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American Singers: Twenty-Seven Portraits in Song
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date October 1, 1990
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195065732
ISBN-10 0195065735
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $9.95
Other format details university press
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Summary
The jazz critic for 'The New Yorker' offers twenty-seven profiles of influential jazz singers, including Ray Charles, Joe Turner, Alberta Hunter, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Mable Mercer, and Bobby Short
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the universally acclaimed American Musicians, America's foremost jazz critic gathered together fifty-six of his jazz profiles written for The New Yorker. Now, in this expanded edition of American Singers, Whitney Balliett offers the perfect complement to American Musicians. This edition contains thirteen new biographical profiles to double the size of the original volume published ten years ago.
Alongside original chapters on such great vocalists as Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Joe Turner, and Alberta Hunter, American Singers now includes fresh portraits of Mel Tormé, Julius La Rosa, George Shearing, and Peggy Lee. Balliett has also rounded out his study of the masters of the cabaret to include Julie Wilson, and has extended his profile of America's great songwriter and composer, Alec Wilder.
In the three decades that Whitney Balliett has written for The New Yorker, critics and the general public have widely praised his writing. The late Philip Larkin described him as a "writer who brings jazz journalism to the verge of poetry," and Gene Lees called him "one of the most graceful essayists in the English language on any subject." American Singers beautifully illustrates that unmatched style.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780195046106
 
Subsequent edition from Oxford Univ Pr (October 1, 1988)
9780195046106 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $27.95
About: The jazz critic for 'The New Yorker' offers twenty-seven profiles of influential jazz singers, including Ray Charles, Joe Turner, Alberta Hunter, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Mable Mercer, and Bobby Short
Paperback
Book cover for 9780080377247 Book cover for 9780195065732
 
from Univ Pr of Mississippi (January 1, 2006)
9781578068357 | details & prices | 244 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $25.00
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Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (October 1, 1990)
9780195065732 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $9.95
About: The jazz critic for 'The New Yorker' offers twenty-seven profiles of influential jazz singers, including Ray Charles, Joe Turner, Alberta Hunter, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Mable Mercer, and Bobby Short
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