Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams - The Early Years 1903 - 1940

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Little, Brown, 29 nov. 2009 - 768 pagina's
From Bing Crosby's early days in college minstrel shows and vaudeville, to his first hit recordings, from his 11 year triumph as star of America's most popular radio show, to his first success in Hollywood, Gary Giddins provides a detailed study of the rise of this American star.
 

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LibraryThing Review

Gebruikersrecensie  - ralphz - LibraryThing

Who knew that Bing Crosby was such an influence on the early years of recorded music? This is a fun look at a complicated, generous man and his unusual (for his time) instrument. His smooth, jazzy ... Volledige review lezen

BING CROSBY: A Pocketful of Dreams: The Early Years 1903-1940

Gebruikersrecensie  - Kirkus

Sprawling first installment of an ambitious, literate, and eminently readable biography of the famed crooner.Crosby was no mere entertainer. As Giddins (Visions of Jazz, 1998, etc.) capably ... Volledige review lezen

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EVERYBODYS BING
Big Broadcast
The Crosby Clause
Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
Under Western Skies
More Than a Crooner
Decca

Vaudeville
Whiteman
Rhythm Boys
Of Cabbages and Kings
Kraft Music Hall
Public Relations
Homecoming
Copyright

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Gary Giddins wrote the Weather Bird jazz column in the Village Voice for over 30 years and later directed the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the CUNY Graduate Center. He received the National Nook Critics Circle Award, the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, and the Bell Atlantic Award for Visions of Jazz: The First Century in 1998.

His other books include Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams-The Early Years, 1930-1940, which won the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research; Weatherbird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century; Faces in the Crowd; Natural Selection; Warning Shadow; and biographies of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. He has won six ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Peabody Award in Broadcasting. He lives in New York, NY.

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