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Jazz History 6

Jazz History 6

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6.
Swing Era: Popular Music, BigBands
 
The
 
Swing era
.
was t
he
p
eriod
 
of 
t
ime
(19351946) w
hen
 b
ig
ba
nd
sw
ing
 
mu
s
ic
was t
he
 
mo
st p
o
p
ul
a
r
 
mu
s
ic
 
in
t
he
 U
ni
t
ed
 Stat
e
s.
Though
t
he
 
mu
s
ic
 
h
a
d
b
een
a
round
s
ince
t
he
 
l
at
e
1920s a
nd
 
e
a
rly
1930s, b
eing
p
l
a
yed
b
y
b
l
a
ck
 ba
nd
s
led
b
y
s
uch
a
r
t
i
sts asD
uke
E
lling
t
on
,J
immie
 L
unceford
,B
enny
M
o
t
en
,E
ll
a F
i
tz
ger
a
ld
,Cab Ca
llo
wa
y
,L
oui
s A
rm
st
rong
a
nd
 F
le
t
cher
H
ender
s
on
,
mo
st
hi
st
ori
a
n
s b
elieve
t
h
at t
he
Sw
ing
E
r
a sta
r
t
ed
w
i
t
h
 B
enny
G
oodm
a
n'
s p
erform
a
nce
at t
he
 Pa
lom
a
r
 Ba
llroomon
A
ugu
st 21, 1935, b
ringing
t
he
 
mu
s
ic
t
o
t
he
 
re
st
of 
t
he
 
coun
t
ry
.
 
The
sw
ing
 
er
a was p
reci
p
i
tat
ed
b
y
sp
icing
 
u
p
a
mili
a
r
 
commerci
a
l
, p
o
p
ul
a
r
 
m
at
eri
a
l
w
i
t
h
aHa
rlem
 
orien
t
ed
 
fl
a
vour
a
nd
s
elling
 
i
t
vi
a aw
hi
t
e
ba
nd
 
for
a w
hi
t
e
 
mu
s
ic
a
l/commerci
a
l
 a
udience
.

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