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Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan by [Hayes, Elaine M.]
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''A lively and moving portrait of the passionate and tenacious jazz singer. Hayes gracefully narrates Vaughan's life… a detailed look at a fearless singer who constantly moved into new musical territories and left a legacy for younger musicians.'' (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)

''Inspiring. . . . traces Vaughan's life and its intersection of music with race and gender.'' (Library Journal)

''You may think you know Sarah Vaughan, but this book reveals how much you don't. Queen of Bebop is a much-needed addition to music scholarship.'' (Tammy Kernodle, author of Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams)

''A richly contextualized and beautifully researched listening guide for the career of Sarah Vaughn. In respectfully treating Vaughn's unflagging artistry, drive, and the social justice stakes involved in working within and against the new kinds of hit-making strategies and technologies, Hayes' treatment lifts us beyond the bop/pop divide.'' --(Sherrie Tucker, author of Dance Floor Democracy)

''With an eye for detail and an ear for nuance, Elaine M. Hayes takes us on Vaughan's journey from shy church girl to the sassy, masterful ''musician's singer'' she became. This book is a must read for fans and scholars of the ''Divine One's'' singular contribution to American music.'' --(Guthrie P. Ramsey, author of The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History and the Challenge of Bebop and African American Music)

''Hayes brings to life the story of one of America's most musically gifted, creative, intelligent, and productive women. An enticing and essential read for anyone drawn to the sounds of the inimitable Sarah Vaughan and what it meant to be strong, talented, beautiful, and black in 20th century America.'' --(Carol Ann Muller, author of Musical Echoes: South African Women Thinking in Jazz)

About the Author

Elaine Hayes holds a doctorate in music history and is a recognized expert on Sarah Vaughan and women in jazz. She served as the editor of Earshot Jazz and a contributing writer to Seattle magazine. She lives in Seattle with her husband and son.


Product details

  • File Size: 9237 KB
  • Print Length: 455 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062364685
  • Publisher: Ecco (July 4, 2017)
  • Publication Date: July 4, 2017
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MAXOTQB
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #738,256 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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