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Friedwald, Will 1961-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 171 publications in 3 languages and 6,786 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Autobiographies  Catalogs  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Jazz  Live sound recordings  Popular music 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Production personnel, Interviewer, Producer, Commentator, Other
Classifications: ML3508, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Will Friedwald
Jazz singing : America's great voices from Bessie Smith to Bebop and beyond by Will Friedwald( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how jazz and blues gave birth to popular singing, examining the style of creative singers and why their music was influential
The good life by Tony Bennett( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary singer and recording artist shares his life story including his many triumphs and tragedies
Stardust melodies : the biography of twelve of America's most popular songs by Will Friedwald( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines twelve poular songs, providing a complete history of the song, including the circumstances under which it was written and performed, how the song became famous, and the lyrical and musical content of each song
Sinatra! the song is you : a singer's art by Will Friedwald( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinatra! The Song Is You is the first full-length work to document the musical life of Frank Sinatra. Drawing upon recent interviews with Sinatra collaborators, arrangers, and musicians - as well as previously unpublished conversations with "The Voice" himself - author Will Friedwald chronicles this five-decade career, tracing the evolution of his vocal style from such early influences as Harry James (the bandleader who in the late thirties "discovered" Sinatra in New Jersey's Rustic Cabin), Tommy Dorsey, and Axel Stordahl, with whom Sinatra recorded his first string of solo hits. With the orchestrations of Nelson Riddle in the fifties came a more hard-swinging, uptempo Sinatra; the creation of his own label, Reprise Records, in the sixties gave him the venue to experiment with such unexpected forms as soft rock and psychedelia
A biographical guide to the great jazz and pop singers by Will Friedwald( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Will Friedwald's illuminating, opinionated essays--provocative, funny, and personal--on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century. From giants like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland to lesser-known artists like Jeri Southern and Joe Mooney, they have created a body of work that continues to please and inspire. Here is the most extensive biographical and critical survey of these singers ever written, as well as an essential guide to the Great American Songbook and those who shaped the way it has been sung."--Jacket
The Warner Brothers cartoons by Will Friedwald( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warner Bros. animation art : the characters, the creators, the limited editions by Jerry Beck( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looney tunes and merrie melodies : a complete illustrated guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons by Jerry Beck( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of jazz by Will Friedwald( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jazz is now 100 years old, a venerable American institution predicated on the unpredictable. But recent signs - ranging from Ken Burn's documentary Jazz: A History of America's Music to the dominance of reissues of jazz over new recordings - have made many question whether jazz's past has now become more important than its future, or whether jazz has any future at all. In this book, composed entirely via e-mail, 10 leading jazz critics take on the various issues surrounding jazz's future - the dominance of mainstream jazz, its spread around the world, the difficulty of making a living playing it, the growth of repertory jazz, the dearth of interest among young African Americans, the paradoxically backward-looking nature of the avant-garde, and many others. Their conclusions are as surprising, witty, and edgy as the music itself."--Jacket
The great American songbook : live at Michael's Pub( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ages by Lorraine Feather( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original songs on Lorraine Feather's eighth album range from the hilarious to the heartrending, covering a wide range of subjects including marriage, death, B vitamins, grammar school, and other commentaries on life
Sinatra! the song is you : a singer's art by Will Friedwald( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warner Bros. animation art : the characters, the creators, the limited editions by Jerry Beck( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playboy swings : how Hugh Hefner and Playboy changed the face of music by Patty Farmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playboy--the magazine, the empire, the lifestyle--is one of the world's best-known brands. Since the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953, two elements have been remarkably consistent: the first, obviously, is the celebration of nubile, female flesh. The second, readers may be surprised to learn, is Playboy's involvement in the music scene. The Playboy experience was never just about sex but about lifestyle. Music--particularly the finest jazz, a personal passion of Hefner's--has always been an essential component of that lifestyle. - Provided by publisher
The great jazz vocalists sing the Gershwin songbook by George Gershwin( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warner Bros. secrets et tradition de l'animation : les personnages, les créateurs, les éditions limitées by Jerry Beck( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judy by Judy Garland( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genius + soul = jazz by Ray Charles( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue vocals( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swinging voices of America : ein Kompendium grosser Stimmen by Will Friedwald( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The good life
Alternative Names
Will Friedwald American music critic

Will Friedwald Amerikaans journalist

Will Friedwald amerikai újságíró, zenekritikus, 1961-

Will Friedwald US-amerikanischer Musikkritiker

Languages
English (115)

French (5)

German (2)

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The good lifeStardust melodies : the biography of twelve of America's most popular songsSinatra! the song is you : a singer's artA biographical guide to the great jazz and pop singersWarner Bros. animation art : the characters, the creators, the limited editionsThe future of jazzSinatra! the song is you : a singer's art