List of crooners

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This is a list of crooners—singers in a soft, intimate style made possible by the introduction of microphones and amplification.[1] "Crooner" is an American epithet given to male singers of pop standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, either backed by a full orchestra, a big band or by a piano. Originally it was an ironic term denoting an emphatically sentimental, often emotional singing style made possible by the use of microphones.

Contemporary crooners[edit]

Past crooners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b C. W. E. Bigsby (2006), The Cambridge companion to modern American culture, p. 347, ISBN 978-0-521-84132-0 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Richard Grudens (2005-02-04), The Italian Crooners Bedside Companion, ISBN 978-0-9763877-0-1 
  3. ^ The Divine Comedy - Tonight we fly (Live) (A/V stream). YouTube. May 12, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Joseph Lanza, Dennis Penna (2002-11-01), Russ Columbo and the Crooner Mystique, ISBN 978-0-922915-80-4 
  5. ^ Richard Grudens (2003), Bing Crosby Crooner of the Century, ISBN 978-1-57579-248-4 
  6. ^ Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Arthur Knight (2001), Soundtrack available, p. 105, ISBN 978-0-8223-2800-1 
  7. ^ a b Allison McCracken (1999), ""God's Gift to Us Girls": Crooning, Gender, and the Re-Creation of American Popular Song, 1928–1933", American Music (University of Illinois Press) 17 (4): 365–395, doi:10.2307/3052656, JSTOR 3052656 
  8. ^ Gérard Herzhaft, Paul Harris, Brigitte Debord, Jerry Haussler, Gé Anton J. Mikofsky (1997), Encyclopedia of the blues, p. 35, ISBN 978-1-55728-452-5 
  9. ^ Clifton, Tony (January 20, 2010). Interview with Nathan Rabin http://www.avclub.com/articles/tony-clifton,37280/. Retrieved June 15, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)