Discovering Great Singers of Classic Pop: A New Listener's Guide to the Sounds and Lives . . . . / Edition 1

Discovering Great Singers of Classic Pop: A New Listener's Guide to the Sounds and Lives . . . . / Edition 1

by Roy Hemming, David Hajdu
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557041482

ISBN-13: 9781557041487

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

The sounds, styles, and lives of outstanding singers from the 1920s to the present, are "written about with loving expertise by two writers who can make singers and their songs live on paper," says Clive Barnes. Features revealing biographies, critical assessments, and selective discographies and videographies.

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The sounds, styles, and lives of outstanding singers from the 1920s to the present, are "written about with loving expertise by two writers who can make singers and their songs live on paper," says Clive Barnes. Features revealing biographies, critical assessments, and selective discographies and videographies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557041487
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Discovering Great Music Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Exactly What Is Classic Pop?2
The Classic-Pop Singing Style2
Choices, Limits, and Qualifications3
Pt. 1Setting the Scene--the First Wave: A Concise Historical Overview of Classic Pop and How It Developed in the 1920s and 1930s5
Crooners and Canaries of the 1920s and 1930s
Plus: A Not-to-Be-Forgotten Section, Including Dick Powell, Buddy Clark, Alice Faye, and Frances Langford103
Pt. 2The Changing Scene--the Second Wave: How Classic Pop Changed During and After World War II111
Song Stylists of the 1940s and Beyond
Plus: A Not-to-Be-Forgotten Section, Including Helen Forrest, Helen O'Connell, Bobby Short, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Andy Williams, Julius Larosa, Teddi King, Nancy Wilson, and Jack Jones217
Pt. 3Selected Discographies and Videographies235
Bibliography278
Index286

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