Take-Off (Bk & Cd): American All-Girl Bands During World War Ii
by Tonya Bolden
Publication Date: May 08, 2007
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
The 1940’s was a time when society thought it improper for women to make a sax wail or let loose hot licks on skins, but with the advent of World War II and many men away fighting the war, women finally got their chance to strut their stuff on the bandstand. These all-girl bands kept morale high on the homefront and on USO tours of miltary bases across the globe while also helping to establish America’s legacy in jazz music.
"Take-off?" Oh, yeah. Several all-girl bands did.
This book includes a hip swing CD.