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Artie Shaw: Icon of Swing (Paperback)

Artie Shaw: Icon of Swing By Barnett Singer, Jesse Read Cover Image
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A remarkable bandleader, composer and clarinetist, Artie Shaw's popularity defined the American music scene from 1938 to 1945, the Swing Era. Shaw led a fascinating, tumultuous personal life, including a difficult childhood and marriages to starlets such as Lana Turner and Ava Gardner. This biography covers Shaw's life and career, and is based in part on interviews with Shaw conducted by the author during the 1970s and 1980s. Chapters cover the Swing Era, his time in the Navy during World War II and the Shaw Orchestra. Some analytic chapters dig deeper into the meaning behind his recordings, highlighting the growth within his music.

About the Author

Barnett Singer is professor emeritus of history, Brock University. He has published a number of other books in the fields of French history and biography. Jesse Read is professor emeritus and the former director of the School of Music, University of British Columbia. He also taught at the University of Delaware, has played concerts around the world, and was a studio musician for feature films in Hollywood.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781476689708
ISBN-10: 1476689709
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: December 25th, 2023
Pages: 201
Language: English