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Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
George T. Simon
0306801299
Apr 1988
Paperback
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Tommy Dorsey: Livin' in a Great Big Way--A Biography
Peter J. Levinson
0306811111
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Levinson, a former entertainment publicist, booking agent and personal manager, delivers a definitive biography of trombonist-bandleader Dorsey (1905–1956). As children in Pennsylvania coal mining country, brothers Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey practiced daily, and music became their ticket out. By 1930, their versatility was evident; they did 15 radio shows a week in New York, while also performing for movie soundtracks, dance dates and theater pit jobs. Hit records followed after the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra signed with Decca in 1934, but blow-ups between the brothers led Tommy to quit the following year. The split led to two bands, both successful, and in 1939, Tommy wisely hired Frank Sinatra away from Harry James. Reunited as the Fabulous Dorseys, the brothers introduced Elvis Presley to the national TV...


My Last Years with Bing
Kathryn Crosby
0938728091
December 2002
Paperback
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Goodbye: In Search of Gordon Jenkins
Bruce Jenkins
1583941266
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"Frank Sinatra once told me that he and my father were the two saddest men," writes Jenkins in his biography of his father, Gordon "Gor" Jenkins. As a top-notch composer, arranger, conductor and performer, "Gor" worked with many of the great singers of the 1940s through the 1960s, and is probably best known for the suites Seven Dreams and Manhattan Tower, as well as Frank Sinatra's hit, "It Was a Very Good Year," which earned Gor a Grammy in 1965. The book reads like a Who's Who of the period, with vignettes spotlighting Gor's work with Nat Cole, Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee and many others. Perhaps most surprising is the author's account of his father's obsession with The Weavers, and Jenkins's interview with Pete Seeger provides first-hand information on the folk group's 1950 recording sessions, Decca...


Call Me Lucky: Bing Crosby's Own Story
Bing Crosby
0306810875
November 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
"One of the most enchanting of all show-business memoirs." -Gary Giddins. Reissued to coincide with the paperback publication of the definitive Bing biography by Gary Giddins, here is "a collection of anecdotes and reminiscences that is as warm and witty as any Crosby performance. [Bing] could have surely become a full-time writer had his schedule not been taken up with being one of the great entertainers of the century." -Will Friedwald

About the Author
Pete Martin was a writer for The Saturday Evening Post. Gary Giddins is the author of Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams -The Early Years, 1903-1940.


Bing Crosby: A Bio-Bibliography
J. Roger Osterholm
0313277265
November 1994
Hardcover
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Review
“The whole picture of Bing is presented here. The picture is complete and valuable.”–Journal of Popular Culture
“This book is staggering in its amount of detail.”–Classic Images

Book Description
Bing Crosby recorded nearly 2,000 songs, appeared in more than 100 films, starred in radio shows for nearly 30 years, and remained a hit on television for 25 years. He produced the best-selling record of all time, was the nation's leading film star for a record five years, and was voted one of the most influential Americans of the century by LIFE magazine. This book overviews his life and provides detailed information for all of his performances and appearances.

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Bing Crosby
Gary Giddins
0786194634
Oct 2001
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From AudioFile
Selling more hit records than the Beatles, Sinatra, or Elvis, Bing Crosby was a pop culture original. Additionally, he was box office magic for Hollywood producers. Edward Lewis delivers fascinating insights into Crosby's early years by way of Gary Giddin's impeccable research and painstaking interviews. With news reel style delivery and straightforward accounts, Lewis provides little known facts and insights covering Crosby's early childhood, vaudeville days in college, rise to fame in Hollywood, love affairs, love of sports, and contribution to society. B.J.P. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams - the Early Years, 1903-1940
Gary Giddins
0316881880
December 2000
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Jazz critic Giddins's latest subject will probably surprise those who think of Bing Crosby (1903-1977) as "a square old man who made orange-juice commercials" and sang "White Christmas" every year on TV. Giddins reminds us that, in the 1920s and '30s, Crosby was a very jazzy singer indeed: "the first white performer to appreciate and assimilate the genius of Louis Armstrong." This sober, comprehensive biography lacks the thematic breadth and action-packed sentences that made Giddins's Visions of Jazz so memorable, but it's a perceptive portrait of Crosby as a man, a singer, a radio personality and a budding movie star in the loose, creative years before he hardened into a monument. Giddins's account of Crosby's middle-class, Irish-American youth in Washington State astutely stresses this singer's years of Jesuit...


Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams-the Early Years,1903-1940
Gary Giddins
0316886459
October 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Jazz critic Giddins's latest subject will probably surprise those who think of Bing Crosby (1903-1977) as "a square old man who made orange-juice commercials" and sang "White Christmas" every year on TV. Giddins reminds us that, in the 1920s and '30s, Crosby was a very jazzy singer indeed: "the first white performer to appreciate and assimilate the genius of Louis Armstrong." This sober, comprehensive biography lacks the thematic breadth and action-packed sentences that made Giddins's Visions of Jazz so memorable, but it's a perceptive portrait of Crosby as a man, a singer, a radio personality and a budding movie star in the loose, creative years before he hardened into a monument. Giddins's account of Crosby's middle-class, Irish-American youth in Washington State astutely stresses this singer's years of Jesuit...


Joe Frisco
Ed Lowry
0809322412
June 1999
Paperback
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Bing Crosby: Day by Day
Malcolm MacFarlane
0810841452
January 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
During his lifetime, Bing Crosby was one of the most loved entertainers of the twentieth century. He made his name as a singer with a distinctive and innovative style, which helped to transform the musical scene of the early thirties. Radio and films brought him national prominence, and then as his film career developed, he achieved world-wide renown through his portrayal of Father O'Malley and through the hilarious Road films he made with Bob Hope. This book details his life, almost on a daily basis, and, with the aid of many contemporary reviews, produces a fascinating account of one of the most important show business figures of the twentieth century. Through Bing and his interaction with most of the stars of the time, the history of show business can virtually be traced. A discography, a fact file and a large...


Bing Crosby: Crooner of the Century
Richard Grudens
1575792486
December 2002
Paperback
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Direct from Kathryn Crosby
"Whether or not Bing Crosby is the Crooner of the Century, Richard Grudens is indisputably his chronicler." Kathryn Crosby

Directly from Ann Jillian
"It's the best Bing Crosby book of any century. The photos and text are marvelous. I love it."Ann Jillian

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Bing Crosby: The Early Years
Gary Giddins
0786120843
October 2001
Audio
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From AudioFile
Selling more hit records than the Beatles, Sinatra, or Elvis, Bing Crosby was a pop culture original. Additionally, he was box office magic for Hollywood producers. Edward Lewis delivers fascinating insights into Crosby's early years by way of Gary Giddin's impeccable research and painstaking interviews. With news reel style delivery and straightforward accounts, Lewis provides little known facts and insights covering Crosby's early childhood, vaudeville days in college, rise to fame in Hollywood, love affairs, love of sports, and contribution to society. B.J.P. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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