American Singing Groups: A History, 1940-1990

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American Singing Groups: A History, 1940-1990
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  • 543 Pages
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  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Publisher: Da Capo

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The Da Capo Book of American Singing Groups is the definitive history of pop vocal groups, encompassing the doo wop of Dion and the Belmonts, the Motown hits of the Supremes, the surf sound of the Beach Boys, and the country rock of Crosby, Stills & Nash. Singing groups were crucial in shaping today's pop music, and The Da Capo Book of American Singing Groups tells the story of more than 350 classic acts spanning five decades. With extensive discographies and rare photos, this giant on-of-a-kind reference is filled with musical lore that will appeal to casual fans and aficionados alike.

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Here is the definitive history of pop and rock vocal groups: from the Ink Spots and the Modernaires of the 1940s, the Coasters and the Platters of the 1950s, the Chiffons and the Shangri-Las of the 1960s, to the Pointer Sisters, the Jackson 5, and En Vogue of the 1970s and beyond. Singing groups were crucial in shaping today?s pop music, and this book entertainingly and authoritatively tells the story of more than 350 classic acts spanning five decades. Each entry is packed with facts about the group?s career, key members, and musical impact. With extensive discographies and rare photos, this giant reference book is a browser?s delight, filled with musical lore that will appeal to casual fans and to serious collectors and aficionados alike.

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Rating 5.0 american singing groups Customer: from lowestoft, suffolk, England UK -- April, 15, 2009

i read an earlier edition of this book and it is an absolutely must have . i read it constantly and i shall definetly be updating to this latest issue.


Rating 5.0 A GREAT READ Customer: from BROOKLYN, NY US -- March, 11, 2005

I'VE OWNED THIS BOOK FOR SEVERAL YEARS..I ACTUALLY RECEIVED AS A HOLIDAY GRAB BAG GIFT. SIMPLY PUT, I LOVE THIS BOOK. UNLIKE OTHER BOOKS WHICH CLAIM THEY PROVIDE IMPORTANT INFO FOR THE HARDCORE COLLECTOR....THIS BOOK IS WELL ORGANIZED, COVERING NOT JUST THE MOST POPULAR GROUPS, BUT SOME RARER ONES AS WELL. THE BOOK CONTAINS INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GROUPS.....FOR EXAMPLE IT TELLS US THAT WHEN JOHNNY MAESTRO WOULD REHEARSE WITH THE CRESTS IN THEIR EARLY DAYS, THE FEMALE MEMBER OF THE CRESTS MARTHA VAN DROSS WOULD HAVE HER BABY BROTHER TO BABYSIT DURING THE SESSIONS...THIS BABY BROTHER STARTED SINGING ALONG....HE WAS NONE OTHER THEN LUTHER VAN DROSS.....MAYBE NOT IMPORTANT INFO HOWEVER THESE SORT OF INTERESTING TIDBITS MAKE THIS BOOK A MORE ENJOYABLE READ THAN MOST OTHERS. ALL THE IMPORTANT FACTS ARE THERE AS WELL.


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  • Sales Rank: 10,492
  • ISBN: 0306809230
  • EAN: 9780306809231
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