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big bands go to war

Chris Way

big bands go to war

by Chris Way

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Published by Mainstream Pub. in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Big bands.,
  • Big band music -- History and criticism.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Music and the war.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementChris Way ; introduction by Robert Farnon.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML3518 .W39 1991
    The Physical Object
    Pagination288 p. :
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1299177M
    ISBN 101851584757
    LC Control Number92163848

      The History of War. War began with founding members Harold Brown and Harold E. Scott's creation of a high-school R&B cover/jam band called, ironically enough, the Creators. By , with most of the original members off to Vietnam, the Creators became Nightshift and got a job backing L.A. Rams tackle Deacon Jones at a local club.   An excellent companion to Simon's "The Big Bands." I read that (Fourth Edition) and then went through this one, tracking down and listening to (mostly on YouTube) all the plus swing-era songs in the songbook. It includes complete music and lyrics, although sometime the lyrics were changed in the recordings/5(1).

    During World War II, with thousands of men shipping off to war, half a dozen all-female, instrumental big bands toured around America. It was a rarity in a musical world dominated by men and, for the most part, their stories have been erased or minimized in jazz history. While the Big Band Era suggests that big bands flourished for a short period, they have been a part of jazz music since their emergence in the s when white concert bands adopted the rhythms and musical forms of small African-American jazz combos. While their place in popular culture dimmed greatly since their heyday in WWII, modern big band has made a resurgence, with the Roy Hargrove Big.

    Big Bands Near You. Bring back the big, bold music of the 30s and 40s with these Big Bands. With the jazzy tunes cascading out of the saxophones and keys tapping on the piano, you won't be able to stop dancing! Top it all off with a smooth-voiced crooner to really make the evening. Bring on the horns, strings, and drums and strike up the band. Listen free to s Music – Big Band Orchestra Favorite Songs - s Music (Where In The World, Dipsy Doodle and more). 9 tracks (). Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at


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Edinburgh: Mainstream, The second George T book I've read and very much enjoying this one too. Its a doorway into the diverse world of big band swing music from the 30s and 40s with all the major and many minor players getting a chapter each. The band leaders, side men, promoters, girl and boy singers are all featured/5(36).

During World War II, with thousands of men shipping off to war, half a dozen all-female, instrumental big bands toured around America. It was a rarity in. A big band is a type of musical ensemble of jazz music that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm bands originated during the early s and dominated jazz in the early s when swing was most popular.

The term "big band" is also used to describe a genre of music, although this was not the only style of music Derivative forms: Swing, progressive jazz, Kansas City. Big Band Goes to War. When the United States entered the war inswing music went to war, too. Jazz music provided comfort for families at home and soldiers abroad.

Many musicians were drafted into the military and took their music with them. Some of them led military jazz bands that traveled the world to boost the morale of troops. I'm just old enough to remember the big bands, the popular songs from the 20's, 30's and 40's. I remember most, if not all, the words.

The sounds of the legendary jazz musicians, because of modern acoustic technology, have come back from their scratches and the remnants of other manual playback techniques, and have been returned to almost the crisp, bright, live sound that going dancing /5().

Check out The Big Band Era: 18 Greatest Hits by Various artists on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on (78). World War record. He is a good salesman. Every-body likes him. He is an intelligent man, normal so far as we can see, except for a nervous disposition.

He did no drinking until he was thirty-five. In a few years he became so violent when intoxicated that he had to be committed. On leaving the asylum he came into con-tact with us. That’s it and away we go.

Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band – Roadtime: For anyone who has ever tried to play the charts of Toshiko Akiyoshi can attest, a certain level of reverence and respect for the L.A. musicians she wisely engaged is an afterthought.

The best of the best are featured here on this double album with Bobby Shew, Dick. When I was a kid, my mother played wartime tunes on the piano as I was falling asleep.

So I think my fascination with that era first began with its wonderful, evocative music: lilting love songs, morale-boosting melodies, big band swing and sweet songs of separation that wring your heartstrings. Here are ten of my favourites. The precipitous decline of the big bands after World War II is the great mystery of American music, a pop-culture conundrum as confounding as the fate of the Stonehenge Druids or the Hohokam Indians.

In this book you will find an astounding biographies that highlight the history and personnel of the great bands. It is organized into four sections: “The Big Bands--Then” (the scene, the leaders, the public, the musicians, vocalists, arrangers and businessmen, recordings, radio, movies and the press); “Inside the Big Bands” (profiles of 72 top bands); “Inside More of the Big.

"I know for a fact there are certain bands that play in clubs for $15, but for a corporate [gig] get $35, $40,—even $50," says the creative director for a global marketing company.

Indeed, big names often require big payments. In the mid-'30s, Jordan was the featured male singer with one of the greatest of the big bands led by drummer Chick Webb. Jordan shared vocal duties with.

During World War II the big band music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and others was the soundtrack of life on the home-front.

This music also reached the battlefront through recordings and broadcasts where familiar tunes and bands became a metaphor for the way of life that American soldiers were fighting to preserve.

When the Saints Go Marching In. The New Orleans Jazz Band. Best of the Big Bands Harry James The Nat King Cole Song Book Sammy Davis, Jr. Trad Jazz Masters The New Orleans Jazzband The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes Charlie Parker. After the war they became the stars and the role of the bands was gradually subordinated." Before the strike began there were signs that the increasing popularity of singers was beginning to reshape the big bands.

When Frank Sinatra joined Tommy Dorsey's band inmost selections started with a Tommy Dorsey solo. By the time Sinatra left in. World War II's Favorite Music: Big Band, Swing & Jive is redundant among the myriad collections which feature Glenn Miller, the Mills Brothers, Harry James, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby, and others of a similar ilkit is an enjoyable collection with fine performances by all listed above as well as June Christy's take on "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing.

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There are now 2 more videos pf Big Band Music Of World War 2. Part 2 you can find it here ?v=2jgH8P7Po2U&t=s and part 3 you c.At the time of the American Civil War, U.S.

Army bands had a normal strength of 24 musicians for infantry units, and 16 for cavalry. With the mobilization of the Union Army, transition to total war, and decreasing importance of bands in signaling troops, the United States Department of War in considered cutting military bands entirely, estimated a potential cost savings of $5 million.Great Big Bands - Great Big Bands - Music.

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