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Discovering great singers of classic pop : a new listener's guide to the sounds and lives of the top performers and their recordings, movies, and videos / Roy Hemming, David Hajdu.

Hemming, Roy. (Author). Hajdu, David. (Added Author).
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J.N. Desmarais Library ML 400 H43 1991 30007008926593 Circulation (3rd floor) Available -

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  • ISBN: 1557040729 :
  • ISBN: 9781557041487
  • Physical Description: viii, 295 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Newmarket Press, c1991.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [278]-285) and index.
"Selected discographies and videographies": p. [235]-277.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction. Exactly what is classic pop? ; The classic-pop singing style ; Choices, limits, and qualifications -- pt. 1. Setting the scene--the first wave : a concise historical overview of classic pop and how it developed in the 1920s and 1930s. Crooners and canaries of the 1920s and 1930s : Al Jolson ; Ethel Waters ; Louis Armstrong ; Helen Morgan ; Rudy Vallee ; Ruth Etting ; Mildred Bailey ; Bing Crosby ; Russ Columbo ; Kate Smith ; Connee Boswell ; Fred Astaire ; Ethel Merman ; Lee Wiley ; Billie Holiday ; Shirley Ross ; Ella Fitzgerald ; Mabel Mercer ; Plus : a not-to-be-forgotten section, including Dick Powell, Buddy Clark, Alice Faye, and Frances Langford -- pt. 2. The changing scene--the second wave : how classic pop changed during and after World War II. Song Stylists of the 1940s and Beyond : Frank Sinatra ; Dinah Shore ; Perry Como ; Judy Garland ; Peggy Lee ; Lena Horne ; Doris Day ; Dick Haymes ; Jo Stafford ; Nat "King" Cole ; Margaret Whiting ; Mel Torme ; Rosemary Clooney ; Vic Damone ; Dinah Washington ; Tony Bennett ; Sylvia Syms ; Barbara Lea ; Barbra Streisand ; Liza Minnelli ; 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 Jones -- pt. 3. Selected Discographies and Videographies.
Subject: Singers > United States > Biography.
Popular music > United States > History and criticism.

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