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Bands, Booze and Broads (signed by author)

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In this study of the big band era, the author goes behind the scenes and talks to over 60 Americans who played with the most famous big bands - and lived to tell the tale. This was no mean feat: these musicians relate their experiences of life on the road - demand was so great that many were on tour for 365 days of the year, and the pressure to party every night was enormous. Swing music's huge popularity brought the performers wild adulation and, for many, resorting to drugs and alcohol was the only way to keep up. This book lets them tell their own stories of this era. Some black musicians remember only the bitterness of segregation, then being brutally enforced; others have golden memories of the good times on stage with Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller; all talk frankly about what it meant to be part of an enduring legend.

This hardback book is in very good used condition. The dust jacket is clean with minimal rubbing on the edge. The boards are clean and unmarked. The book is signed on the title page, with the inscription ' To Murray 14 years after publication, I get around signing it! Love....'
All pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is intact.

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Author(s):
Sheila Tracy
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
1851587128
ISBN-13:
9781851587124
Publisher:
Mainstream
Title:
Bands, Booze and Broads (signed by author)

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In this study of the big band era, the author goes behind the scenes and talks to over 60 Americans who played with the most famous big bands - and lived to tell the tale. This was no mean feat: these musicians relate their experiences of life on the road - demand was so great that many were on tour for 365 days of the year, and the pressure to party every night was enormous. Swing music's huge popularity brought the performers wild adulation and, for many, resorting to drugs and alcohol was the only way to keep up. This book lets them tell their own stories of this era. Some black musicians remember only the bitterness of segregation, then being brutally enforced; others have golden memories of the good times on stage with Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller; all talk frankly about what it meant to be part of an enduring legend.

This hardback book is in very good used condition. The dust jacket is clean with minimal rubbing on the edge. The boards are clean and unmarked. The book is signed on the title page, with the inscription ' To Murray 14 years after publication, I get around signing it! Love....'
All pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is intact.

Author(s):
Sheila Tracy
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
1851587128
ISBN-13:
9781851587124
Publisher:
Mainstream
Title:
Bands, Booze and Broads (signed by author)

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