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The Resource Swing, swing, swing : the life & times of Benny Goodman, Ross Firestone

Swing, swing, swing : the life & times of Benny Goodman, Ross Firestone

Label
Swing, swing, swing : the life & times of Benny Goodman
Title
Swing, swing, swing
Title remainder
the life & times of Benny Goodman
Statement of responsibility
Ross Firestone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before Elvis Presley and rock-'n'-roll, another King ruled the roost of American popular music. His name was Benny Goodman and his domain, the gilded age of Swing. Benny's concerts, records, and radio shows catapulted the hot and controversial sounds of jazz into the hearts and homes of a hungry public. Swing, Swing, Swing at once illustrates Goodman's enormous impact on American music and culture, reflects the rich textures of the times in which he lived, and evokes the very private life of a complicated, difficult man. Raised in a tenement in Chicago's Maxwell Street ghetto, he grew up to become the symbol of glamorous high-society living. Benny's undeniable position as social groundbreaker - his were the nation's first racially integrated bands - was characteristically downplayed by the man himself: he simply wanted the finest musicians he could find. Here are the sounds and stories that define the remarkable life of the world's most demanding and idiosyncratic band leader. The violent clashes between his smiling public persona and his intensely private nature; the infamous "Goodman Ray" (no musician who played with Benny escaped its wrath); the conflicting stories of Goodman's parsimony and his largess - these stories and many more paint a vibrant portrait of a truly original, undeniably American artist
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Firestone, Ross
Dewey number
  • 781.65/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML422.G65
LC item number
F6 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goodman, Benny
  • Clarinetists
  • Jazz musicians
  • Goodman, Benny
  • Clarinettistes
  • Musiciens de jazz
  • Jazz
Label
Swing, swing, swing : the life & times of Benny Goodman, Ross Firestone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [457]-498) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Accompanying compact disc contains the following songs: Sleep -- I found a new baby -- Memories of you -- St. James Infirmary -- Rachel's dream -- Marchin' and swinging -- Slipped disc -- Ten-bone
Control code
25508069
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
522 pages
Isbn
9780393033717
Lccn
92009485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Music Z Coll. copy forms part of the Norman Saks Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1523929
  • (OCoLC)25508069
Label
Swing, swing, swing : the life & times of Benny Goodman, Ross Firestone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [457]-498) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Accompanying compact disc contains the following songs: Sleep -- I found a new baby -- Memories of you -- St. James Infirmary -- Rachel's dream -- Marchin' and swinging -- Slipped disc -- Ten-bone
Control code
25508069
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
522 pages
Isbn
9780393033717
Lccn
92009485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Music Z Coll. copy forms part of the Norman Saks Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1523929
  • (OCoLC)25508069

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