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Dancer, award-winning choreographer, show producer, stand-up comedienne, TV/film actress and author, Norma Miller shares her memoir of Harlem´s legendary Savoy Ballroom and the phenomenal music and dance.
Dancer, award-winning choreographer, show producer, stand-up comedienne, TV/film actress, and author, Norma Miller shares her touching historical memoir of Harlem´s legendary Savoy Ballroom and the phenomenal music and dance craze that ´´spread the power of Swing across the world like Wildfire´´. It was a time when the music was Swing, and Harlem was king. Renowned as ´´the world´s most beautiful ballroom´´ and the largest, most elegant in Harlem, the Savoy was the only ballroom not segregated when it opened in 1926. The Savoy hosted the best bands and attracted the best dancers by offering the challenge of fierce competition. White people traveled uptown to learn exciting new dance styles. A dance contest winner by 14, Norma Miller became a member of Herbert White´s world-famous Lindy Hoppers and a celebrated Savoy Ballroom Lindy Hop champion. Swingin´ at the Savoy chronicles a significant period in American cultural history and race relations, as it glorifies the popularized home of the Lindy Hop, and the birthplace of such memorable dance fads as the Big Apple, Shag, Truckin´, Peckin´, Susie Q, Charleston, Peabody, Black Bottom, Cake Walk, Boogie Woogie, Shimmy, and tap dancing. Miller shares fascinating anecdotes about her youthful encounters with many of the greatest jazz legends in music history including Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Ethel Waters, and even boxer Joe Louis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bettye Zoller Seitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021122/bk_acx0_021122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ella Fitzgerald. The name alone conjures up images of the Savoy Ballroom; of the Chick Webb, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie bands; of hot jazz, sweet ballads, and a genuinely unique presence. Ella Fitzgerald, an artist who was called a national treasure - and no one ever disputed the laudation - has continued to captivate an international audience for more than 50 years. Her inimitable voice was heard in intimate clubs, in concerts, on radio and television, and continues to be heard on countless recordings. First Lady of Song is a celebration of her life and work. Here are revived memories of duets with Frank Sinatra, harmonizing with Dinah Shore, and solo triumphs at Carnegie Hall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Mark Fidelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005419/bk_blak_005419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the early days of swing dancing, Frankie Manning stood out for his moves and innovative routines; he introduced the air step in the Lindy hop, a dance that took the US and then the world by storm. In this fascinating autobiography, choreographer and Tony Award winner (Black and Blue) Manning recalls how his first years of dancing as a teenager at Harlem´s Savoy Ballroom led to his becoming chief choreographer and a lead dancer for Whitey´s Lindy Hoppers, a group that appeared on Broadway, in Hollywood musicals, and on stages around the globe. Manning brings the swing era vividly back to life with his recollections of the crowded ballrooms and of Lindy hoppers trying to outdo each other in spectacular performances.Published by Temple University Press.´´This vivid memoir by one of swing dancing´s innovators and stars is a must for lovers of dance, jazz and African-American history.´´ - Publishers Weekly´´Sit down with the book and you will feel you´ve sat down with Frankie in person to hear the wonderful story of his life.´´ - Swing Dancer Magazine´´Essential reading for anyone interested in this rich period in the development of America´s indigenous dance and music.´´ - Dance Magazine 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derrick E. Hardin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102827/bk_acx0_102827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.