The World of Swing

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Da Capo Press, 2001 - Music - 436 pages
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Now available for a new generation of swing enthusiasts, reissued to coincide with the release of "The World of Swing" CD from Columbia/Legacy, this monumental history of big band jazz, documented through interviews with forty leading musicians, has been updated with a new introduction and discography by Dan Morgenstern.
 

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Contents

SOMETHING TO PAT YOUR FOOT BY Count Basie
13
CLAUDE HOPKINSBandleader piano and arranger
31
ELMER SNOWDENBandfeader banjo and arranger
45
SANDY WILLIAMSTrombone
63
TAFT JORDANTrumpet
77
WILLIE SMITHAlto saxophone
93
ED WILCOXPiano and arranger 1
119
SY OLIVERBandleader trumpet and arranger
125
FRED NORMANTrombone and arranger
232
HOWARD JOHNSONAtto saxophone
241
CHARLIE HOLMESAfto saxophone
249
BENNY GOODMANBandleader clarinetj
260
BILLY MACKELGuitar
279
QUENTIN JACKSONTrombone
293
VIC DICKENSONTrombone
301
DOC CHEATHAMTrumpet
307

BENNY CARTERBandleader alto saxophone
135
ROY ELDRIDGETrumpet
148
EDDIE LOCKEDrums
155
JONAH JONESTrumpet
161
STUFF SMITHViolin
176
COZY COLEDrums
183
DUD BASCOMBTrumpet
192
HAYWOOD HENRYSaxophones clarinet and flute
203
SAMMY LOWETrumpet and arranger
212
ANDY GtBSONTrumpet and arranger
224
EDDIE HEYWOODPiano
318
ROGER RAMIREZPiano and organ
325
LAWRENCE LUCIEGuitar
345
AL CASEYGuitar
356
MILT HINTONBass
370
CHICK WEBBBandleader drums
384
SPONTANEOUS OPINIONS
399
RELEVANT RECORDINGS
417
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Stanley Dance (19101999) was the author of The World of Duke Ellington, The World of Earl Hines, The World of Swing and editor of Jazz Era: The Forties, all published by Da Capo Press. He was a regular contributor to Jazz Times and other publications.

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