Queen of Bebop

Queen of Bebop

The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan

Book - 2017
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An account of the life of the influential jazz singer and civil rights advocate shares insights into her contributions as an African-American artist, drawing on inside sources to discuss her creative process and challenge misperceptions about her character.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062364685
Branch Call Number: B VAUGHAN
Characteristics: x, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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IndyPL_JarrodR Jan 03, 2019

The author's meticulous research and knowledge of music shines through as you learn about the storied life of Sarah "Sassy" Vaughan. Throughout the book, I lamented that I was ignorant of Ms. Vaughan's work up until now, but by the end, I felt a bit more connected to her and was in awe of her tenacity and commitment to music.
If you are a fan of music, the history of post-WWII era America, Civil Rights or are interested in the journey of Sarah Vaughan from a quiet girl from Newark with a drive to sing her heart out, this is the book for you. Highly recommended!

Dec 29, 2018

I have listening to some of Sarah Vaughan's tunes (and others from that era) on Spotify while I'm reading this book. Brings it to life.


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