The Later Swing Era, 1942-1955

The Later Swing Era, 1942-1955

by Lawrence McClellan

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In a sequel to Dave Oliphant's The Early Swing Era: 1930 to 1941, McClellan (professional education, Berklee College of Music, Boston) profiles big bands, vocalists, and small groups playing swing music during World War II and—unlike most commentators— on through the next decade. He begins with the masters, of course: Ella Fitzgerald, Woody Herman, Billy Strayhorn, and Teddy Wilson. Essays also look Stan Kenton, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Tatum and other well known figures. Lesser lights are covered in alphabetically arranged short entries. He includes a selected discography and a photographic essay. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313058127
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/30/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

LAWRENCE MCCLELLAN JR. is Dean of the Professional Education Division at the Berklee College of Music. He has performed as a trombonist with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Glen Campbell, and Nancy Wilson.

Table of Contents


Music and Socioeconomic Characteristics

Four Masters of Swing

Big Bands


Small Groups



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