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Louis' children:
American jazz singers

by Leslie Gourse

ISBN 0688022413 / 9780688022419 / 0-688-02241-3
Publisher W. Morrow
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Louis Armstrong pioneered the jazz vocal. Based on dozens of interviews, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the diverse performers who inherited Satchmo's legacy and made it their own. They are Ethel Waters, Bing Crosby, Bobby McFerrin, Cab Calloway, Big Joe Turner, Billie Holiday, Nat "King" Cole, Joe Williams, Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Tony Bennett, and many others. This edition has been updated with a substantial new chapter that focuses on current artists like Cassandra Wilson and Harry Connick, Jr. [via]