Swing Jazz Music 1935-1945

Erin Brooks, Kaylin Baker, Abbie Porter

ORIGIN:

Started with big bands in New York and Kansas City in the early to mid 1930's, and then moved quickly to Chicago.

TRACKS WE LIKE:

Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman

Chicago - Benny Goodman

Bugle Call Rag - Benny Goodman

Sing Me a Swing Song (and Let Me Dance) - Benny Goodman

It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Ella Fitzgerald

In The Mood - Glenn Miller

St. Louis Blues - Benny Goodman

Princess Crocidile - Gry

Swing Bop - Der Dritte Raum

Cocktail Swing - Åke Fagerlunds Orkester


~We liked these songs the most because they are all very upbeat and easy to dance to.~

BIG NAMES IN SWING:

Ella Fitzgerald - she had a very distinct scat and swing style, and her albums were also popular outside of the typical jazz audience

Benny Goodman - "King of Swing" he started the swing era, and helped jazz become more mainstream

Glenn Miller - enormously popular, his band was known for romantic ballads and highly energetic swing songs, his songs helped the perserverant American spirit in the years surrounding WWII