Those Swinging Years: The Autobiography of Charlie Barnet (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Charles Daly Barnet(1913-1991) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780306804922
ISBN-10: 0306804921
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: August 22nd, 1992
Pages: 225
Language: English