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Let's Dance Arnold Shaw

Let's Dance By Arnold Shaw

Let's Dance by Arnold Shaw


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In this sequel to The Jazz Age, Arnold Shaw captures the various aspects of popular music during the Depression. A year-by-year chronicle of music in the 1930s is blended with chapters on broader topics - the jazz clubs on Swing Street, the Big Band boom - and interviews with major figures.

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Let's Dance: Popular Music in the 1930s by Arnold Shaw

In this sequel to The Jazz Age, Arnold Shaw captures the various aspects of popular music during the Depression. A year-by-year chronicle of music in the 1930s is blended with chapters on broader topics - the jazz clubs on Swing Street, the Big Band boom - and spiced with interviews with major figures (such as Burton Lane and Lionel Hampton), who bring a first-hand feel to the narrative. Readers can visit every corner of the music scene, watching as the Hollywood musical takes off, highlighted by the brilliant Busby Berkeley and the luminous partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We read about the incredible popularity of radio shows such as Your Hit Parade and Martin Block's Make-believe Ballroom, which brought music to households from coast to coast, and experience once again the Broadway musicals of the period - from Girl Crazy to The Cradle Will Rock - written by a who's who of American song: Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, and Cole Porter. But above all, this was the Swing Era, when swing bands dominated dance halls, ballrooms, radio broadcasts, and record sales, and Shaw provides portraits of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, and others. From Gershwin's Porgy and Bess to Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, from Woody Guthrie to Ethel Merman, and from the Carioca to the Lindy Hop, here is an affectionate and informative account of this golden era of popular song.

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GOR003036291
9780195053074
0195053079
Let's Dance: Popular Music in the 1930s by Arnold Shaw
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press Inc
19980806
254
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