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Simon Says: The Sights and Sounds of the Swing Era 1935-1955 Hardcover – 1971


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Galahad Books; 1st ed/2nd ptg. edition (1971)
  • ISBN-10: 0883650010
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883650011
  • ASIN: B0020CWQQW
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,100,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Doug Danzeisen on August 11, 2012
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Geroge T Simon lived, and breathed the Big Bands. He wrote multiple books on the topic and his tome "The Big Band Era" published in 1968 remains a wonderful, readable book revealing the people and the Bands who made the Era what it was. He knew a lot of the inside stories of the people who made up the bands and could tell amazing stories and anecdotes about so many people. For a time, he even played trombone with Glenn Miller. So when he writes about Big Bands he does it seemlessly and brings it to life in a unique fashion. Simon Says is a compilation of his writings, musings, and discussions about the Big Band era that he wrote for Metronome magazine, of which he was the editor from approx 1939-1955. Nobody brings it to life like he does, find it, read it and immerse yourself in a world of people long gone but whose contributions to music resonate on. May we all leave such fine legacies as this!
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