06/8/2019 6:08 pm  #1


One of my favorite books about the art of crooning and its origins is The Rise of the Crooners (Scarecrow Press, 2002), by Michael Pitts and Frank Hoffmann et al, with a very good introduction by Ian Whitcomb. It's a book I usually don't hear much about, even though I come back to it often when writing about crooning and crooners. It has a chapter about Bing, as well as chapters on pioneering crooners such as Gene Austin, Russ Columbo, Nick Lucas, Johnny Marvin, and Rudy Vallee. I have recently uploaded a video to my YouTube channel in which I review this very valuable book. You may find it here:


Thanks, and I hope you enjoy it. But most of all, if you haven't already done so, I recommend you read this book when you get a chance.



Last edited by Anton G.-F. (06/8/2019 6:09 pm)


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