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Description - Those Swinging Years by Charlie Barnet

Charlie Barnet (1913-1991) is best known as the popular bandleader whose hits included "Cherokee", "Pompton Turnpike", and "Skyliner". But he was also the first to break the colour barrier in a popular dance band, and his black musicians included Clark Terry, Roy Eldridge, and singer Lena Horne; his white musicians included Jack Purvis, Red Norvo, Maynard Ferguson, and Doc Severinson. Barnet not only played jazz, he lived the jazz life: in this book, he writes of his whiskey and marijuana habits, of his whorehouse visits and his half-dozen marriages. Charlie Barnet epitomised the jazz age, and there are few memoirs as lively as "Those Swinging Years".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306804922
ISBN-10: 0306804921
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 128mm x 15mm)
Pages: 225
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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