The Night and the Music: Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, and Julie Wilson inside the World of Cabaret

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9780028729541: The Night and the Music: Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, and Julie Wilson inside the World of Cabaret

This study recounts the dramatic stories of three cabaret artistes, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook and Julie Wilson. Following these artistes through the 1993-94 performing season, the author brings to life the cabaret scene, the intimacy of smoke-filled clubs, but also the realism of their working lives. The book follows their careers through stardom and success at an early age, mental and physical breakdowns and family troubles, and the struggle to rebuild their lives and careers. Also described are the prominent younger singers on the cabaret scene, and colourful background figures such as musicians, club owners, promoters and media people. A meditation on the popularity of nightclub singing in the 1990s runs through the text, including descriptions of the special bond a great singer can create with an audience, and the enduring allure of cabaret as a lifestyle.

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