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Shout, Sister, Shout!

Ten Girl Singers Who Shaped a Century

Roxane Orgill


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Dip into this collective biography of ten outstanding female singers of popular music in the twentieth century and meet some of the most remarkable women who've ever lived Through intimate personal details and numerous photographs, interviews, and tidbits of little-known information, music critic Roxane Orgill brings to life ten "girl singers" and the decades in which they did their best work. Readers of Shout, Sister, Shout will learn about the lives, the loves, and the music of SOPHIE TUCKER (1900s) MA RAINEY (1910s) BESSIE SMITH (1920s) ETHEL MERMAN (1930s) JUDY GARLAND (1940s) ANITA O'DAY (1950s) JOAN BAEZ (1960s) BETTE MIDLER (1970s) MADONNA (1980s) LUCINDA WILLIAMS (1990s) Writing in a friendly, readable style, Roxane Orgill has created a book of great distinction that will fascinate and inspire readers of all ages.

Simon Pulse, 9781416963912, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2007

About the Author

Roxane Orgill played the violin as a child and concentrated on music history and theory in college and graduate school. She has been a music critic for more than twenty years, writing for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Bergen County (New Jersey) Record, the Milwaukee Journal, and Billboard. She is also the author of the picture book If I Only Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong. Ms. Orgill lives with her husband and young daughter in Hoboken, New Jersey.