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Many people probably wouldnt have made it through the 1930s without music The people who listened to the music said it was their way of life Microsoft music Music helped people forget about all the bad and horrible things going on around them it let them escape their day to day troubles if just for a little while The kind of music most people listened to was the high beat Swing Swing was said to have been born in 1938 when Jelly Roll Mortons Red Hot Peppers recorded George Swing Microsoft music Others say it started on a cold night when Bennie Motens band got an entire Kansas City ballroom jumping World Book 159 Still others say it all started in 1932 when the great Duke Ellington recorded the album The Anthem of Idiom It Dont Mean a Thing If It Aint Got That Swing From the definition of the Webster Dictionary swing involves a departure from the written score by maintaining the underlying beat but playing the melody between and around the beat in a fashion other than it is written Pg 2121 More commonly swing refers to what we call big band jazz of the 1930s- music performed by groups which generally featured several of each instrument and playing a steady but still wild beat that was great for dancing Swing was a big band music with some exceptions like Benny Goodmans small bands The great swing band included those of Louis Russell Earl Hines Jimmy Lancford Andy Kirk Harlen Leonard Claude Hopkins Chick Webb Don Redmen Benny Carter Bunny Bengan Charlie Barnet Harry James Woody Herman Lionel Hampton and the great Count Basie Count Basie started out his young career as a jazz musician playing to silent movies Then in 1928 he joined Walter Pages Blue Devils starting a 20 year long association with the Bassist When the Blue Devils broke up Basie joined
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