Swingin' the dream [electronic resource] : big band jazz and the rebirth of American culture / Lewis A. Erenberg.
- Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1998.
1 online resource (345 p.)
- Big band music -- History and criticism.
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Popular culture -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- During the 1930's, swing bands combined jazz and popular music to create large-scale dreams for the Depression generation, capturing the imagination of America's young people, music critics, and the music business. Swingin' the Dream explores that world, looking at the racial mixing-up and musical swinging-out that shook the nation and has kept people dancing ever since.""Swingin' the Dream is an intelligent, provocative study of the big band era, chiefly during its golden hours in the 1930's; not merely does Lewis A. Erenberg give the music its full due, but he places
- pt. 1. From jazz to swing, 1929-1935
pt. 2. Now they call it swing, 1935-1942
pt. 3. Culture noir, 1942-1954.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-293) and index.
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