 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 744
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The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Jazz

by the late Leonard Feather, release date 2007-04-01, The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Jazz Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Jazz books, Do you want to know when Duke Ellington was king of The Cotton Club? Have you ever wondered how old Miles Davis was when he got his first trumpet? From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials, Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate, detailed information on the careers of 3.300 jazz musicians from around the world. We learn that Duke Ellington worked his magic at The Cotton Club from 1927 to 1931, and that on Miles Davis's thirteenth birthday, his father gave him his first trumpet. Jazz is fast moving, and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations. We find, for instance, that when Miles Davis was a St. Louis teenager he encountered Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for the first time. This meeting proved fateful, and by 1945 a nineteen-year-old Davis had left Juilliard to play with Parker on 52nd Street. Knowledge of these professional alliances, along with the countless others chronicled in this book, are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements, such as the "cool jazz" that became one of Miles Davis's hallmarks. Arranged alphabetically according to last name, each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician's career. Highly accessible and vigorously researched, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz is, quite simply, the most comprehensive jazz encyclopedia available.