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The Best Damn Trumpet Player: Memories of the Big Band Era and Beyond

Grudens, Richard

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ISBN 10: 1575790114 / ISBN 13: 9781575790114
Published by Celebrity Profiles Publishing, Stony Brook, NY, 1996
Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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Wraps. Nicked at head of spine. Inscribed by the author to Lena Horne, the renowned singer and brae civil rights activist: "1996 / To Lena Horne / from / Richard.". Bookseller Inventory # JC-LH2668

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Title: The Best Damn Trumpet Player: Memories of ...

Publisher: Celebrity Profiles Publishing, Stony Brook, NY

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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The best treasury of nostalgic in-person interviews with Big Band era personalities in 20 years.

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Richard Grudens, designated "The music historian of our time. Without him, the magic would be lost forever." by Kathryn Crosby, was influenced by playwright Robert Anderson, comedy author Will Cuppy, and mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, all whom he knew. He has written hundreds of articles on the music of the Big Band Era and has interviewed almost every important participant of that golden musical time. He was a newswriter for NBC News after his stint as a studio page and broadcast ticket manager. His articles in World War II Magazine are legendary and included stories on Bob Hope, Henry Ford,Oskar Schindler, and Gene Autry ( for Wild West Magazine) Richard's recent book, "Jerry Vale-A Singer's Life" is heading for a third printing. His other books include The Song Stars, about the girl singers(1997) The Music Men-about the men singers (1998), Jukebox Saturday Night, about bandleaders and other musical performers including Les Brown and Artie Shaw, (1999), "Snootie Little Cutie - The Connie Haines Story" (2000) and the upcoming "The Spirit of Bob Hope - One Hundred Years - One Million Laughs"

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