Swing Jazz Music 1935-1945

Erin Brooks, Kaylin Baker, Abbie Porter


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


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.~


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