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When Swing Was the Thing - John R. Tumpak


264 pgs.
Marquette University Press, Publ.

The Big Band Era of 1935 to 1946 was the only time in America's history when jazz was the most popular form of music. This book presents an excellent introduction to the Era, as well as detailed profiles of the Era's bandleaders, musicians, vocalists, arrangers, and contributors, many based on personal interviews. It fully captures the nostalgic flavor of the Big Band Era and includes 114 vintage photographs.

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