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.
Table of Contents
|List of sidebars||vii|
|Swing dance styles||xv|
|MusicHound owner's manual||xvii|
|A-z guide to swing acts||1|
|Books, magazines, and newsletters||339|
|Five-bone album index||357|
|Band member index||363|