Songbird is a photo treasury of the women whose voices have enriched our lives. This visual history brings together for the first time all the greatest female vocalists of the twentieth century from Billie Holiday, Etta James, and Peggy Lee to Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, and Emmylou Harris.
An inspiring testament to the triumph of female singers, Songbird will appeal not only to the diva fans but also to music-lovers and women of all ages. In an important text, Reuter shows how, in an industry that has traditionally been dominated by male executives, these women have fought for recognition and have forged their own styles along the way. Songbird tells the story of their struggle to the top while detailing the milestones of their careers. Often pairing performers of the past with contemporary singers, the book illustrates the artistic connections, relationships, and influences that tie the women of music together. Rarely published photos evoke the glamour of their performances, the glitz of their stage personae, and the power of their voices.
Songbird also works as a comprehensive playlist of songs and albums that is sure to introduce readers to new performers as well as forgotten classic singers. Plus, with vintage record covers and never-before-seen concert shots, this is a must-have memorabilia piece for music collectors and an essential addition to any pop culture library.
Songbird: Fabulous Female Vocalists by Donald F. Reuter
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Diane Pub Co (February 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0756774594
- ISBN-13: 978-0756774592