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Swingin' the dream : big band jazz and the rebirth of American culture

Author: Lewis A Erenberg
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring 1930s swing bands, this book looks at the racial mixing-up and musical swinging-out that shook the American nation and has kept people dancing ever since. Studying the big band era, Lewis  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis A Erenberg
ISBN: 0226215164 9780226215167 0226215172 9780226215174
OCLC Number: 37878677
Description: xxi, 320 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Just one more chance: the fall of the Jazz Age and the rise of Swing, 1929-1935 --
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 --
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.
Other Titles: Swinging the dream
Responsibility: Lewis A. Erenberg.
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