[Dixielandjazz] [australian-dance-bands] Scott Yanow's "The Jazz Singers" (press release)

Fred Spencer drjz at bealenet.com
Mon Jul 28 20:27:10 PDT 2008

On rereading this email I note that the "profiles" in this book are on only 
the "top 521 jazz singers." The inference is that there must have been quite 
a few more. I wonder how and by whom this rating was made. Cheers.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Denis King" <dcking01 at optusnet.com.au>
To: <australian-dance-bands at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 5:00 PM
Subject: [australian-dance-bands] Scott Yanow's "The Jazz Singers" (press 

> --- In songbirds at yahoogroups.com, Songbirds moderator <peggyfan at ...>
> wrote:
> Scott Yanow Completes 'The Jazz Singers,' His Tenth Jazz Book
> Burbank, CA, July 24, 2008 -- Scott Yanow, a veteran jazz journalist
> who has written about all styles of jazz during the past 30 years,
> recently completed "The Jazz Singers." The huge book, which has
> profiles on the top 521 jazz singers of all time, is scheduled to be
> published and released by Hal Leonard in October 2008.
> "The Jazz Singers" covers every significant jazz vocalist from 1900-
> 2007, ranging from Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Mel Torme to
> Diana Krall and Jamie Cullum. It follows a long string of important
> and highly rated books by Yanow, including "Classic
> Jazz," "Swing," "Bebop," "Afro-Cuban Jazz," "Trumpet Kings," "Jazz on
> Film" and "Jazz on Record 1917-76." Yanow's vast knowledge of both
> jazz history and the current jazz scene has resulted in his work
> becoming definitive books that are widely read and consulted.
> In his career, Scott Yanow has contributed to virtually every
> important jazz magazine including Jazz Times, Jazziz, Downbeat,
> Cadence, Coda, The Mississippi Rag and the Los Angeles Jazz Scene
> plus the All Music Guide website. He was the jazz editor for Record
> Review, co-produced a series of reissue CDs for Allegro Imports, has
> contributed to several festival programs (most recently the Playboy
> Jazz Festival), has penned over 500 liner notes and was the editor of
> the 3rd edition of the "All Music Guide to Jazz." It is believed that
> he has written more jazz record reviews than anyone in history.
> Scott Yanow also writes liner notes, bios, press releases, and
> website content. Interested parties can contact him at 818-848-2866.
> Copies of his books can be acquired through his website
> http://www.scottyanow.com/
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