Swingin' the Dream Big Band Jazz and the Rebirth of American Culture

ISBN-10: 0226215172

ISBN-13: 9780226215174

Edition: 1999

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Description: Exploring 1930s swing bands, this text looks at the racial mixing-up and musical swinging-out that shook the American nation. Studying the big band era, the author places the music within a larger context and makes his case for its importance.

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
From Jazz to Swing, 1929-1935
Just One More Chance: The Fall of the Jazz Age and the Rise of Swing, 1929-1935
Now they Call it Swing, 1935-1942
The Crowd Goes Wild: The Youth Culture of Swing
Swing Is Here: Benny Goodman and the Triumph of American Music
News from the Great Wide World: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Black Swing Bands
Swing Left: The Politics of Race and Culture in the Swing Era
The City of Swing: New York and the Dance Band Business in Black and White
Culture Noir, 1942-1954
Swing Goes to War: Glenn Miller and the Popular Music of World War II
The War in Jazz
Coda and Conclusion: Red Scares and Head Scares
Notes
Index
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