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The Woodchopper's Ball

Herman, Woody & Troup, Stuart

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ISBN 10: 0525248536 / ISBN 13: 9780525248538
Published by E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc,, New York, NY, 1990
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NF in a NF DJ, minor bump to top front corner; INSCRIBED TO BENNY [CARTER] by Stu [Troup] on verso of half title page in 1990. Posthumously published biography of Big Band era; First; Cloth backed boards; 8vo; DJ; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 22088

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Title: The Woodchopper's Ball

Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc,, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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The celebrated big band leader recounts his life from his early years with a hopeful "stage father," his years on the road, his wife's battle with alcoholism, and his well-known financial difficulties, and reminisces about other musical greats

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Working consistently for more than four decades, Herman fronted commercially successful bands whose artistic integrity earned them the respect of the very best jazz musicians of three generations. Many of these players passed through one or another of &quot;Herman's Herds,&quot; and their voices are heard in this thoroughly enjoyable telling of Herman's life, interspersed with the voice of Woody himself, his friends, and his managers. Most of the memories are good ones and when they aren't, the facts are presented without undue dramatizing. Woody's considerable trouble with the IRS is treated without bitterness or harsh judgment, and we learn that when his wife developed a problem with pills and alcohol he came off the road for seven months to be with her. Readers will come away from this portrait with a sense of regret that they never had the chance to spend some time with Woody. Highly recommended.<br /><i>- Mark Woodhouse, Elmira Coll. Lib., N.Y.</i><br />Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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