[Dixielandjazz] Re: Lindy Hop
bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Thu Jan 13 01:09:07 PST 2005
Dear Anton and other participants,
I decided to stay out of this thread, as everything that needed to be said
was being said - and confirmed - as I know it.
However, I can't resist a general comment.
When ever the subject of dance and jazz/swing comes up for discussion I
always refer to the definitive book 'Jazz Dance. The Story of American
Vernacular Dance' by Marshall and Jean Stearns (1968, Schirmer
Books/Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc.).
Pages 323-327, in a chapter on The Savoy Ballroom, cover the Lindy Hop in
great detail, with some very interesting stories regarding the dance masters
and the black swing bands.
Well worth seeking out.
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