American Singers

American Singers : Twenty-seven Portraits in Song

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In this revised and expanded edition of his popular book, Balliett has added thirteen new biographical profiles, originally written for The New Yorker . In addition to such great vocalists as Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, and Alberta Hunter, Balliett discusses the talents of Mel Torme, Julius La Rosa, and Peggy Lee. Julie Wilson joins Hugh Shannon, Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, and Blossom Dearie in a cabaret hall of fame, and there are new chapters on singer-pianist Cleo Brown, as well as Carol Sloane, and David Frishberg. Most notably, there is an expansive essay on Alec Wilder, one of America's most lyrical and moving songwriters and composers.
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  • Hardback | 254 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0195046102
  • 9780195046106

About Whitney Balliett

About the Author Whitney Balliett has been jazz critic of The New Yorker since 1957.
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