Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

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Illustrations
FIGURES
I.Cover of Radio Guide /35
2.Cover of Popular Song Hits /56
3.Magazine advertisement for Holiday Inn /63
4.Lobby photo for You Were Never Lovelier /79
5.Lobby photo for Roberta /106
6.Lobby card for You Were Never Lovelier /109
7.Lobby photo for Daddy Long Legs126
8.Promotional photo of “If Swing Goes, I Go Too” from Ziegfeld Follies /152
9.Production still of “The Carioca” from Flying Down to Rio /174
10.Publicity spread for Carefree /187
11.Magazine advertisement for Second Chorus /194
12.Publicity still of “The Shorty George” from You Were Never Lovelier /197
13.Lobby card for Daddy Long Legs /205
14.Instructions on how to “Sluefoot” included in published sheet music /208
15.Production still of “Swing Trot” from The Barkleys of Broadway /211

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part One - Astaire among Others 19
  • Chapter 1 - "There’s a Difference and Astaire Is It" 21
  • Chapter 2 - "I Am a Creator" 53
  • Part Two - Astaire at the Studios 97
  • Chapter 3 - "I Play with the Very Best Bands" 99
  • Chapter 4 - "Tell Them to Let It Swing" 115
  • Chapter 5 - "Fixing Up" Tunes 128
  • Part Three - Astaire in Jazz and Popular Music 167
  • Chapter 6 - "Keep Time with the Time and with the Times" 169
  • Chapter 7 - "Jazz Means the Blues" 217
  • Chapter 8 - "Something That’Ll Send Me" 246
  • Chapter 9 - "You Play and I’Ll Dance" 271
  • Conclusion 311
  • Notes 327
  • References 347
  • Acknowledgments 357
  • Permissions 361
  • Index 363
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