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Louis Armstrong said, “If you can’t feel Swing, you’ll never know it.” This series, hosted by Connaitre Miller of Howard University, explores why Swing was the most popular dance music in America and how it is still alive today in dance halls, clubs and movies. For more on Swing music and dancing, visit artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

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Louis Armstrong said, “If you can’t feel Swing, you’ll never know it.” This series, hosted by Connaitre Miller of Howard University, explores why Swing was the most popular dance music in America and how it is still alive today in dance halls, clubs and movies. For more on Swing music and dancing, visit artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

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It Swings

By JayC99 - Dec 10 2011
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Great podcast. I love the music and is so informative too.

Good info, great music!

By Philcoman - Nov 21 2011
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Even though I've been listening to swing for years, I felt like I was getting an education by listening to these podcasts -- and of course there's a lot of great music!

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
4
1
5
0

It Swings

By JayC99 - Dec 10 2011
Read more
Great podcast. I love the music and is so informative too.

Good info, great music!

By Philcoman - Nov 21 2011
Read more
Even though I've been listening to swing for years, I felt like I was getting an education by listening to these podcasts -- and of course there's a lot of great music!
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Swing! Swing! Swing! A Celebration of Swing Music

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Louis Armstrong said, “If you can’t feel Swing, you’ll never know it.” This series, hosted by Connaitre Miller of Howard University, explores why Swing was the most popular dance music in America and how it is still alive today in dance halls, clubs and movies. For more on Swing music and dancing, visit artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

Gypsy Swing

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Jazz is a purely American form of music. With one exception. In the 1930s, Hungarian guitarist Django Reinhardt created a unique form of jazz – Gypsy Swing – that mixed traditional Eastern European music with an American beat. In this episode, Gypsy Jazz violinist Tony Ballog introduces us to the music of Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Swing.

Nov 18 2011

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Western Swing

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In the 1930s, two types of American music, the rural Country/Western and the urban Swing Jazz, were combined to create Western Swing, a popular type of music that crossed racial boundaries. In this episode we’ll learn about the roots of Western Swing, and hear the music of its most famous performer, Bob Wills.

Nov 16 2011

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Swing Jazz

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“Swing” took over the jazz world in the 1930s and became the music your great-grandparents danced to during World War II. In this episode, modern day Swing performers explain and demonstrate where Swing Jazz came from, why it was so popular, and where you can find it today.

Nov 14 2011

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Does it Swing?

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There’s a question every good jazz musician can answer just by listening to a song: “Does it Swing?” In this episode, we introduce several kinds of vintage and modern swing music: Swing Jazz, Western Swing, Gypsy Swing, and New Jack Swing and learn what music needs to have in order to “Swing.”

Nov 11 2011

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iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
4
1
5
0

It Swings

By JayC99 - Dec 10 2011
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Great podcast. I love the music and is so informative too.

Good info, great music!

By Philcoman - Nov 21 2011
Read more
Even though I've been listening to swing for years, I felt like I was getting an education by listening to these podcasts -- and of course there's a lot of great music!