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 term "jitterbug" originally was a slang term for a person who was real heavy on "jittersauce" (which is slang for alcohol). The term was then later applied to Lindy Hop dancers and Lindy Hop itself. By the 1950s, the term was being used to describe East Coast Swing -- which had replaced the Lindy Hop as the "in" dance.
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

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


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