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The Resource American singers : twenty-seven portraits in song, Whitney Balliett

American singers : twenty-seven portraits in song, Whitney Balliett

Label
American singers : twenty-seven portraits in song
Title
American singers
Title remainder
twenty-seven portraits in song
Statement of responsibility
Whitney Balliett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Whitney Balliett's American Musicians appeared in the Fall of 1986, the acclaim it received was universal. Leonard Feather, writing in the Los Angeles Times, said "no other writer now living can write with comparable grace and equal enthusiasm about everyone from Jack Teagarden and Art Tatum to Cecil Taylor and Ornette Coleman." And Bruce Cook in The New Leader called the book "the quintessential Whitney Balliett, the cream of the cream, a collection that leaves no doubt about his strength." That book gathered together all of Balliett's profiles of jazz instrumentalists. Here, in the revised edition of American Singers, Balliett has added thirteen new biographical profiles to double the size of the book and provide the perfect complement to American Musicians. It now contains all the profiles on singers that Balliett has written for The New Yorker. Alongside original chapters on such great vocalists as Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Joe Turner and Alberta Hunter, Balliett has added fresh portraits of Mel Torme, Julius La Rosa, George Shearing, and Peggy Lee. To his study of four masters of the cabaret (Hugh Shannon, Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, and Blossom Dearie) he has joined a fifth, Julie Wilson. There are new chapters on singer-pianists Cleo Brown and Nellie Lutcher, as well as on Carol Sloane, Betty Carter, and David Frishberg. Perhaps most notable is his extended profile of Alec Wilder, one of America's most lyrical and moving songwriters and composers [Publisher description]
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balliett, Whitney
Dewey number
  • 784.5
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML400
LC item number
.B25 1988
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Singers
  • Jazz musicians
Label
American singers : twenty-seven portraits in song, Whitney Balliett
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The president of the derriere-garde / Alec Wilder -- Let it be classy / Alberta Hunter -- Scoop / Cleo Brown -- Something better out there / Nellie Lutcher -- Majesty / Joe Turner -- Just a singer / Helen Humes -- It's detestable when you live it / Ray Charles -- Two in one / Joe Williams -- Moonbeam Moscowitz / Sylvia Syms -- Still there / Peggy Lee -- Go to Macy's! Buy! / Margaret Whiting -- Coming out again / Anita Ellis -- American singers / Teddi King, Mary Mayo, Barbara Lea -- A quality that lets you In / Tony Bennett -- A vast minority / Mel Torme -- Bob's your uncle / George Shearing -- The man who lost his humility / Julius La Rosa -- A queenly aura / Mabel Mercer -- The human sound / Bobby Short) -- According to where I go / Hugh Shannon -- A wholesome American beauty rose / Julie Wilson -- Absolutely pure / Blossom Dearie -- A living, breathing, flexible thing / Carol Sloane -- Betty Bebop / Betty Carter -- New American songs / Dave Frishberg
Control code
ocm17677087
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780195046106
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88004866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)17677087
Label
American singers : twenty-seven portraits in song, Whitney Balliett
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The president of the derriere-garde / Alec Wilder -- Let it be classy / Alberta Hunter -- Scoop / Cleo Brown -- Something better out there / Nellie Lutcher -- Majesty / Joe Turner -- Just a singer / Helen Humes -- It's detestable when you live it / Ray Charles -- Two in one / Joe Williams -- Moonbeam Moscowitz / Sylvia Syms -- Still there / Peggy Lee -- Go to Macy's! Buy! / Margaret Whiting -- Coming out again / Anita Ellis -- American singers / Teddi King, Mary Mayo, Barbara Lea -- A quality that lets you In / Tony Bennett -- A vast minority / Mel Torme -- Bob's your uncle / George Shearing -- The man who lost his humility / Julius La Rosa -- A queenly aura / Mabel Mercer -- The human sound / Bobby Short) -- According to where I go / Hugh Shannon -- A wholesome American beauty rose / Julie Wilson -- Absolutely pure / Blossom Dearie -- A living, breathing, flexible thing / Carol Sloane -- Betty Bebop / Betty Carter -- New American songs / Dave Frishberg
Control code
ocm17677087
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780195046106
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88004866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)17677087

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