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)
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    • Brian Setzer : Dig That Crazy Christmas (12/06/05)
Did You Know...
Fletcher Henderson
(Dec 18,1898 - Dec 28,1952)
One of the most important figures in the development of big band jazz. Before becoming a pianist, band leader, and arranger, he earned a degree in chemistry at Atlanta State University.
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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