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Torch Singing Performing Resistance and Desire from Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf (Ethnographic Alternatives Book Series) by Stacy Holman Jones

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Published by AltaMira Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Blues,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Music,
  • Composers & Musicians - Country & Folk,
  • Genres & Styles - Blues,
  • Music / Blues,
  • Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal,
  • 20th century,
  • History,
  • Love songs,
  • Popular music,
  • Social aspects,
  • Women in music

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8007387M
ISBN 100759106584
ISBN 109780759106581

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She has also made some fine albums that endorse her torch-singing credentials, particularly Matters of the Heart () and The Lady With the Torch (). But as she reveals in her new autobiography, Patti LuPone: A Memoir, many of those experiences have been bruising, and one or two left scars that that have yet to heal properly. 9 FEVER Peggy Lee. Of all the singers of torch songs, by far my favourite, in terms of technique, polish and integrity, is Peggy Lee. I think the economy and phrasing in the way she uses her voice. It’s been a fine week on BBC4 for lovers of old- and new-style torch channel’s celebration of the Great American Songbook was stuffed with profiles, documentaries and performances rich in the genre, from a biography of Ella Fitzgerald to a welcome repeat of Walk on By, a series on the history of popular song.. One of the highlights was a BBC4 Sessions concert featuring Gwyneth.   But Billie, Ella, and Edith weren't the only heartbroken sophisticates singing back in the’ 30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. They were joined by fleets of torch-singing talent, most of who, like most old pop culture, are now only of interest to music nerds and largely forgotten to the general public.

  Lighting Wishing Torches since ! 2,, Wishing Torches lit and counting!. Get your wishing torch lit for free! The wishing torch is the invaluable resource for breeding the rarest of all the monsters on the hit game My Singing every lit wishing torch that you have on the your island the chance of breeding a rare monster is increased.   I’ve always been a sucker for the distinct musical genre of “torch songs” and a huge admirer of certain torch singers. A torch song tells sorrowful tales of longing for a love lost, romantic misfortune and of life’s harsher experiences. I’d say that a torch singer must have truly lived to sing in a manner worthy of the definition, and in this way, it is often world weary voices. Torch Song book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Do you know what its like to lose a child to murder?An up-and-coming singer of /5(5). Drama, American Literature, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Plays Torch Song Trilogy is a collection of three plays by Harvey Fierstein rendered in three acts: International Stud, Fugue in a Nursery, and Widows and Children First! The story centers on Arnold Beckoff, a torch song singing Jewish drag queen living in New York City in the late and s/5(34).