Musicmakers of network radio : 24 entertainers, 1926-1962 / Jim Cox

Author(s): Cox, Jim, 1939-
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Subjects: Musicians--United States--Biography
Radio broadcasters--United States--Biography
Entertainers--United States--Biography
Radio broadcasting--United States--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2012
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: ix, 370 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2012012934
ISBN: 9780786463251 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786463252 (softcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-357) and index
Contents: Prelude : real-life stories set to music -- Steve Allen : bigger than a breadbox -- Howard Barlow : the vitamin of the soul -- Jack Berch : the cheerful little earful -- Archie Bleyer : a musician's musician -- Rosemary Clooney : girl singer -- Bob Crosby : the front man -- Jan Davis : the pride of Pine Bluff -- Johnny Desmond : the creamer -- Morton Downey : the Irish nightingale -- Percy Faith : with strings attached -- Red Foley : no trouble I see -- Wilbur Hatch : company man -- Jerome Hines : America's basso -- The Ink Spots : high tenor & talking bass -- The King's Men : a little musical relief -- Robert Q. Lewis : the comeback kid -- Vincent Lopez : the piano kid -- Smilin' Ed McConnell : Katty Wampus superdoo -- Vaughn Monroe : old leather tonsils -- Lanny Ross : troubadour of the moon -- Jack Smith : a smile in his voice -- Jo Stafford : G.I. Jo -- Martha Tilton : sweetheart of swing -- Helen Traubel : a different drummer
Summary: "This volume presents biographies of 24 renowned performers who spent a significant portion of their professional careers standing in front of a radio microphone. Profiles of individuals like Steve Allen, Rosemary Clooney, Bob Crosby, and Percy Faith, along with groups such as the Ink Spots and the King's Men, reveal the private lives behind the public personas"--Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 757462040
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786463251
0786463252