The Jazz Singers: A Smithsonian Collection of Jazz Vocals from 1919 to 1994


The Jazz Singers: A Smithsonian Collection of Jazz Vocals from 1919 to 1994 by Smithsonian Collect. at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Singing begot jazz. Sure, that's a vast oversimplification, but there's probably no better way to say it. The voice as the foundation and essential instrument of jazz's evolution is expansively presented in this five-CD box set compiled by Robert O'Meally, biographer of Billie Holiday. His goal, he writes in an accompanying 100-page booklet, is to show the sweep and the development of jazz singing in all its permutations, including blues, bebop, and scat, from the greatest figures--Bessie Smith,


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Singing begot jazz. Sure, that's a vast oversimplification, but there's probably no better way to say it. The voice as the foundation and essential instrument of jazz's evolution is expansively presented in this five-CD box set compiled by Robert O'Meally, biographer of Billie Holiday. His goal, he writes in an accompanying 100-page booklet, is to show the sweep and the development of jazz singing in all its permutations, including blues, bebop, and scat, from the greatest figures--Bessie Smith, Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Jon HendricksĀ­-to smaller or newer gems like Mildred Bailey and Cassandra Wilson. O'Meally has also endeavored to represent styles related to or dependent on jazz voicings, so the likes of soulful Marvin Gaye and June Christy are also represented. This set handily orients listeners and entices even more exploration. --Peter Monaghan

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Manufacturer:
Smithsonian Collect.
Category:
Vocal Blues
Release Date:
1998-05-19
UPC:
033251113021
Artist:
Various Artists
Publisher:
Smithsonian Collect.
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Format:
Box set
Publication Date:
1998-05-19
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
2.2 pounds
Item Size:
6 x 2.25 x 12.25 inches
Package Weight:
2.15 pounds
Package Size:
6 x 2.1 x 12.1 inches

 


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