Sunday, November 07, 2010

A Fine Romance


My collection of previously published liner notes, magazine and newspaper articles, etc. related to practitioners of American Popular Song, entitled A Fine Romance: My Lifelong Affair with Jazz Singing and Singers, was to have  hit the stalls this fall. But the tentative publisher was moving at such a slow pace that I've decided---what the hell---to e-book it. There are only a handful of books out there related to the subject, most notably two very fine collections by Will Friedwald. But there really should be more. Many more. This is my modest gesture to help address that scarcity.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/18644342/A-Fine-Romance-My-Lifelong-Affair-With-Jazz-Singing-and-Singers#scribd

PS: There's at least another book's worth of material stashed away where this one came from.

14 comments:

Luis said...

Thank you! Looks very interesting.

Dominic said...

Looks fantastic, Mr. Reed. I must say you are a welcome addition to the very limited selection of quality books on jazz writing. And I must admit I find your opinions much more agreeable than Mr. Friedwald's!

AAUndercover said...

Oh my goodness. The Friedwald books you mentioned set me off in this direction. I am so looking forward to learning more.

I hope you get it published one day. If you do, I'll buy a copy for sure.

jeronimo said...

I extremely appreciate this gesture dearest doctor!
Thank you ever so much!
Looking forward to learn and learn and learn....

j.

Kevin said...

Thank you Bill!

jeronimo said...

Just went throught the book, and I must say that I really like this...reallyreallyreally!

Hooray for you!

You're the best!

j.

JohnnyLovesRecords said...

What a generous gift. I can't wait to start reading. Thank you so much!

JohnnyUSA

Vic said...

Bill, I jumped over here from your JWC post. I downloaded the book and read thru the forward right quick. What a treat! Just sorry you had to give up on the hard copy version.

I look forward to reading the book and further perusal of your blog. Thank you, thank you.

bluebird said...

Thank you Bill for this most generous gift.
I can already see some of my favourite singers in the Index.
Best wishes from UK.

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing all that work
it's always a pleasure to read jazz stories

sunbop

mel said...

Mr. Reed, I cannot thank you enough for sharing your wonderful book with us.

AAUndercover said...

I've read the manuscript now Bill and I enjoyed it... especially the story about Bill Black. I'm going to buy that album now (if I can get it).

sunbop said...

i can't find my digi copy of your book (A fine romance), i saw you put a link on scribd put i can't trace it. Can you help me locating it. Or can i paypal some money to your email and you send me the archive?

Bill Reed said...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/18644342/A-Fine-Romance-My-Lifelong-Affair-With-Jazz-Singing-and-Singers