Books tagged: swing era 19341939

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If It Ain't Got That Swing - Part 1
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,070. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Due to the strong Jewish and Black origins of swing and and jazz music, both were outlawed in Hitler's Germany. Simply owning a record could get one sent off to be re-educated or worse. When a Jewish swing kid falls in love with the daughter of a Nazi officer, he risks everything just for the chance to win her heart.
John Kirby and His Orchestra - A Forward Step in The Development of Jazz
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Big Band & Swing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
John Kirby is a jazz icon and a forgotten legend. However, between 1937 and 1942 his orchestra had no equals. Notable accomplishments: gained instant superstardom recording a swing version of the Scottish ballad Loch Lomond in 1937; the first jazz band to sponsored their own radio show on CBS "Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm" in 1940, They were affectionately called - The Biggest Little Band in America.