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Swing: The Essential Album Guide by Steve Knopper

In 1935 Benny Goodman and his band began to rock and the swing era shifted into high gear. And as we dance into the new millennium, swing is again the thing. From the vintage sounds of the classic swing artists to the rollicking licks of western swing to the hottest neo-swing bands patrolling the planet in the never-ending quest to bring new life to the dance floor, MusicHound Swing sweats and swaggers and tells you who's hot and who's not. And you'll get a taste of rockabilly, jump blues, and boogie-woogie to boot. More than 300 acts from yesterday and today are given the royal MusicHound treatment.

Besides telling you "what to buy," MusicHound Swing is packed with in-depth biographical essays and details on artistic influences, musical development and trademark qualities. More than 100 photos and a free CD help bring the music to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825672583
Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Series: Musichound Series
Edition description: BOOK & CD
Pages: 461
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

List of sidebarsvii
Swing dance stylesxv
MusicHound owner's manualxvii
A-z guide to swing acts1
Compilation albums337
Books, magazines, and newsletters339
Web sites343
Record labels347
Radio stations349
Five-bone album index357
Band member index363
Producer index369
Roots index385
Category index395
Series index399

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