05/12/2018 8:27 pm  #101


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Paul, I was a Paymaster and you wouldn't wish Paul Bock to receive your pay etc.

 

05/12/2018 9:28 pm  #102


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I do not think that this is an appropriate forum for discussion about the finer points of usage of language.

I would have thought however that in this theater/theatre debate it matters not a jot which form is used so long as there is consistency within the book/article/whatever EXCEPT if quoting the titles of establishments, when surely there should be conformity to the style of the business in question. (I once worked for a business which had numerous subsidiaries with very similar names. Correct usage was critical!)  

I hope that this matter may rest.

 

 

06/12/2018 11:59 pm  #103


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I thought the issue was solved and dropped weeks ago when I last stated my opinion on it.   But thanks for bringing it all up again just to remind us not to speak about what we already stopped speaking about.  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/shout.png

 

07/12/2018 5:41 am  #104


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Thanks to those who posted reviews of Giddins' book. Santa Claus will bring my copy.

 

11/12/2018 5:23 am  #105


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Just finished the chapter on his entertaining in war torn France. Really enjoyed it.
I thought that I had read/heard that both Bing and Fred travelled together into German held territory for a couple of minutes but the book says it was just Bing and his driver.
So good that Gary had acces to Bing's notes.
Well done!

 

11/12/2018 11:58 pm  #106


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The book was excellent, so I don't want to ruin it for anyone.

I gained respect for Bing in some aspects but then I lost respect in other aspects of his life.

The book showed Bing for the talent he was as well as the flawed man he sometimes was. I loved it and I hope sales are good enough for volume 3!

 

14/12/2018 4:10 pm  #107


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This is well worth watching.
https://livestream.com/flp/Giddins/videos/184655197

Last edited by Malcolm Macfarlane (14/12/2018 4:11 pm)

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14/12/2018 9:21 pm  #108


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Malcolm Macfarlane wrote:

This is well worth watching.
https://livestream.com/flp/Giddins/videos/184655197

A fascinating item. Thanks Malcolm, but I'd go much further than you because I think it is pretty well essential watching for all those who have the book. It sets a frame around the background to the book - the delays in production, the change in approach as compared to volume one, and includes quite a lot of interesting background. 
Fascinating to contemplate what the first volume would be like if the same resources had been available to Giddins when he was compiling that.

 

 

15/12/2018 4:27 am  #109


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Thank you Malcolm that was very entertaining and interesting.
Just hope the book goes well and that Gary completes Bing's life before my life is completed.
Thanks again.

 

15/12/2018 8:12 am  #110


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There is now an even better interview with Gary available. 
Go to https://vimeo.com/marvicpaulo/review/300885463/5e8b6c7b84

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15/12/2018 3:15 pm  #111


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Malcolm Macfarlane wrote:

This is well worth watching.
https://livestream.com/flp/Giddins/videos/184655197

WONDERFUL!  Many thanks for sharing.


All the best,
Paul M. Mock
 

15/12/2018 3:16 pm  #112


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Malcolm Macfarlane wrote:

There is now an even better interview with Gary available. 
Go to https://vimeo.com/marvicpaulo/review/300885463/5e8b6c7b84

 More GREAT stuff! Thanks for sharing this. 


All the best,
Paul M. Mock
 

18/12/2018 7:25 pm  #113


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Along with their "Louis and Bing" sale, Mosaic Records posted an article on their Daily Jazz Gazette on Bing Crosby Swinging on a Star with a picture of the cover and a link to an interview with Giddins. 

Go to the Mosaic website, select Jazz Gazette and scroll down, it is currently the 4th item.
http://www.mosaicrecords.com/
Below is a link to the article (I haven't verified whether it is one that has been linked elsewhere in this thread):
https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2018/10/25/interview-with-bing-crosby-biographer-gary-giddins/

Also, further down on the Mosaic Jazz Gazette, there is a link to Nate Chinen's WBGO 2018 holiday gift guide, since Mosaic's Savory set is on his list. Giddin's biography also makes the list. Below is a link: 
http://www.wbgo.org/post/refurbished-classics-fresh-discoveries-swing-holidays-our-gift-guide#stream/0

Nice to see the book being plugged on jazz sites. Maybe enough copies will sell to keep Gary busy for another 17 years. Hopefully he'll be a bit quicker and we'll all be around to read it.

Last edited by Jim Determan (18/12/2018 7:29 pm)

 

20/12/2018 4:09 pm  #114


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I don't want to ruin the book for anyone who hasn't gotten it but I would love to talk about the book!

Please shoot me an email at davidlobosco@yahoo.com. I would love to share what I took away from the book. We can start a reading group!

 

17/10/2019 3:44 pm  #115


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Great news! Just received this press release.

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.  The awards will be presented at a ceremony on May 23, 2020, during ARSC’s annual conference in Montreal, Canada. Additional information about the conference and the ARSC Awards for Excellence can be found at www.arsc-audio.org.
The awardees are as follows.
BEST RESEARCH IN RECORDED ROCK AND POPULAR MUSIC
Best History (tie)
Gary Giddins, Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946 (Little, Brown, & Co.)
Marisol Berrios-Miranda, American Sabor: Latinos and Latinas in US Popular Music/ Latinos y latinas en la musica popular estadounidense (University of Washington Press)

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17/10/2019 3:48 pm  #116


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I hope a volume 3 is forthcoming!

 

17/10/2019 3:58 pm  #117


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That is well-deserved news! Any way to find how the book is selling? That will certainly determine the fate of Volume 3. 


All the best,
Paul M. Mock
 

17/10/2019 4:12 pm  #118


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I recently told my wife about how excited I would be to read a volume 3 of Bing's life.

My wife, who is not a book reader, said "Why would you be so excited to read it. You know how that book ends?" https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cry.png


She is lucky I love her so much! https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png

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17/10/2019 7:35 pm  #119


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I have experienced over many years how my interest in Bing has brought out a lot of goodness in people who knew how much I was a Bing fan.
Just a week or two ago a man saw a copy of book 1 on Bing that he bought it and presented it to me.
So some person had bought the book and put it in a second hand store. I don’t know how much they paid for it.
I will now have a copy in Australia and a copy in the U.S.

 

18/10/2019 11:04 am  #120


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Awards like this may help towards a volume 3, I guess (and hope). Thank you Malcolm, for this news.

 

28/10/2019 6:53 am  #121


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Thanks Malcolm for that great news.

 

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