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Building the Kingdom of Swing

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

After his own group disbanded, Henderson began writing arrangements for Benny Goodman's band to play on a network radio program called Let's Dance. The Henderson-Goodman collaboration has been ... More


Beyond the Ballroom

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Although famous for its performances at the Roseland Ballroom and on recordings, Fletcher Henderson's band spent a good deal of time playing in other kinds of venues, such as theaters and on the ... More


Original Jelly Roll Blues …

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Popular

There is a story that during the 1930s when Morton was in the audience when a swing band performed his song “King Porter Stomp” he was disappointed with their rendition and went up to the stage, ... More


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