Swing, that modern sound

It was for stage bands, for dancing, and for a jiving mood of letting go. Throughout the nation swing re-sounded with the spirit of good times. But this pop genre, for a decade America's favorite, arose during the worst of times, the Great Depression. From its peak in the 1930s until bebop, r &...

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Main Author: Bindas, Kenneth J.
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2001.
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Summary:It was for stage bands, for dancing, and for a jiving mood of letting go. Throughout the nation swing re-sounded with the spirit of good times. But this pop genre, for a decade America's favorite, arose during the worst of times, the Great Depression. From its peak in the 1930s until bebop, r & b, and country swamped it after World War II, swing defined an American generation and measured America's musical heartbeat. In its heyday swing reached a mass audience of very disparate individuals and united them. They perceived in the tempers and tempos of swing the very definition of modernity. A su.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xix, 209 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-198) and index.
ISBN:9781604736762
1604736763