The International Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Ladies' Jazz Band from Piney Woods Country Life School by Antoinette D. HandyThe International Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Ladies' Jazz Band from Piney Woods Country Life School by Antoinette D. Handy

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Ladies' Jazz Band from Piney Woods Country Life School

byAntoinette D. Handy

Paperback | October 1, 1998

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The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, a popular women's jazz band of the 1940s, has earned a reputation as the 'best all-women's swing band ever to perform.' This revised and updated edition provides fascinating reading for jazz enthusiasts and students of American history, music, and women's history. It is the most comprehensive and objective history of the band to date. Handy documents all sides of the band's controversial story and interviews members of the band. She updates the careers of band members who remained in the music business. Accompanied by an extensive bibliography and many photographs.
D. Antoinette Handy (1931-2002) was a flutist, music educator, and arts administrator. She was a humanities Fellow at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. She retired as Director of the Music Program, National Endowment for the Arts. Her previous Scarecrow Press books are Black Women in American Bands and Orchestras an...
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Title:The International Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Ladies' Jazz Band from Piney Woods Country Life SchoolFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.02 × 5.8 × 0.57 inPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:Scarecrow Press

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ISBN - 10:0810831600

ISBN - 13:9780810831605

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...[author] continues her impressive and valuable abilities in documenting the history of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm...We the intended audience are indebted to her for this well researched, extensive and unbiased book.