A Vibrant Life in Music
Author Stella Castellucci speaks about the story of her exceptional life in music
“Sea Shells is derived from an album Peggy and I recorded in 1955 for Decca Records, comprised of folk songs, a sea chanty, children’s play songs, and Chinese poetry that Peggy recites as I improvise Chinese-flavored music,”
Stella Castellucci’s Diving Deep for Sea Shells is a family-oriented memoir with emphasis on Stella’s life in music, primarily as a member of the accompanying jazz groups for famed singer Miss Peggy Lee. It also chronicles a lifelong friendship between the author and Miss Lee together with their respective families.
Passionate about furthering her father’s legacy in music, Castellucci joined Peggy Lee’s touring jazz group in 1953. During those times, she had established a close relationship with Peggy, collaborating and appearing on a number of Peggy Lee albums.
“Sea Shells is derived from an album Peggy and I recorded in 1955 for Decca Records, comprised of folk songs, a sea chanty, children’s play songs, and Chinese poetry that Peggy recites as I improvise Chinese-flavored music,” says Castellucci.
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Diving Deep for Sea Shells
Written by Stella Castellucci with Edgar Amaya
Kindle | $2.99
Paperback | $9.46
Book copies are available at www.litfirepublishing.com, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and other online retail stores.
About the Authors
Stella Castellucci is a globally known harpist, composer, teacher, lecturer, and author. She was born in Los Angeles to a musician father, Louis Castellucci. At a young age, she had fully grasped that music is a part of her family tradition and heritage. After high school, she started a career as a harpist for the American Broadcasting Company radio orchestra.
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