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Beschreibung

The first complete biography of singing legend Tony Bennett

Among America's greatest entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ray Charles, and Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett alone is still here and at the top of his game. For the first time, All the Things You Are tells the incredible story of Bennett's life and sixty-year career, from his impoverished New York City childhood through his first chart-topping hits, from liberating a concentration camp to his civil rights struggles, from his devastating personal and career battles and addiction in the 1970's to his stunning comeback and emergence as a musical statesman, America's troubadour, role model and mentor, and unmatched interpreter of the American songbook.

  • Takes a candid, unvarnished look at the amazing life of one of America's most enduring musical icons
  • Based on dozens of author interviews with Bennett's family members,?agents, musicians, composers and managers, and experts on the last fifty years of popular music
  • Filled with stories involving leading figures and entertainers of the twentieth-century, including Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fiorello LaGuardia, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ray Charles, Dean Martin, Billie Holliday, and more

Whether you've been a Tony Bennett fan for decades or are just discovering him, this book will deepen your understanding of this hugely gifted entertainer and his music.

David Evanier is a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of both nonfiction and fiction. He was formerly senior editor of the Paris Review, and his work has appeared in Best American Short Stories. He is a recipient of the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the McGinnis-Ritchie Short Fiction Award. Evanier has written for the New York Times (including 'Paper Cuts,' its music blog), the New York Times Magazine, the Village Voice, the New Republic, the Nation, and many other publications. He has received residence fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Wurlitzer Foundation, is a full-time member of the Writers Room where he wrote this book, and has taught at UCLA. His other books include Making the Wiseguys Weep: The Jimmy Roselli Story, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Roman Candle: The Life of Bobby Darin.

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David Evanier is a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of both nonfiction and fiction. He was formerly senior editor of the Paris Review, and his work has appeared in Best American Short Stories. He is a recipient of the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the McGinnis-Ritchie Short Fiction Award. Evanier has written for the New York Times (including "Paper Cuts," its music blog), the New York Times Magazine, the Village Voice, the New Republic, the Nation, and many other publications. He has received residence fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Wurlitzer Foundation, is a full-time member of the Writers Room where he wrote this book, and has taught at UCLA. His other books include Making the Wiseguys Weep: The Jimmy Roselli Story, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Roman Candle: The Life of Bobby Darin.

Klappentext
The first complete biography of singing legend Tony Bennett

"David Evanier's All the Things You Are is a work of profound empathy and musical understanding. Tony Bennett lives in these pages as a matchlessly joyous singer whose brilliance refracts from a deep and subtle soul."
James Kaplan, author of Frank: The Voice

"Much as Tony Bennett's music is appreciated, so will be this insightful book about the man behind the music."
Gay Talese

"Like the American songbook, Tony Bennett is indestructible. He has become the greatest champion of classic songs and thanks to his interpretation of them, they will go on and on. All the Things You Are is a stylishly written book that mirrors its subject. David Evanier has great knowledge and depth of understanding of Tony Bennett and his legacy. This is a significant work of art."
Michael Feinstein

"The great thing about David Evanier's biography—beyond its reliable research, nuanced evaluations, and stylistic eloquence—is that by looking closer at a great artist than the artist might have wished, it uncovers a man even more worthy of our admiration than we knew: a valiant defender of civil rights as well as the classic American songbook and the singer's right to enhance it by his own light."
Gary Giddins, author of Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams and Warning Shadows

Zusammenfassung
The first complete biography of singing legend Tony Bennett

Among America's greatest entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ray Charles, and Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett alone is still here and at the top of his game. For the first time, All the Things You Are tells the incredible story of Bennett's life and sixty-year career, from his impoverished New York City childhood through his first chart-topping hits, from liberating a concentration camp to his civil rights struggles, from his devastating personal and career battles and addiction in the 1970's to his stunning comeback and emergence as a musical statesman, America's troubadour, role model and mentor, and unmatched interpreter of the American songbook.

  • Takes a candid, unvarnished look at the amazing life of one of America's most enduring musical icons
  • Based on dozens of author interviews with Bennett's family members,?agents, musicians, composers and managers, and experts on the last fifty years of popular music
  • Filled with stories involving leading figures and entertainers of the twentieth-century, including Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fiorello LaGuardia, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ray Charles, Dean Martin, Billie Holliday, and more

Whether you've been a Tony Bennett fan for decades or are just discovering him, this book will deepen your understanding of this hugely gifted entertainer and his music.

Inhalt
Introduction: Staying Real.

1 Beginnings.

2 A Young Man’s Initiation.

3 “I Was Lost, I Was Drifting”.

4 An Alarm Clock in Church.

5 Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay.

6 Out of the Commonplace into the Rare.

7 Good-bye to All That.

8 A Quality That Lets You In.

9 “A Pure, Simple Thing”.

10 Renaissance.

11 A Partially Hidden Legacy.

12 The Next Century.

13 The Singing Waiter.

Acknowledgments.

Appendix: Awards, Albums, and Songs.

Bibliography.

Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: All the Things You Are
Untertitel: The Life of Tony Bennett
Autor:
EAN: 9781118033562
ISBN: 978-1-118-03356-2
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Turner Publishing Company
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 320
Veröffentlichung: 05.07.2011
Jahr: 2011
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 3.0 MB