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By Betty Bennett

Betty Bennett conjures up a bygone period whilst "territory" and "name" bands―each with its personal "girl singer"―criscrossed the rustic in Ladies Who Sing With the Band.

The author's profession intersected with some of the icons of jazz and well known track, between them Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Georgie Auld, Claude Thornhill, Charlie Ventura, Benny Goodman, and Charlie Barnet. Bennett's anecdotes approximately those personalities enlighten and entertain, as does her completely unselfconscious dialogue of her marriage to Andre Previn and her courting along with her husband, guitar nice Mundell Lowe.

The e-book offers with a number of matters that go beyond tune. The leisure industry―particularly the jazz world―was an early period of black/white expert and private interplay. in addition, the touring giant band represented a distinct example of girls in an all-male place of work. Bennett confronts those problems with race and gender in a refreshingly forthright manner.

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