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The Last Balladeer : The Johnny Hartman Story, Hardback Book

The Last Balladeer : The Johnny Hartman Story Hardback

Part of the Studies in Jazz series


In The Last Balladeer, author Gregg Akkerman skillfully reveals the life-long achievements and occasional missteps of Johnny Hartman as an African-American artist dedicated to his craft.

In the first full-length biography and discography to chronicle the rhapsodic life and music of Johnny Hartman, the author completes a previously missing dimension of vocal-jazz history by documenting Hartman as the balladeer who crooned his way into so many hearts.

Backed by impeccable research but conveyed in a conversational style, this book will interest not only musicians and scholars but any fan of the Great American Songbook and the singers who brought it to life.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 392 pages, 16 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
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  • Category: Jazz
  • ISBN: 9780810882812

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