Music of the Jazz and Swing era's

Why is Swing music cool?...     It definitely is...!

One of the reasons (without wanting to get TOO technical) is due to its shuffle rhythms that accent the off beats (much like cool reggae music, as opposed to classical and oompah music for example…). It’s this music that’s at the heart of Lindyhop, so here are a few examples of classic Swing tracks to get your ears around…

Perdido (1941)
Duke Ellington and his famous orchestra
Minor Swing (1935)
Django_Reinhardt
The Goon Drag (1941)
Lester Young
Smooth Sailing (1953)
Ella Fitzgerald
Tuxedo Junction
Erskine Hawkins and his orchestra
Harlem Madness (1932)
Fletcher Henderson and his orchestra
'Taint what you (it's the way 'hat you do it)
Jimmie Lunceford and his orchestra
Beale Street Blues (1927)
Jelly Roll Morton
Perdido Street Blues (1940)
Louis Armstrong and his orchestra
Savoy (1946)
Lucky Millinder and his orchestra
Hit that Jive Jack
Skeets Tolbert and his gentlemen of swing
Flat Foot Floogie
Slim and Slam
Everybody eats when they come to my house (1940)
Cab Calloway and his orchestra
Skaters Waltz in Swingtime (1939)
Bob Crosby and his orchestra
Jumpin' at the woodside
Count Basie and his orchestra
Love me or leave me (1934)
Benny Goodman and his orchestra