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  • Cohodas, Nadine. Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, reprint edition, 2012
  • Crowther, Bruce and Mike Pinfold. The Jazz Singers: From Ragtime to the New Wave. New York: Blandford Press, 1986 
  • Friedwald, Will. A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers. New York: Pantheon Books, 2010.
  • _____. Jazz Singing: America’s Great Voices from Bessie Smith to Bebop and Beyond. New York: Scribner, 1990.
  • Gavin, James. Deep In a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
  • Giddins, Gary. Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2001.
  • Gioia, Ted. The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Gleason, Ralph J. Celebrating the Duke, and Louis, Bessie, Billie, Bird Carmen, Miles, Dizzy, and other Heroes. Boston: Da Capo Press, 1975.
  • Holiday, Billie, with W. Dufty. Lady Sings the Blues. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1956.
  • Nicholson, Stuart. Ella Fitzgerald: 1917–1996. London: Indigo, 1996.
  • O’Day, Anita, with George Eells. High Time, Hard Times. New York: Limelight Editions, 1989.

Library of Congress Resources

Other Resources

  • “The Abbey Lincoln Collection, 1949–2008,” Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University Libraries.
  • The Jazz Singers: A Smithsonian Collection of Jazz Vocals from 1919 to 1994. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Collection, 1998.