SWING DANCE BOOKS
This is a list of my "top picks" for interesting swing reading!
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= best!

***FRANKIE MANNING, Ambassador Of Swing,
Frank Manning & Cynthia Millman
(Temple University Press 2007, ISBN 978-1592135639)
(Read this one first! )

***SWINGIN' AT THE SAVOY,
Norma Miller (Temple U. 1996, ISBN 1-566394-94-5)

***TOMMY DORSEY : Livin' in a Great Big Way,
Peter Levinson
(Da Capo Press; New Ed edition, 2006, ISBN 978-0306815027)

*** THE BIG BANDS,
George T. Simon (Schirmer, ISBN 0-02-872430-5)

***SWINGIN' THE DREAM,
Lewis Erenberg (U. Chicago Press 1998, ISBN 0-226-21516-4)


***JAZZ DANCE,
Marshall and Jean Stearns (Da Capo 1994, ISBN 0-306-80553-7)

***SWING: The Essential Album Guide,
ed. Steve Knopper (Visible Ink Press, ISBN 1-57859-091-4)

***SWING: The New Retro Renaissance
(V Search 1998, ISBN 1-889307-02-5)

***THE COTTON CLUB,
Jim Haskins (New American Library 1977, ISBN 0-452-25598)

***BIG BOOK OF SWING...songs/piano acc. (Hal Leornard 1998, ISBN 0-7935-8963-0)

***JAZZ ANECDOTES
Bill Crow (Oxford University Press, USA; 2Rev Ed edition (August 12, 2005) , ISBN 978-0195187953 )
(this book is hilarious! ! ! ! )

LET'S LINDY,
Simon Selmon (Dance Books Ltd 1993, ISBN 1-85273-039-0)


GOOD MORNING BLUES,
Count Basie autobiography. (Random House 1985, ISBN 0-394-54864-7)

SWING SWING SWING,
Benny Goodman bio. by R. Firestone (Norton 1993, ISBN 0-393-03371-6)

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL,
Louis Jordan bio. by John Chilton (Quartet Books 1992, ISBN 0-7043-7025-5)


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