Did You Know...

Daniel Louis Armstrong
(August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971)
In 1930, "Satchmo" was arrested for possesion of marijuana, in Los Angelas; he was banned from entering the state of California for 2 years, but remained an advocate for the drug's use his whole life.

Swing Biographies

Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
Cab Calloway (1907-1994)
Benny Goodman (1909-1986)
Fletcher Henderson (1898-1952)
Louis Prima (1910-1978)
Gene Krupa (1909-1973)
Frankie Manning (1914-2009)
Artie Shaw (born 1910)
Duke Ellington (born 1899)
Chick Webb (born 1905?)
Ella Fitzgerald (born 1917)

Styles of Swing Dance

Lindy Hop
Smooth Lindy or Hollywood
West Coast Swing

    Pseudo-swing styles
        East Coast Swing
           ╰ Ballroom Swing
        Hustle
        Shag

    Jazz Dances
        Charleston
        Shim-Sham
        Tap

  • Recent swing music releases :
    • Count Basie : This & That (03/21/06)
    • Chick Webb : Stomping at the Savoy [Box Set] (01/17/06)
    • Gene Krupa : Starburst (01/17/06)
    • Brian Setzer : Dig That Crazy Christmas (12/06/05)

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