Dixie Melody

by Marilynn Lynne Berry



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/11/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781425906153
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781425906146
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467016988

About the Book

This is a story ‘based on’ the life of Doris Dixon  who had a burning ambition to become a professional jazz singer during the 1930’s.

Doris came from a privileged English background and was highly educated with her parents expectations of her going into the ‘professions.’


 By luck, at a students reunion in a London nightclub, Doris created her chance to sing with a visiting American Jazz Band and was engaged by them ‘on the spot’ as Dixie Dixon, their singer;  subsequently ‘treading the boards’ in America was no easy task.  But Dixie met and sang with the greatest jazz /swing bands of

of her time.  Because of her early demise, little is known about Dixie Dixon, so this book puts her right back there in the jazz spotlight where she fought so hard to be. 

About the Author




Marilynn Lynne Berry was born and brought up in Birmingham, England and became interested in literature at a very early age. However Marilynn only started to write seriously 15 years ago writing, poetry and children’s books.  More recently

she made a conscious decision to write adult novels but stories everyone would understand and enjoy.


Recently Marilynn has written books about World War 11 incorporating the Glenn Miller big band swing style music, a period of time which fascinates not only Marilynn, but many people throughout the world.


Currently Marilynn lives in Rugby, Central England with her family where she continues to write.