The Big Band Reader: Songs Favored by Swing Era Orchestras and Other Popular Ensembles
Take a walk down memory lane with The Big Band Reader!
Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, The Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Miller were musical masters of their eras, enchanting and romancing audiences with their timeless classics. Relive these wonderful songs and memories through The Big Band Reader: Songs Favored by Swing Era Orchestras and Other Popular Ensembles, a unique and exciting collection of over 140 songs from over 70 bands that are categorized by themes, preferred numbers, and top songs! Paying tribute to better known swing bands, sweet bands (ensembles favoring softer, more sentimental numbers), and some unheralded bands (good ensembles that did not receive much attention or did not have a well-known leader), this book offers music enthusiasts up to four biographical essays relating to specific groups and their popular hits, giving you historical and informative facts about the songs and the people who performed them.
Nostalgic and entertaining, The Big Band Reader is a one-of-a-kind book that provides you with specific details and research about your most cherished songs and their composers, such as:
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Andy Razaf Arlen Arnheim arranger artistic Baby ballad bandleader Benny Goodman Benny Goodman Orchestra Bernie better-known big band Billy Blues Boogie born Brown Burke Cahn Calloway Charles chestra City classic collaborated composer composition Count Basie created Crosby Cugat dance DeLange Don Raye Dorsey Brothers Dorsey Orchestra Dreams Dubin Duchin Eckstine Eddie English lyrics ensemble famous favorite numbers film Frank Garber Gershwin Goldkette Gus Kahn Harry James Heart Heidt Henderson Herman ISBN Isham Jones Jack jazz Jimmie Lunceford Johnny Mercer Jurgens Kaye Kenton King known Krupa Lecuona Les Brown Lombardo Love lyricist melody Mitchell Parish Moon Moonlight Moten musician Night notable numbers Paul performed pianist piece Pinkard played recorded Rhythm Sammy Schoen Serenade Sing songwriters Spanish lyrics Star Strayhorn Studwell successful sweet band swing theme song Tommy Dorsey top favorite top numbers trumpet vocalist Walter waltz Whiteman William words and music written wrote the music