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The Wonderful Era of Great Dance Bands By Leo Walker

The Wonderful Era of Great Dance Bands

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"Organized, lucid, and definitive, The Wonderful Era of the Great Dance Bands presents a complete coverage of the spectacular reign of the dance bands during Prohibition, wartime, and the postwar boom."

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The Wonderful Era of Great Dance Bands by Leo Walker

Organized, lucid, and definitive, The Wonderful Era of the Great Dance Bands presents a complete coverage of the spectacular reign of the dance bands during Prohibition, wartime, and the postwar boom. Leo Walker's knowledge, gleaned from firsthand association with the music business and its prominent people, is matched only by his unbounded enthusiasm for the music he writes about. Here he recounts more than three decades of entertainment, tracing the growth of the bands from the early small combos to the days when many boasted thirty men including large string sections and seven or eight vocalists. The over 400 pictures include the first organized dance orchestras, the big bands of the twenties in which the popular leaders of the swing era got their start, and all of America's favorite band leaders. This authoritative chronicle of one of the nation's most colorful eras is sure to evoke fond memories in those old enough to remember it, and instill yearnings for halcyon days in younger readers as well.

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About Leo Walker


Leo Walker played trumpet in several Midwest territory bands of the '30s. For ten years he operated his own booking agency in Hollywood where he specialized in handling big bands. A former president of the Hollywood Press Club, he is the author of The Wonderful Era of the Great Dance Bands, and founder of the Big Band Academy of America.

Table of Contents


Growth and Decline of a Wonderful Entertainment Era The Formative Years After the Depression Came Prosperity World War II and the Postwar Boom Period The Decline of the Fifties * The Diversified Segments of the Business Records Radio Built Bands But Television Had Little Need For Them Personal Appearances and Where They Made Them The Movies Discovered Them Too! * Agencies Built Bands and Then Forgot Them Publicity Was Where You Found It The Road Trips Were Rugged! The Vocalists Made Their Contribution In Summary

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GOR002068671
The Wonderful Era of Great Dance Bands by Leo Walker
Leo Walker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
1990-03-01
316
0306803798
9780306803796
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