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The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide by Scott Yanow

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It is almost inevitable that a knowledgeable person will question the exclusion and inclusion of artists in any list of, for example, jazz singers, even in a list of as many as the top 500 of them. This book provides good, concise bios and CD recommendations for 521 singers, 30 vocal groups and also provides paragraph long sketches for 198 other singers, and there isn´t much to quibble about regarding the choices.

Yanow has a clear and unadorned writing style which is helpful in providing the reader with the most necessary information and little else. The CD recommendations for each artist are mostly very worthwhile.

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