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 (born 1914)
Artie Shaw (born 1910)
Duke Ellington (born 1899)
Chick Webb (born 1905?)
Ella Fitzgerald (born 1917)
  • 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)
Did You Know...
The title of the Glen Miller tune "Pennsylvania 6-5000" was the phone number of the Hotel Pennsylvania on 7th Avenue in New York City. At the time, if you wished to call the Hotel Pennsylvania, you would ask the operator to connect you to "Pennsylvania 6-5000." However, if you had a phone that you could dial a number on, you would dial "736-5000" since 73 was the equivalent of the exchange name "PEnnsylvania."
Styles of Swing Dance
Lindy Hop
Smooth Lindy or Hollywood
West Coast Swing

    Pseudo-swing styles
      East Coast Swing
           Ballroom Swing

    Jazz Dances

Styles of Swing Dance Music
Hot Jazz
Swing Jazz
Boogie Woogie
Jump Swing (neo-swing)
Jump Blues
1950's Rock

Tweet Like on Facebook
History of Swing| Fashion| Bios| Dance Etiquette| Forum Join Login