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Swingin' the Dream: Big Band Jazz and the Rebirth of American Culture

Erenberg, Lewis A.

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ISBN 10: 0226215164 / ISBN 13: 9780226215167
Published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1998
Used Condition Very Good - Hard Cover
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Inscribed, signed, and dated by the author on the half-title page: "Dear S-- / Now I can go back to playing the piano. Thanks for your early encouragement. / Lewis Erenberg / 3/30/98." Bound in black cloth-covered boards with silver lettering on the spine. Some underlining of the text in ink; spine slant. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $28.00); edgewear at spine ends and corners. Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 004743

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During the 1930s, swing bands combined jazz and popular music to create large-scale dreams for the Depression generation, capturing the imagination of America's young people, music critics, and the music business. Swingin' the Dream explores that world, looking at the racial mixing-up and musical swinging-out that shook the nation and has kept people dancing ever since.

" Swingin' the Dream is an intelligent, provocative study of the big band era, chiefly during its golden hours in the 1930s; not merely does Lewis A. Erenberg give the music its full due, but he places it in a larger context and makes, for the most part, a plausible case for its importance."?Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

"An absorbing read for fans and an insightful view of the impact of an important homegrown art form."? Publishers Weekly

"[A] fascinating celebration of the decade or so in which American popular music basked in the sunlight of a seemingly endless high noon."?Tony Russell, Times Literary Supplement
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Title: Swingin' the Dream: Big Band Jazz and the ...

Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good -

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

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