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eBook Take-Off (Bk CD)-GLB: American All-Girl Bands During World War II ePub

by Tonya Bolden

  • ISBN: 0375927972
  • Category: Education and Reference
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Tonya Bolden
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; Variant Edition edition (May 8, 2007)
  • ePub book: 1242 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1850 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 429

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Take-Off (Bk & CD): American All-Girl Bands During World War II. ISBN. 0375827978 (ISBN13: 9780375827976).

Take-Off (Bk & CD): American All-Girl Bands During World War II.

These all-girl bands kept morale high on the homefront and on USO tours of miltary bases across the globe while also helping to establish America’s legacy in jazz music. Several all-girl bands did. This book includes a hip swing CD. More books like Take-Off (Bk & Cd): American All-Girl Bands During World War Ii may be found by selecting the categories below: Juvenile Nonfiction, Girls & Women. Juvenile Nonfiction, Music, Jazz.

Take-Off : American All-Girl Bands During World War II. by Tonya Bolden. These all-girl bands kept morale high on the homefront and on USO tours of miltary bases across the globe while also helping to establish America's legacy in jazz music.

Tonya Bolden is the author of several books for young readers including Rock of Ages, The Champ, Cause: Reconstruction America, 1863-1877, and Maritcha, an ALA Notable Book, and Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in New York City.

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Take-off! : American all-girl bands during WW II. New York : Knopf, 2007. Sounds of war : music in the United States during World War II. New York : Oxford University Press,. To hasten the homecoming : how Americans fought World War II through the media. Lanham, Md. : Madison Books, 1996.

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The 1940's was a time when society thought it improper for women to make a sax wail or let loose hot licks on skins, but with the advent of World War II and many men away fighting the war, women finally got their chance to strut their stuff on the bandstand. These all-girl bands kept morale high on the homefront and on USO tours of miltary bases across the globe while also helping to establish America's legacy in jazz music."Take-off?" Oh, yeah. Several all-girl bands did.This book includes a hip swing CD.From the Hardcover edition.

Comments

Spilberg Spilberg
Readers interested in the all-girl bands of the World War II era should find this book a great introduction to the topic. It's a short book but full of great pictures and concise histories. The more popular groups of this period are included - Ina Ray Hutton, Ada Leonard, the Prairie View State College Co-eds, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm - as are several side-bars that present various individuals. The book also has an informative glossary of music terms and music related slang terms, as wells as two pages of selected sources that list choice books, articles, periodicals, and videos. All of this information is supported by a great 16 song CD that includes songs from the previously mentioned groups, as well as two cuts by trumpeter Valaida Snow.

Knowing little about this part of music history, I found this book to be very helpful. It was an easy read, but all the historical highlights were there - and the CD is a definite plus! "Take-off" is a good book to have before you tackle a more detailed historical account like "Swing Shift" by Sherrie Tucker. Highly recommend "Take-off."
Llallayue Llallayue
Very nice book about little known all girl bands of WW II. Neat imagery through out the well written history that sweetly includes author's groovy banter and commentary about the several units covered. Only disappointment for me was that the superb CD featured the only two nationally recognized, pre-war bands among the several other actual wartime units described in the text. Maybe the other bands never recorded or the sides are extremely rare so either difficult to acquire or very pricey to have added. I particularly wanted to hear the Texas Prairie View A & M band because of San Antonio's one and only Bert Etta Davis getting on board at age 17 as is well described in the text. "Ladybird" Davis was one of the band's true stars and she continued to display her fine alto sax chops with other bands during the 1950s and '60s. She returned to her hometown San Antonio in 1970 and continued playing into the early 1980s. A nice 1980 oral history interview with Bert Etta can be heard online while sadly Ms. Davis passed away in 1983 at age 61. She was one in a million and I was much disappointed not to be able to hear her riffing away on the CD included with this otherwise fine book by authoress Tonya Bolden.
Alsath Alsath
Aimed at a pre-teen audience...too much "cute" jargon. The materials all lifted (with credits) from other publications and disjointed. I happen to know a number of the musicians in the book, and it sells their stories short.
Lcena Lcena
This product was a fast delivery, well packaged, in good condition, at a fair price and as described. This book is well written and an interesting historical read. The enclosed CD is great!
Kaim Kaim
Excellent
Marilore Marilore
To all naïve readers who still think Kathleen Hanna, Courtney Love or Liz Phair were doing anything new by boldly storming their way into previously male territory, may I suggest Tonya Bolden's Take-Off? A quick and easy read, complete with photos, newspaper clippings and an obsessive amount of research, Take-Off chronicles the rise and eventual fall of "all-girl" big bands of the World War II era, proving once and for all that every female musician from Nancy Wilson to the Go-Go's to any number of riot grrrls would still be just singing in the shower were it not for the brave and brilliant contribution of the swing musicians who fought sexual and racial discrimination in order to prove, in no uncertain terms, that "girl musicians...are as much the masters of their instruments as are male musicians."

Take-Off (which is slang for an improv solo) tells an abbreviated story, for sure, but nonetheless lays it out: 16 million American men served in World War II, and their absence created room for more than just Rosie the Riveter; it also allowed space for The Hour of Charm All Girl Orchestra, Ada Leonard (a former stripper) and her All-American Girl Orchestra, and The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, among others. And while Take-Off will never be confused with a hard-hitting piece of feminist scholarship, Bolden does offer tentative critiques of the ways in which patriarchy forced the hands of the women she chronicles, explaining, for example, that as female musicians got bolder and player harder music, they compensated by dressing softer, trading in their simple skirts and blouses for strapless gowns with hem-to-hem ruffles the musicians had to iron on their travel suitcases. She also dedicates significant time detailing race relations of the time and the importance of single-race bands.

Bolden's use of jazz-era slang throughout the book often feels a bit silly and heavy-handed, but Take-Off is still a commendable exploration of the women who worked to dismantle the myth that "only God can make a tree, and only men can play good jazz." And perhaps best of all, the book comes with a CD of some of the most exciting swing music to come from the WWII era, reason enough to buy this book! While Take-Off is hardly definitive, it takes a necessary step in establishing that contrary to public opinion of the time, not all "women like violins."