You Call It Madness
The Sensuous Song of the Croon
ISBN10: 0679463089 ISBN13: 9780679463085 Publisher: Villard Books Published: Jul 28 2004 Pages: 499 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
A portrait of the brief meteoric career and early death of singer Russ Columbo documents the history of the crooning form, discussing its placement at the beginning of modern popular music and the achievements of such figures as Bing Crosby, Nick Tosches, and Greil Marcus. 20,000 first printing.