Archive for November, 2010

Swing History- From 1920 -Today

The turn of the century was instrumental in music. In the southern region of the United States, the African American community brought about a form of music that combined blues with syncopation, and jazz was born. Jazz began popping up in underground clubs, and spread through the communities like wildfire. It spurred several sub-genres of [...]

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The New York Swing Scene

The New York swing scene has been a large part of pop culture dating back to the 30s. When swing first made its way on the scene in New Orleans in the 20s, it wasn’t long before the style was adopted in New York. During the prohibition era, swing was huge in New York and [...]

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