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Nelson Riddle: The Man behind the Music

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David Morrell isn’t only an acclaimed thriller author. He’s also a former professor of American Studies who writes in-depth profiles about music and film legends.

Frank Sinatra. Nat “King” Cole. Ella Fitzgerald. Judy Garland. Peggy Lee. Rosemary Cloony. Linda Ronstadt. No matter their various styles, these and other iconic popular singers had one thing in common—much of the
Kindle Edition, 40 pages
Published November 17th 2013 (first published January 24th 2013)
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As someone who is both knowledgeable about music theory and passionate about Riddle's work, Morrell is the perfect guy to write this interesting, insightful, and informative essay. I'd never heard of Nelson Riddle before, and I'm not someone who enjoys light jazz or big band music, but I devoured this piece.
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David Morrell is a Canadian novelist from Kitchener, Ontario, who has been living in the United States for a number of years. He is best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood, which would later become a successful film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. More recently, he has been writing the Captain America comic books limited-series The Chosen.
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