Those Swinging Years: The Autobiography of Charlie Barnet

Those Swinging Years: The Autobiography of Charlie Barnet

by Charlie Barnet, Stanley Dance


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Charlie Barnet (1913-1991) is best known as the popular bandleader whose hits included Cherokee, Pompton Turnpike, and Skyliner. But he was also the first to break the color barrier in a popular dance band, and his black musicians included Clark Terry, Roy Eldridge, and singer Lena Horne; his white musicians included Jack Purvis, Red Norvo, Maynard Ferguson, and Doc Severinson. Barnet not only played jazz, he lived the jazz life: in this book, he writes of his whiskey and marijuana habits, of his whorehouse visits and his half-dozen marriages. Charlie Barnet epitomised the jazz age, and there are few memoirs as lively as Those Swinging Years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306804922
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 12/01/1992
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Charles Daly Barnet (1913-1991) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader.

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kimkimwa More than 1 year ago
This book is for my Father's 90th birthday. There is some rather small print, but I think he will be able to enjoy it. The last one I ordered on Charlie was a discography and a big disappointment for someone who wanted to read a story. My mistake.