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The Music Men: The Guys Who Sang with the Band and Beyond

The Music Men: The Guys Who Sang with the Band and Beyond


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As a companion to The Best Trumpet Player and The Song Stars, The Music Men is the last of a trilogy and explores the world of the men vocalists who performed during the Big Band Era and beyond. Grudens initiates a retrospective tribute to these early jazz innovators, Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Rudy Vallee, Jack Teagarden, Russ Columbo, Jimmy Rushing and Nat "King" Cole.

Heartwarming interviews or vignettes with the living-legend artists Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Jack Jones, Vic Damone, Arthur Tracy (The Street Singer), Tony Martin, Julius LaRosa, Jerry Vale, Joe Williams, and Don Cornell are revealing, anecdotal gems. And who could forget Dick Haymes, The Ink Spots, Ray Eberle and Bob Eberly, and Billy Eckstine. An abundance of photographs grace each chapter -most supplied by the Music Men themselves.

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ISBN-13: 9781575790978
Publisher: Celebrity Profiles Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.68(d)

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