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Bobby Short

The Life and Times of a Saloon Singer

by Bobby Short, Robert G. Mackintosh and Betty A. Prashker

Hardcover, 265 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $25 |


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The famed singer chronicles his rise from poor African-American performer to world-class celebrity, reminiscing about his Illinois childhood and early vaudeville career, as well as his encounters with musical greats, celebrities, and political leaders. 15,000 first printing.