Swing is a sub-genre of jazz characterized by rhythmic tension created when part of a band drags the beat back while other instruments drive it forward, and associated with rhythmic dances such as the jitterbug and the lindy hop. It was created by big bands of the 1930s including those of Benny Goodman and Fletcher Henderson, and popularized by such groups as the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Big bands as well as smaller combos have continued to play swing music into the 21st Century. New Swing orchestras of the 1990s used younger musicians and edgier attitudes to attract fans in their teens and 20s much as Benny Goodman did some 60 years earlier.
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Fan portal offering historical articles, biographies, RealAudio radio archives, photographs and extensive links.
Any Swing Goes
An online magazine dedicated to the revival of swing and big band music and dancing, including the latest swing news, reviews, an online chat lounge, and a links directory.
An online magazine about all things retro, including swing music, bands, venues, and dancing.
Australian Dance Bands 1925-1970
A discussion forum/website for all who love the Australian Dance Bands from this fabulous era. Other dance bands and vocalists can also be discussed from the same era.
Craig's BigBands and BigNames
Historic reviews and photographs of performers from the Big Band Era.
Links to swing bands, radio stations, clubs and venues, societies, calendars, and other retro sites.
The Swing Lounge
Information on swing etiquette, fashion, and the Atlanta swing scene.
Swiss Swing Dance Society
For lindy hop dance enthusiasts in Switzerland. Event schedule, photo gallery, links to swing dance classes.
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