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Sophisticated Ladies : The Great Women of Jazz (Paperback)

Author: Gourse, Leslie

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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.


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780525471981
SKU 202937460
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0525471987
Release Date 1/18/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 11
Number of Pages 0064
Publisher Dutton Books
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