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Take-Off: American All-Girl Bands During WWII (Book & CD)

It was a time when Americans thought it improper for women to makea sax wail or let loose hot licks on skins. But the advent of World War II dispatched many men overseas, giving women the chance to finally strut their stuff on the bandstand . . .

Chaka! Through the Fire

” . . . the private side of Chaka, the story of what fame and fortune have cost her – and taught her – hasn’t been told before. In Chaka! Through the Fire, Chaka Khan gives us the whole story of the woman behind the diva and reveals her high and low points.”