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...
Frankie Manning was one of the original swing dancers of the swing era. Credited for creating the first Lindy aerial, this Savoy Ballroom dancer was a member of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, a founder of the Congoroos, and has performed and choreographed in several movies. At age 88, Frankie Manning is still teaching Lindy Hop to dancers world wide.
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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