“[In

  the 
 1930s], 
 the 
 
world 
 was 
 a 
 much 
 
different 
 place. 
 
Hundreds 
 and 
 
hundreds 
 of 
 big 
 
bands 
 performed 
 
music 
 that 
 was 
 
melodic 
 and 
 
swinging. 
 Couples 
 
touched 
 while 
 they 
 
danced. 
 …⋯Major 
 
clarinetists 
 were 
 
matinee 
 idols. 
 It 
 
was 
 not 
 unusual 
 
for 
 a 
 popular 
 Swing 
 
orchestra 
 to 
 play 
 
for 
 six 
 months 
 at 
 
the 
 same 
 venue 
 to 
 
large 
 crowds. 
 …⋯The 
 
Swing 
 era 
 (1935-46) 
 
was 
 a 
 special 
 time 
 
when 
 jazz 
 and 
 pop 
 
music 
 overlapped, 
 
trombonists 
 were 
 
always 
 in 
 demand, 
 
and 
 it 
 seemed 
 that 
 
anyone 
 who 
 had…⋯ 
 
a 
 fresh 
 idea 
 for 
 a 
 
new 
 sound 
 could…⋯ 
 
catch 
 on 
 and 
 
become 
 a 
 household 
 
name.” 
 -Scott
Yanow, Swing:
Third Ear – The
Essential
Listening
Companion

Bands
-Bands
- Basie
Swing Era
1990s-Today
Benny Goodman
Barbara Morrison
Buddy Johnson
Bill Elliott
Cab Calloway
Bix Centennial Allstars
Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
Count Basie
Ella
Boilermaker
Jazz
Band
Django Reinhardt
Boilermaker
Duke Heitger
Edmond Hall
Jazz Band
Engelbert Wrobel
Ella Fitzgerald
George Gee
Erskine Hawkins
Glenn Crytzer
Fats Waller
Ray
Fletcher Henderson Gordon Webster
A
few
things
I
want
you
to
know
about
Jimmie Lunceford
Julia Lee
Lionel Hampton
Louis Armstrong
Louis Jordan
by Yakov Hadash
Gee
Nat “King” Cole
yakov.hadash@gmail.com
Peggy Lee
-Youtubery
-Post-1945: Jump 1990s-Today (cont.)
Hollywood
Slim
Band
Some
videos
to
look
out
for:
Blues, Soul, Blues… (only available from me and Mary)
“All The Cats Join In”
Alberta Hunter
Hot Club of San Fran.
“Coal Black / Sebben Dwarfs”
Bill Henderson
Hot Sugar Band
“Hellzapoppin’ ”
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Indigo Swing
“Jammin’ The Blues 1944”
Ernestine Anderson
Johnny Nocturne
“Lunceford Orchestra 1936”
Frank Sinatra (w. Basie)
Jonathan Stout
“Katnip Kollege”
Gene Harris
Lavay Smith
“Three Little Bops”
Jimmy Witherspoon Lincoln Center Jazz Orch.
“Solid Serenade”
Joe Williams (w. Basie) ("Live in Swing City")
“Swing Cats Jamboree”
Lambert, Hendricks, Mora’s Swingtet
“All The Cats Join In”
and Ross
New Orleans Moonshiners
Les McCann
Solomon Douglas
Louis Prima
Stompy Jones
Nina Simone
Tuba Skinny
("Sings the Blues")
Armstrong
Recommended
Oscar Brown Jr.
Scott Yanow • Swing: Third
Oscar Peterson
Ear: The Essential Listening
Ramsey Lewis
Companion / Read this book!
("Greatest Hour")
Ken Burns • Ken Burns:
Ray Charles
Jazz / Available on Amazon
Ruth Brown
-

SWING
MUSIC

Prime, Hulu Plus, Netflix, etc.

Online resources
SwingDJs.com: A web forum
for, believe it or not, swing DJs.
Look around for threads where
folks list their “playlists from
last night” or favorite albums in
various subgenres.
JazzVideoCafe.com: Links to
all of the best YouTube jazz
videos. All killer, no filler.
AllMusic.com: The most
encyclopedic music guide ever
created. Contains an amazing
depth of information!
Swingmusic.net: Biographies
and history resource.
Hey Mister Jesse: An
exceptionally well-produced
podcast on all things swinging.
Turntable.fm: Find the “Swing
Music for Dancers” room.
TuneIn Radio: A web site and
mobile app that allows access
to thousands of radio stations. I
recommend “Swing FM 101.2,”
broadcasting out of France.
Pandora: Start a Pandora
station using any of the artists
at the left!
Spotify and Rdio: Streaming
music. Most of the artists on
the left are represented on
these services. On Spotify, you
can find “Shared Playlists” with
swing music.
South
Florida
Lindy
Collective:
DUCKY SWING ®
See you
Sundays • North Miamion Facebook!

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