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Sophisticated Ladies The Great Women of Jazz (Paperback)

Author:  Leslie/ French Gourse Illustrator:  Martin French
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0525471987
ISBN-13: 9780525471981
Sku: 202937460
Publish Date: 1/18/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10.25H x 7.75L x 0.5T
Pages:  64
Age Range:  15 to UP
 
This handsome volume contains the stories of fourteen fabulous women, blues and jazz singers all. Their art reflected their backgrounds?often small, poverty-ridden towns in the South?and the influence of musicians who preceded them. Each singer adapted the culture of jazz and wove it into her own personal style. Jazz historian Leslie Gourse''s biographies of Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Mildred Bailey, Mabel Mercer, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O?Day, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Rosemary Clooney, Cassandra Wilson, and Diana Krall offer a fascinating glimpse into American history and a continually evolving musical genre.
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This handsome volume contains the stories of fourteen fabulous women, blues and jazz singers all. Their art reflected their backgroundsÂ?often small, poverty-ridden towns in the SouthÂ?and the influence of musicians who preceded them. Each singer adapted the culture of jazz and wove it into her own personal style. Jazz historian Leslie GourseÂ's biographies of Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Mildred Bailey, Mabel Mercer, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita OÂ'Day, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Rosemary Clooney, Cassandra Wilson, and Diana Krall offer a fascinating glimpse into American history and a continually evolving musical genre.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   11
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0064
Product attributePublisher:   Dutton Books
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