List of Crooners
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List of Crooners

This is a list of crooners--singers who sing in a soft, intimate style made possible by the introduction of microphones and amplification.[1] "Crooner" is an American epithet given to male singers of pop standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, backed by a full orchestra, a big band or by a piano. Originally it was an ironic term denoting an emphatically sentimental and often emotional singing style.

Living crooners

Deceased crooners


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  5. ^ a b Allison McCracken (1999), ""God's Gift to Us Girls": Crooning, Gender, and the Re-Creation of American Popular Song, 1928-1933", American Music, University of Illinois Press, 17 (4): 365-395, doi:10.2307/3052656, JSTOR 3052656
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  7. ^ Joseph Lanza; Dennis Penna (2002-11-01), Russ Columbo and the Crooner Mystique, ISBN 978-0-922915-80-4
  8. ^ Richard Grudens (2003), Bing Crosby Crooner of the Century, ISBN 978-1-57579-248-4
  9. ^ Pamela Robertson Wojcik; Arthur Knight (2001), Soundtrack available, p. 105, ISBN 978-0-8223-2800-1
  10. ^ Gérard Herzhaft; Paul Harris; Brigitte Debord; Jerry Haussler; Gé Anton J. Mikofsky (1997), Encyclopedia of the blues, p. 35, ISBN 978-1-55728-452-5

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