Swing And Big Band

by BlueBeatTimeMachine

Swing And Big Band

by BlueBeatTimeMachine

129 artists, 7207 songs

Jazz music reached new peaks of popularity during the 1930s and '40s as large bands started playing music geared towards ballroom dancers featuring swinging rhythms and simple arrangements with repetitious elements that left room for sophisticated, extended solos. Orchestras fronted by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Glen Miller achieved considerable commercial success across the U.S., but they performed predominantly in racially segregated clubs even though the music appealed to a universal audience. Singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra experienced their first tastes of fame fronting big bands during this exciting era.

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