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Description - The Big Band Almanac by Leo Walker

With more than 500 pictures, and extensive entries on more than 350 orchestras, this complete coverage of black and white bandsfrom the almost-forgotten Basie, Ellington, Miller, Shaw, and Dorseywill prompt memories and establish important facts about a glorious era of jazz and popular music. Forewords by Les Brown and Harry James and an index with more than 6,000 names bracket a book that should be part of any music library.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306803451
ISBN-10: 0306803453
Format: Paperback
(253mm x 177mm x 26mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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.