Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History
Benny Goodman and teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black and White Jazz Band is book about how Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson grew up and ended up being in a band together. I liked how it told the story of how they started to play the music when they were little and how they grew up to keep playing music. As they got to be older, they both ended up playing in bands for other people and became famous. Finally, they play in the same band together, even though it wasn’t on a stage at first.
I liked the part where they were ready to record where they talked and planned and finally they recorded. My favorite words were: “the stage was hot, the dance floor hotter, the music was hottest.” I kind of liked the pictures; my favorite one was them in the studio. I thought it was funny how in Benny’s family there was an instrument for each boy, biggest to smallest. I learned that soon when I grow up I can play instruments. My least favorite part was the end of the book. I would recommend this book for others to read.
|Author||Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome, illustrator|
|Page Count||32 pages|
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