Following my post on the lost or neglected Jimmie Noone film footage, I would like to share another of my musical holy grails - Al Bowlly's crooning manual, The Modern Singing Style. I have no consistent desire to be a singer, yet I do have a love of Bowlly's singing and an overriding desire to understand how music works.
Does anyone have a spare copy lying around?
My mate Boris, an even greater Bowlly aficionado than I, forwarded me a link to this excellent YouTube presentation, which features images from the book. Watch for yourself and see if the table of contents doesn't spark your interest...
And here's Al conducting a musical masterclass on the subject: