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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: FERNETT, GENE. Title: A Thousand Golden Horns: The Exciting Age of America's Greatest Dance Bands.
Description: Pendell, Midland, Michigan, 1966.. 175 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The years 1935 to 1945 might well be called 'The decade of a thousand golden horns'. There never was a time, before or since, when so many Americans danced. They were times when, no matter where you lived, there was a vast, cavernous ballroom nearby, its ubiquitous ceiling fixture a gigantic rotating sphere whose fragments of mirror splashed the ballroom with shifting, moving splinters of softly - colored lights. And those great bands! Who can forget them? Glenn Miller..Tommy Dorsey..Benny Goodman..Chick Webb..Jimmy Lunceford..Jan Savitt..Artie Shaw..and all the others! It's all here, inside these covers: The true stories of those great bands, with real photos of the men who shaped the sounds, who blazed the trails for all the big bands of today..assembled and recorded so they may not be lost to posterity. Nowhere, up until now, could the American reader find, in one volume, the warm, wonderful, exciting stories of the big dance bands..told by a musician-scholar. Open this book and you are with the men who were part of 'the golden age of the bands' - at a time when ALL America danced !" Very slight bump to bottom of spine, very light browning to edges, light soiling to bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very small tear at top/bottom of spine and on rear panel, light rubbing, small scuff on front flap -fold, light browning on inside surface. VG/VG-.
Keywords: Big Bands, Bennygoodman, Chick Webb, Savoy, Kemp, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Lunceford, Jan Savitt, Artie Shaw, Wing, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Berigan, James, Kirk, Hawkins, Dance, Theme Songs.
Price: US$ 18.95 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 15824
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