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  Swing Era: Style   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Swing became so specifically defined that it is often thought of as a genre of its own, a separate trajectory from the jazz which preceded and followed it.
introduction to Swing That Music, Louis Armstrong's 1936 memoir and explanation of the new swing genre, is uncomfortably parallel to the introductions commonly attached to slave narratives.
Leroi Jones' dramatic narrative of the growth of Swing out of early jazz also highlights the self-consciousness of its relationship to other forms of jazz, and to other art forms in general, which is intrinsic to Swing.
xroads.virginia.edu /~ASI/musi212/emily/estyle.html   (440 words)

  
  Jonathan and Sylvia
Swing: The term "swing dance" is commonly used to refer either to a group of dances developing to the evolving Jazz music during the Jazz a.k.a.
Swing era (late 1910s to 1940s) or to the forms that are later evolutions based upon swing era dancing.
Most swing dances developed in response to swing (genre) music, though many of these styles and their descendents are danced today to modern music.
www.jonathanandsylvia.com   (244 words)

  
  Swing (dance) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "swing dance" is commonly used to refer either to a group of dances developing during the swing era (late 1920s to 1940s) or to the current dances and dance scenes centred on swing dancing.
Most swing dances developed in response to swing (genre) music, though many of these styles and their descendents are danced today to modern music.
There are swing dance scenes in many developed Western and Asian countries throughout the world, though each city and country varies in the popularity of specific dances, local culture and definitions of "swing dance" and "appropriate" dance music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swing_(dance)   (1951 words)

  
 Swing (genre) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of jazz music that developed during the 1920s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States.
Swing is distinguished primarily by a strong rhythm section, usually including double bass and drums, medium to fast tempo, and the distinctive swing time rhythm that is common to many forms of jazz.
Swing bands tended to be bigger and more crowded than other jazz bands, necessitating a slightly more detailed and organized type of composition and notation than was then the norm.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swing_(genre)   (973 words)

  
 Swing Lyrics
Swing (genre) - Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of jazz music that developed during the 1920s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States.
Swing (dance) - The term " swing dance " is commonly used to refer either to a group of dances developing to the evolving Jazz music during the Jazz a.k.a.
Swing era (late 1910s to 1940s) or to the forms that are later evolutions based upon this era.
www.go2lyrics.com /swing-lyrics-artist.html   (177 words)

  
 Swing dance
The term "swing dance" is commonly used to refer either to a group of dances developing during the swing era (late 1920s to 1940s) or to the current dances and dance scenes centred on swing dancing.
There are swing dance scenes in many developed Western and Asian countries throughout the world, though each city and country varies in the popularity of specific dances, local culture and definitions of "swing dance" and "appropriate" dance music.
Many swing dancers today argue that it is important to dance many styles of partner dance to improve technique, but also to reflect the historical relationship between these dances in the swing era of the 20s and 30s.
music.information-free.com /Dance-music/Swing_dance.html   (1779 words)

  
 Swing (genre) - ArticleWorld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Swing Music, sometimes referred to as swing jazz, is a type of jazz music that appeared around 1920 and established itself as a musical genre in the thirties in USA.
Swing dancing developed around youngsters that created it because of the fast paced and energy filled swing music songs.
Nowadays swing is not as appreciated as it was in the past and only a few bands still exist when compared to other styles of music.
www.articleworld.org /index.php?title=Swing_(genre)&printable=yes   (276 words)

  
 Past Perfect - Jazz & Swing
Swing, trad jazz, smooth jazz, bebop, sax solos.
Swing Music - Every jazz lover of a certain age, it seems, instinctively understands the meaning of 'swing', when used in a musical context.
Swing comes in many guises, uses many voices, but its essentials never change: 'rhythmic propulsion...
www.pastperfect.com /jazz_swing   (1326 words)

  
 Swing (dance) Summary
In the 1930s swing bands emerged at the forefront of American popular music, evolving from the jazz genre, which was primarily produced and listened to by fls, into one patronized also by urban whites.
Swing music is marked by a subtle swaying, living pulse, which came from musicians playing just ahead of the beat enough to be syncopated, or dragging behind it enough to be bluesy.
Swing, notes historian Lewis Erensberg, caused "a general revolution in the popular dance in the United States" as white youth took up the fl dance innovations in order to banish whatever ballroom gentility remained in the Depression.
www.bookrags.com /Swing_(dance)   (2507 words)

  
 Swing, salsa heat up dancing club
She explained that swing has recently come into style, but it is not new by any means.
Swing dancing dates back to the 1920s and `30s, stemming from the Charleston and the Lindy Hop.
Masson explained that while disco made a comeback for a short time, she believes that swing is here to stay for a while.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V132/N42/05-swing.42d.html   (740 words)

  
 Gypsy Jazz - Live music, London
Gypsy Swing, sometimes called String Swing, is Swing played with a rhythm section of guitars and bass, rather than the traditional drums and bass of American Jazz.
His compositions make up the bulk of standards in the Gypsy Swing genre today and his unorthodox technique (due to the fact that he lost the use of two fingers of his left hand in a fire) has defined the sound of Gypsy Jazz.
Swing Jazz is a music that provides a venue for exploration, improvisation and virtuosity on the part of the players (including singers) while at the same time is appealing to listeners and dancers alike because of its exciting rhythms and melodic beauty.
www.quecumbar.co.uk /swing.html   (766 words)

  
 Crescent Blues| "It Don't Mean a ThingÂ…"
Swing re-emerged in the late Nineties from the "Trends of Days Gone By" cellar with a bang, exploding onto MTV and radio airwaves thanks to groups like the Cherry Poppin' Daddies and the Brian Setzer Orchestra.
Swing lets listeners leave behind the negativity of popular songs like the Ben Folds Five's "Song for the Dumped" or "Flagpole Sittah" by Harvey Danger.
But those rooted in the Swing "movement" are confident this blast from the past will keep swinging way into the future.
www.crescentblues.com /1_2_issue/swing2.shtml   (579 words)

  
 Swing: Variety Theatre Review
The women of "Swing!," a bouncy new revue that celebrates the American dance craze that’s in vogue again, spend an awful lot of time airborne, tossed hither and thither by their dapper dancing partners with a precision that’s nothing short of breathtaking.
But generally "Swing!" succeeds admirably in its attempt to put a contemporary shine on the sights and sounds of another era.
But "Swing!" is a pleasing and polished tribute to a particular time and tempo, a lively party that boasts an infectious spirit that mingles nostalgia with a joy in music that’s entirely ageless.
www.robbierozelle.com /laura/swingvar.html   (696 words)

  
 The DJ
But I can't count the number of swing dances I've been to where the DJ was playing only one or maybe two type genres of swing music, most of it at the same tempo.
I've been to dances where the DJ played one predominant type of swing music, because the DJ had just "discovered" a particular era or genre of swing music and wanted to "educate" the audience on their "discovery".
I further believe that an understanding of the historical development of swing dancing and swing music has an inherent artistic and educational value that allows the dancer to better understand the rich culture of swing dancing and swing music and understand the context for their particular swing dancing style.
www.uky.edu /StudentOrgs/HKSDC/DJ.html   (4106 words)

  
 Types of Lindy hop Music
It arose because no musical term aptly described a sub-genre of swing music that has become popular over the past few years but is found only on one or two songs per CD (because it is not yet a musical genre of its own right).
Since Lindy Hop and Swing dancing re-emerged from virtual extinction in the mid-1990s, they have grown and evolved far beyond the classic Swing Era music that inspired their creation and beyond the poppish, Neo Swing that helped bring them back to life in the mid-nineties.
"Swing Music" is also a term developed by musicians and historians, an thus serves purposes that extend beyond identifying the music to which we like to dance.
www.austinlindy.com /types_of_lindy_hop_music.htm   (1102 words)

  
 WESTERM SWING BANDS - A HISTORY
The folks who came to the roadhouses were of course, all the 'locals', - everyone knew everyone else, and their ages ran from the young folks to the old-timers, friends and neighbors, husbands and wives, all could spend some time listening, drinking and dancing the weekend nights away.
Probably the best known of the early Western Swing bands were Milton Brown and his Brownies, and Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, but there were hundreds more who managed to achieve a modicum of fame even if in just their own regional area.
Of all the bands, it was The Western Caravan that carried on the true Western Swing traditions, -in their commitment to using string players primarily.
nfo.net /usa/weswing.html   (6686 words)

  
 Western Washington University Swing Kids
Swing Dancing is a genre of partner dance done to swing music.
Lindy is the all-encompassing swing dance, and dances which were once individual dances such as Jig-Walk, Charleston, East Coast Swing, etc. have now been swallowed up and incorporated into Lindy Hop.
Blues dancing may be a separate genre from swing dancing, but the two are intimately tied together.
www.ac.wwu.edu /~swing/swingdancing.html   (506 words)

  
 Colleges.com, U Magazine
How about the fact that swing CDs are lining record store shelves, tunes from the genre are being played on mainstream radio, and clubs are bopping to the beat all across the nation.
Swing groups touring the nation don't have to worry about crowds getting excited and grooving to the beat.
Swing bands of today show a lot of similarities to the past and can provide a window of escape from the unnecessary copycat bands that have infiltrated the music industry.
www.colleges.com /Umagazine/articles.taf?category=arts&article=F1_swing   (749 words)

  
 Country Music - Western Swing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As obvious in the name, this genre is a blend of Dixieland Jazz, and Blues.
This genre Introduced the Hawaiian steel guitar and the drums to Country Music.
The genre's popularity declined after the war, as Rock N’ Roll increased in popularity.
www.drummingstyles.com /Genres/Country/Western-Swing/drumbeats.html   (139 words)

  
 Top 20 Essential CDs
Up front, I must disclaim that boiling down the entire genre of Swing music to 25 CDs or records is a ridiculous enterprise, in and of itself.
From the early rhythmic innovations of his 1930s big band, to the smooth-grooving, explosive swing of his 1950s and 60s big bands, to the late, small groups recordings he did with other Jazz Greats (Oscar Peterson or Zoot Sims), Basie was an under-appreciated master of Lindy Hop music.
A great Neo Swing band from Tennessee that puts a bit of a laid-back, country-boogie flair in their music, but still remains true to the lively, fun, traditional art form of Swing music.
www.austinlindy.com /top_20_essential_cds.htm   (2421 words)

  
 Tom Morrell - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Western swing great Tom "Wolf" Morrell has been in the business of making music for longer than many of today's hot new stars of country have been alive.
During a career that has spanned more than four decades, Morrell has served as a member of a number of Western swing bands, toured and recorded with some of the best in the country genre, and earned a place in the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 1988.
By the '50s he had moved to California, where Western swing bands were popular.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/552/Tom-Morrell/1040701.html   (367 words)

  
 MySpace.com - www.myspace.com/ropeswingcities
Rope Swing Cities is a netlabel/record label launched in September of 2005.
Not wishing to be pigeonholed into one genre, Rope Swing Cities instead embodies a musical aesthetic of movement, change, nostalgia and emotion.
By offering diverse sounds, ranging from folk rock, to ambient, idm, and minimal techno, Rope Swing Cities hopes to accompany you on all of your journeys, be they introspective hikes through the streets of your home town, quiet evenings at home, or sweaty nights in the club.
www.myspace.com /ropeswingcities   (451 words)

  
 swing - OneLook Dictionary Search
SWING, swing : Encarta® World English Dictionary, North American Edition [home, info]
Phrases that include swing: swing shift, swing door, swing trading, in full swing, swing around, more...
Words similar to swing: cut, dangle, drop, jive, lilt, sway, sweep, swinging, swung, baseball swing, bat, fluctuate, get around, golf shot, golf stroke, swing music, swing out, swing over, more...
www.onelook.com /?loc=pub&w=swing   (603 words)

  
 Listen to Free Online Swing Radio Stations - Live365 Internet Radio
Swing is the kind of Jazz that was popular during the Swing era -- roughly from 1935 to 1945.
The roots of Swing lie in the rhythmic concepts of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Billy Holiday.
Absinthe Radio is a celebration of the classic sounds of the 20s and 30s, and their peculiar partnership with another perfect pastime, Absinthe.
www.live365.com /cgi-bin/directory.cgi?genre=swing   (332 words)

  
 Swing Music
There are many talented local swing bands, but Stephanie's (and her band members') unique interaction with the dancers has made them an invaluable component to our scene.
I concede that these ideas might not apply to every DJ, and surely, the further one takes these ideas away from the "Swing" genre, perhaps the less applicable they become (there are only so many analogies, for instance, that may carry over into the world of House music or Hip Hop).
First the VOLUME must be set to match the "current" song (that which the dancer's are currently swinging out to), otherwise dramatic leaps and drops in volume will jar the mood of the dancefloor.
www.swingthis.net /music.php   (1584 words)

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